North Lanarkshire Partnership
The North Lanarkshire Partnership (NLP) is the community planning partnership for the area involving:
- North Lanarkshire Council
- NHS Lanarkshire
- Fire and Rescue Lanarkshire
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Enterprise
- Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) on behalf of the wider Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS)
In early 2020, NLP’s Strategic Leadership Board agreed that supporting improved cross-sector and community action on the climate emergency to help achieve net-zero carbon emissions locally was a top priority.
in September. 2020 VANL was appointed by the SLB as the lead NLP partner organisation to facilitate planning, co-ordination and delivery of the Action on Climate Together initiative – ACT Now NL – working with all NLP partners, the CVS and residents.
Following a period of consultation and development, the ACT Now Plan was approved by SLB in April 2021 and launched in June 2021.
Planning, delivery and evaluation of ACT Now is supported by a cross-sector ACT Now Co-ordinating group, convened by VANL.
For queries about ACT Now, please contact us.
ACT Now Co-ordinating Group
The ACT Now co-ordinating group was created to enable a co-ordinated, cross-sector approach to monitor and deliver the ACT Now Plan and support climate action across North Lanarkshire. The group first convened in May 2021 and meet 6-8 weekly to share and review information on climate action within North Lanarkshire, identify opportunities for greater collaboration and share learning.
The co-ordinating group includes one nominated representative from each of the NLP partner organisations, a representative from the Community and Voluntary Sector’s Bio-Diversity and Climate Emergency Network, North Lanarkshire’s Youth Climate Ambassadors, New College Lanarkshire and Business Sector representatives.