Five more UK councils have joined a ‘net-zero pledge’, meaning that one-third of the UK population is now represented by councils aiming to reach net-zero emissions at least five years ahead of Central Government’s 2050 commitment. The UK100 has confirmed that council leaders at Warwick District Council, London Borough of Lambeth, St Albans City and District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council have joined the Net-Zero Pledge initiative. These councils join 52 other local authorities in pledging to set net-zero targets ahead of the Government’s deadline. UK100’s ‘Net Zero Pledge’ explicitly commits them to neutralise council emissions by 2030 and those of their residents and businesses by 2045. Collectively, the 57 local authorities represent more than 35% of the UK population and 28% of England’s land area.
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