Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities policy paper: Local government and the path to net zero, government response to the Select Committee report

Te Government has published its response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s report on local government and the path to net zero.

The Government welcomes the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee report that was published on 29 October 2021 following its inquiry into local government and the path to net zero. The government is grateful to the Committee and all those that provided evidence to it.

The Government recognises that local authorities play an essential role in driving local climate action. They have significant influence over the key sectors of energy, housing, and transport, reform of which will be essential to achieving net zero.

The Government recognises that they must continue to work closely with local government, to ensure that they are working together to deliver national net zero ambitions.

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