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ADEPT immediate priorities and path to net zero report


ADEPT - five immediate priorities

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) has developed:

  • its plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • a roadmap on how to deliver stronger, healthier communities, operating in a more resilient and prosperous economy

They suggest that local authorities will play a key role in helping to link economic recovery to net zero emissions and nature restorations.

Below are the five immediate priorities outlined by ADEPT in helping to start the journey towards a green recovery.

  1. Invest in low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure including public transport, renewable energy and EV charging.
  2. Support reskilling, retraining and research to accelerate the move to a net zero economy.
  3. Upgrade our homes to ensure they are fit for the future.
  4. Make it easy for people to walk, cycle and work remotely.
  5. Accelerate tree planting, peatland restoration, green spaces and other green infrastructure.

We agreed in July 2020 to support ADEPT’s key five priorities to shape its actions towards achieving net zero by 2040.

Path to net zero

It's essential that we work with citizens to ensure that:

  • your views are heard
  • we develop strategies that fit with your lives and aspirations

During times where COVID-19 has had an impact on how we consult and engage, the UK Assembly’s workshops bring together a range of UK citizens from differing backgrounds and experiences.

The assembly has developed a report called 'the path to net zero' which outlines 50 recommendations that should shape our approach to addressing climate change.

We agreed in October 2020 to adopt the path to net zero recommendations.

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