• Lead Member Kirklees Council
  • Participating Members Birmingham City Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), Kirklees Council, Oldham Council, Oxford City Council, Plymouth City Council, Telford and Wrekin Council
  • Year 2022
  • Status Policy Labs

Principles met

  • We will develop systems that enable citizens to be equal partners in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
  • We will promote community-based approaches to economic development that focus on supporting the creation of jobs, social enterprises and other businesses and providing an environment for co-operative and mutual enterprises to thrive.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.

About the project

Reaching net zero is the biggest and most important shared challenge we face both globally and locally. It is essential that we work co-operatively to address it. The new report and toolkit Co-operative Approaches to Net Zero will showcase some of the ways Co-operative Councils are already doing this – from Citizens Assemblies to community-backed eCargo bike schemes – and provide resources to rapidly implement approaches most applicable to your places.


Jonathan Nunn

Strategy and Policy Officer (Sustainable Economy)

Kirklees Council

Civic Centre 1, High Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2NF