By Alexis Rowell. What we can do if governments won't.
From the back cover: The idea that councils can play a significant role in saving the world is not sexy or fashionable, but the fact is they could be a big part of the solution. Local governments can think about the moral aspects as well as operational and business aspects of their communities, and they have a duty of care to think about the future.
Communities, Councils and a Low-Carbon Future includes current examples of best eco-practice from local authorities across the UK and elsewhere, and also looks at the background to unsuccessful projects. This book is designed to inform and inspire councils and councillors, as well as local environmental activists, community groups and Transition initiatives. Local government can be a huge driver for positive change, but not by itself. Communities need to understand what they can reasonably (and unreasonably!) ask for from local councils, and they need to know exactly what levers they can pull.