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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
July 2023

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.

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Here, CSE’s Dan Stone and Neil Best discuss the worrying findings of their research:

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