Spatial Planning for Climate Resilience & Net Zero
Barriers & opportunities for delivering net zero and climate resilience through the local planning system
A report for the Climate Change Committee
By Neil Best (CSE), Dan Stone (CSE), Hugh Ellis (TCPA) and Celia Davis (TCPA)
Research showing that a lack of clarity about central government policy is undermining the ability of local planners to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The report exposes the gulf between the planning system’s potential to create long-term, location-specific plans that integrate energy and resilience strategies with other public policy objectives, and the current reality.