'They have the local knowledge': Institute for Government calls for mayors to be given more control over net zero policy

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Think tank warns 'top-down' approach is hampering crucial local decarbonisation efforts in housing, transport, and green skills

The UK government's top-down approach to net zero policy is holding back locally-elected mayors from accelerating crucial steps to decarbonise regional economies, such as retrofitting homes, promoting...

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