90% of residents support increased biodiversity
It comes as nine out of ten councils have declared a climate emergency.
In a poll conducted by the Local Government Association (LGA), 94% of residents want to see increased biodiversity in their area, including the planting of trees and protection of green spaces.
The survey found that encouraging people to be more eco-friendly through recycling and less plastic use, as well as increasing the use of renewable energy were also high up on the priority list for residents, with both receiving over 90%.
The LGA said that the position of councils as place-shapers, convenors of local partners and communities, asset owners, problem solvers and significant purchasers puts them at the forefront of delivering real, tangible changes in the transition to net zero.
Nine out of ten councils have declared a climate emergency and as part of the work authorities have been doing across the country to protect the environment and reach net zero, many have developed projects to encourage wildflower growth, plant trees and protect biodiversity in their communities.
Posted: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 21:21 by Becky Jones