Cutting council emissions should be seen as a duty by all public sector bodies in the UK. As it stands, these bodies have a significant carbon footprint and sizeable associated energy bills which are getting bigger every year. They also have the ability to extend their influence beyond their own estate and operations, throughout whole communities. This influence extends across a range of carbon sensitive themes including procurement, planning, local business engagement and education.
Public bodies must take more action towards sustainability, firstly by cutting council emissions. This will help them meet the deadlines set by the government. Each local authority in the UK has been tasked with ensuring they meet their share of the quota.