What is a Climate Action Officer? A Climate Action Officer is responsible for managing and promoting behavioural and organisational culture change, building climate action awareness and readiness across the local authority. 

It requires a broad technical knowledge of climate change, the risks and possible mitigation and adaptation strategies, and a strong organisational, networking, and communication skills-set. 

The main responsibilities of a Climate Action Officer are as follows: 

The Local Authority Climate Action Charter – In consultation with the local government sector, a new Local Authority Climate Action Charter was developed and published in October 2019, as an action under the national Climate Action Plan.  The Charter is a key action in the Plan and will ensure every local authority embeds decarbonisation, sustainable development and climate resilience into every aspect of the work they do.

The Charter commits Local Authorities to several actions: