An example of Local authority green action is illustrated in this article. West of England Combined Authority (WECA) plan to replace their climate change plan with a more ambitious one, as they were not on track to meet their 2030 climate change goal of achieving net zero. Their projections will mean reducing CO2 emissions each year by 10%. They
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In Contracts, the NEC has introduced the consultative form of its new “option X29” clause which aims to tackle misleading green claims made by suppliers (sometimes called “greenwashing”) and enable tangible net-zero requirements within contracts.
For more information see the NEC statement and our article on option X29.
In Procurement, the Government’s Net Zero Strategy outlines the intention to “leverage public procurement as a tool that drives greener and more resilient outcomes” which is supported by the policies within the Innovation Strategy.
In Waste, DEFRA have published the Government Response to their consultation Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging, with changes including removing business waste from the scheme.