To achieve the UK’s net zero target a collective commitment is required. A key actor in enabling the targets to be reached will be local authorities.

Why? Local authorities are planners and purchasers. They own land and buildings and can bringing together local partners.

Here we unpack, through talking with Greater Manchester, how they are on the front foot in fighting carbon.

A crucial element in helping local authorities’ reduce emissions is procurement. We talk with SCAPE, a leading public sector procurement authority and hear how they are helping the public sector to move to net zero carbon in construction and improve local communities in the process.

But of course, these plans have to be funded. To discuss this and other green finance topics, including green washing and taxology we invited authoritative voices from the green finance arena to take part in a discussion. A video of the discussion and some of their easily digestible thoughts can be accessed below.