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Did you miss our post-COP26 event? Catch up here

Our recent webinar considered the key outcomes from the COP26 conference with a specific focus on what they mean for local authorities and how they can be practically achieved and delivered. Watch a recording of the event here, or read our written summary of the discussion.

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Using data to support digital and financial inclusion

Many households have experienced financial shocks over the past few years, how can a local data driven approach to inclusion support greater resilience?

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Beyond efficiency in net zero housing: how councils can reduce embodied carbon

With the construction industry representing 38% of global emissions, change for the sector is a huge priority – and one local government will have a hand in achieving. Improving energy efficiency in homes is of great importance, but continuing to neglect embodied carbon would be a mistake.

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All resettlement is local: refugee policy developed where it delivers

Despite international discussions of hosting refugees being at national level, the burden falls at the local level. While local government ought to have a larger voice in immigration policy, many municipalities globally have found innovative ways to support refugees and create localised immigration policies.

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Nordic Smart Cities: Using data to improve population health

The pandemic has seen populations more open than ever to helping to collect and report their individual health data for collective outcomes. In this blog, we highlight innovation from the Nordic Smart City Network, where cities are using data from a range of sources to target health and wellbeing issues extending well beyond Covid-19.

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Covid-WIRED: Mapping the evidence on the unequal wellbeing impacts of the pandemic

The Covid Wellbeing Inequalities Research Evidence Dashboard is a new and unique online dashboard looking at emerging research on the impact of the pandemic on different populations and outcomes. Joanne Smithson explains how local government can make use of the data to reduce local inequalities and improve wellbeing.

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Floodable parks as a tool for local flood resilience

As the likelihood of both coastal and rainwater flooding increases with climate change and rapid urbanisation, floodable parks and other innovative sustainable urban drainage solutions provide one answer for local resilience.

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Climate friendly Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Council’s proactive approach to climate-friendliness has resulted in a 27% carbon emission reduction over the past 5 years. In this blog, Councillor Robin Currie, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, tells us more about the measures taken to achieve their ambitious targets.

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Greener towns focus for new strategic partnership

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Green Action Trust, introduces the new strategic partnership between the Green Action Trust and Scotland’s Towns Partnership which is set to boost environmental outcomes in towns the length and breadth of Scotland.

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