LGA (Local Government Association)

The LGA is a membership organisation of over 400 local authorities in the UK. It is a politically led, cross party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. Climate UK supported the LGA in the development of its Climate Local initiative, which was launched in June 2012 to succeed the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change

Climate Local supports councils’ efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve resilience to a changing climate. By voluntarily signing up, councils publically commit to tackling climate change at a local level and to share their progress with other councils. Climate UK sits on the LGA's Climate Local board in an advisory capacity.