UK government ‘failing to help local leaders achieve net zero’

UK government ‘failing to help local leaders achieve net zero’

Mayors such as Newham’s Rokhsana Fiaz say they do not have the investment or powers they need

The government is failing to provide local leaders with the investment and resources they need to achieve net zero, according to the mayor of Newham.

Rokhsana Fiaz, the first woman to become a directly elected mayor of a London borough, said her council’s “appetite [to achieve net zero] is high: we’ve got the knowhow and we know where the problems are” but, she said, the government isn’t providing local leaders with what they need.

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