Local authorities can address the climate crisis while boosting health and wellbeing, creating better jobs and tackling poverty and inequality

The North of Tyne Combined Authority have worked with Ashden to create a new way of developing policies to deliver climate action and powerful community benefits, focusing upon the day-to-day needs of local people in the region.

Through the Climate Change Co-benefits Project, Ashden have brought together local authority officers, elected officials and a broad range of local stakeholders, using creative tools to unlock a new policy development methodology – one that helps decision makers take a holistic and systems-based co-benefits approach. 

Ashden are supporting staff from Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council and Newcastle City Council to connect climate action with broader community benefits. The project is focused on three areas, supporting the local authorities in the region to discover and share models of good practice. 

Project focus areas:  

  • Active and Sustainable Travel 
  • Fuel Poverty and Decarbonisation 
  • Green Infrastructure 

Read about North of Tyne co-benefits in action on the Ashden website.