With polling stations closed under the current lock-down, local referendums are on hold for the time being. Professor Stephen Fisher's study of new survey data suggests that local councils will struggle to tackle climate change through 'green' council taxes.
With polling stations closed under the current lock-down, local referendums are on hold for the time being. This includes a council tax referendum which was due to take place this month on Warwick District Council's "Climate Emergency Action Programme". Professor Stephen Fisher, writing for Prospect, notes that support for an increase in council charges to tackle climate change is marginal. However, polling data suggests there is higher support for the net-zero 2050 law, evidence that the future climate threat has not been forgotten because of the imminent danger of Covid-19.
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