Empowering local government to be climate leaders

How we can empower local government to deliver on the climate crisis?

London Councils hosted an online panel during London Climate Action Week to discuss the role of local authorities in addressing the climate crisis, identify key policy and engagement asks for central government, and discuss upcoming opportunities for climate leadership, including COP26.


Katharina Winbeck, Strategic Lead: Transport and Environment, London Councils 


  • Mayor Philip Glanville, Chair, London Councils Transport and Environment Committee
  • Patrick Allcorn, Head of Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Sue Halliwell, Joint Chair, ADEPT South East Board, and Director for Planning and Place, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Harriet Lamb CBE, CEO, Ashden