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Glasgow City Region – Choosing to flourish in our future climate

With COP26 coming to Glasgow, the Region has a unique opportunity to show leadership on the world stage. Climate Ready Clyde developed Glasgow City Region’s first Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan to kick-start and scale up the Region’s adaptation action.

Scotland Blog Post

Should training for councillors on the corporate parenting role be mandatory?

The July 2021 report on Children in the care of Lambeth Council by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) set out the Council’s institutional failure to protect children in care from sexual abuse, cruelty and exploitation over many decades. This blog discusses the report’s recommendation that there should be mandatory training of elected…

England & Wales Blog Post

Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon

‘Climate Beacons for COP26’ is a Scotland-wide collaborative project which draws together climate change and environmental organisations alongside arts, heritage and cultural groups to stimulate long-term public engagement in the lead-up to and following COP26.

Scotland Blog Post

Improving vaccine and testing uptake: Global case studies

Throughout the pandemic, local and national governments worldwide have been working to improve equitable access to Covid-19 information, testing and vaccines for all communities. This blog highlights a number of pandemic best practices from across the globe as part of a new series accompanying the Global Local Recap.

Global Blog Post

The skills of chairing an online meeting

We may be venturing back into offices and council chambers but online meetings will remain part of life for many. LGIU training associate Miranda Smythe runs through some key tips for chairing a virtual meeting.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Podcast: Indigenous communities and local government

An amazing interview with City of Winnipeg Cllr Sherri Rollins about the importance of representation and how we all need to think like bosses for better democracy. Plus find out about the dirty tricks used to stop Chief Thunderwater’s local government reform mission.

Global Podcast