Planning for Climate Change This report provides guidance for tackling climate change through the planning system. The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) contains ambitious policies on climate change but on-the-ground delivery remains slow, largely because of a lack of practical advice and support to local councils on how to secure a radical reduction in carbon emissions. Government guidance has also been weak on adapting to climate change, particularly in relation to addressing issues such as heat waves and sea-level rises. The guide was launched in May 2018 by Caroline Lucas MP. It provides an overview of policy and legislation which can be used to address climate change at a local level, overcoming the barriers faced by many local authorities in England. The guide, 'Rising to the Climate Crisis: A Guide for Local Authorities on Planning for Climate Change', has been relaunched in December 2018 following the publication of the revised NPPF. A short briefing document which outlines the law and policy requiring or supporting carbon targets and footprinting in Local Plans/development plan documents and Spatial Development Strategies can be downloaded here.