The Great Collaboration

Leading to a Zero Carbon Herefordshire

Want more information about how your council can tackle climate change and lower the carbon footprint of your community? Here you will find a selection of reading material and resources organised into different categories. If you think there is something missing then email any recommendations to

Guidance for Local Authorities

The below documents are written specifically for local authorities. Though aimed at all levels, we believe that they all hold useful information and actions that can be implemented even at Parish Council level.

Friends of the Earth: 33 Actions Local Authorities Can Take on Climate Change

Gordon Coppock’s Review of FOE 33 Actions Specifically For Herefordshire

Ashden: Toolkit for city regions and local authorities

Centre For Sustainable Energy: Low-carbon neighbourhood planning guide

The Clerk Magazine: Special Feature Tackling Climate Change

DEFRA: Adapting to Climate Change, A Guide for Local Councils

Case Study: Fownhope Parish Council

Fownhope PC’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency

Fownhope PC’s Draft Timescale Planning for Zero Carbon Fownhope

Case Study: Frieburg, Germany, an example of a successful Green City

Freiburg Overview

Freiburg Green City Map


Case Study: Malvern Hills Car Club – please contact the club if you would like guidance with setting up your own car share club.

Electric Vehicle Charge Points Funding For Local Authorities: Guidance

Electric Vehicle Charge Points Funding For Local Authorities: Application Form

Electric Vehicle Charge Points Procurement Guidelines

Energy Generation

Case Study: Pomona Solar Co-Operative

Community Energy England: What is Community Energy

Energy Saving in Buildings

Keep Herefordshire Warm

Herefordshire Building Infra Red Heat Loss Map