Climate Response - LGC Awards 2021
This award is open to a single council or where appropriate a partnership of councils, or a council-owned company. Private sector or public sector partners can enter on a council’s behalf, with the permission of the council itself.
Councils are uniquely placed to effect change in response to the climate crisis. This award is intended to mark excellence in any aspect of a council’s work in addressing the carbon footprint of the council, its services and its broader local area.
Entries may include work to capture climate benefits from changed behaviours or work with local businesses and communities to address the climate crisis, to both enable economic growth and secure environmental improvements. Entries will be judged on the innovation of their submissions, the extent to which it has delivered measurable change, the quality of evidence of support from local communities, and the ability for other councils to replicate the work.
Submissions should focus on:
- A full description of the project and its aims;
- A detailed explanation of how it was funded and where the expertise for it came from;
- Any evidence of how the council has worked or engaged with, or influenced the behaviour of local people;
- Links between policy on climate change and other objectives including economic and social wellbeing;
- Evidence that the project has met its goals.
Award entries will be judged upon:
- The extent to which the council’s work was an innovative response to a significant concern and potentially can be replicated in other areas;
- The quality of the outcomes obtained from the project, for instance in improved or more efficient services, or measurable reductions in local carbon emissions;
- Links between climate response and other policy areas including economic wellbeing and regeneration;
- Evidence of buy-in to the project or its goals from members of the local community or external organisations.