Public Sector Executive Jun/Jul 2020 OUT NOW!

A new era is upon us; A post-Covid era. The destruction of the virus will be felt many years in the future, but for now people are starting to dust themselves off and consider their ‘new normal’.

There are many aspects of the recent lockdown period that won’t be missed, and as social creatures, I’m sure most people will agree that the main thing will be the ability to meet with friends and family again.

One thing has transpired from the conversations I’ve had with podcasts guests throughout May and June on Public Sector Voice; one thing that will be missed is the quieter roads, the cleaner air and the brief period in history when we truly appreciated the nature that surrounds us.

This issue features a huge Active Travel focus, with cycling and walking being accommodated in cities like never before and green energy emerging as more important than ever. Hear from Transport for London, Mayor Dan Jarvis and Transport Minister Rachel Maclean on what the future of travel in this country will look like.

High Streets Minister Simon Clarke has also written a piece for us on his ambitious plans for High Streets and town centres in the UK, with a £6.1m investment to kick-start their recovery and turn them into hubs for social and economic growth.

If, like me, you are worried that the momentum on Climate Change has taken a back seat in the first half of 2020, fear not. Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP is here to take us through the ‘golden opportunity’ we have to turn the tide on environmental degradation.

Speaking of the environment, you might have noticed that you are enjoying this issue on new digital platform, this is because we have made the decision to stop printing the magazine. We are bringing you cleaner, greener, safer media, and can no longer justify the paper and plastic used to enjoy PSE – but don’t worry we think you’ll find our new platform an immersive and exciting experience.

It can be enjoyed on any device, and features audio options, embedded video and podcasts for your convenience.

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Ep 48. Achieving Net Zero - Cllr Abdul Jabbar - Oldham Council

As central government aims for the UK to be net zero by 2050, councils around the country make plans for how to reduce emissions. This episode’s guest, Oldham’s Councillor Abdul Jabbar outlines the importance of coming together to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, the benefits of achieving net zero, and how Oldham Council are working to do just that.
 

Touching on the role that the public sector can play in sustainability, Cllr Jabbar said:
 

“I think it’s really important that the public sector gives true leadership in this space. I think something like one third of the carbon emissions in the country come from the public sector, so obviously we’re a big polluter in terms of the emissions.”
 

Councillor Jabbar also spoke about challenges being faced by organisations:
 

“I think the biggest one has been finance. Clearly the local government sector in particular has had its grants cut from central government by a huge amount and that’s had a very big impact in terms of our plans to take forward projects in relation to climate change, so that’s a major issue.”
 

To hear what Cllr Jabbar has to say about the mission to achieve net zero carbon emissions, listen to the latest episode of the Public Sector Executive Podcast.

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