Enabling local rapid change solutions to the Climate Emergency

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Palmer, P., Gillich, A. and Redmond, S. (2021). Enabling local rapid change solutions to the Climate Emergency. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study. Hyeres, France 29 May - 03 Jun 2017
AuthorsPalmer, P., Gillich, A. and Redmond, S.
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Three quarters of UK Local Authorities (LAs) have declared Climate Emergencies. Most include an ambition for carbon neutrality by 2030. Yet a lack of clarity on a national policy framework through to 2030 means that LAs now face the challenge of creating an enabling environment to respond to urgent Climate Emergency targets.
This paper reviews the implications of the LA Climate Emergency Declarations for local policy making in respect of low carbon retrofit. It will focus on evidence from a council whose dedicated project team is creating and implementing 2030 Climate response strategies, as well as built environment practitioners who have expertise to deliver retrofit services. Using documentary evidence and expert testimony, this paper will explore the gaps in creating an enabling environment/policy roadmap to 2030, the role might local government play in delivering large scale domestic retrofit, and how to align the various stakeholder groups.
The paper finds that despite the simplistic term ‘retrofit’, the domestic retrofit landscape is far from simple. It is not a homogenous entity, rather a complex, multi-layered and segmented eco-system. We propose reviewing this segmentation through the lens of ‘first-mover’ which would help clarify where efforts should be focused, and which measures could be taken to accelerate consumer engagement. The authors discover there is potential for Local Authorities to develop novel approaches to retrofit processes, by taking the role of ‘middle actor’, reshaping the customer journey and engaging a range of stakeholders to stimulate local economies and deliver on social and environmental goals. Open collaboration with third sector organisations can provide access to research, resources, and networks to help deploy rapid change solutions.

Keywordsclimate emergency, net zero, retrofit, local authorities, first mover, retrofit scale, policy roadmap, 2030, 2050
Year2021
JournalEuropean Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE)
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Deposited06 Dec 2021
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