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How can nature-based infrastructure provide solutions to flooding? A global look at adoption

In the coming decades, the impact of coastal, fluvial and pluvial flooding will significantly increase across many parts of the world, making effective flood risk management crucial. Nature-based flood measures are receiving increasing attention for their ability to not only provide the same protection as grey infrastructure but co-benefits including ecosystem conservation.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members

Elections Bill: what could this mean for UK elections?

The Elections Bill aims to introduce 11 new measures that the UK Government states will enable UK elections to “remain secure, fair, modern, inclusive and transparent”. The bill has had its first and second reading and is currently at the committee stage in the House of Commons.

England & Wales
Members

Australian Local Government Climate Review 2021

With the UN Climate Change Conference – the Conference of Parties (COP26) – to go ahead in Glasgow at the end of the month, there is a renewed and urgent focus on the need for action to address climate change. This briefing provides a review of the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2021, to understand…

Australia
Members

Environment Bill update: the delays ahead of COP26

This briefing updates members on the progress of the Environment Bill which, if enacted, will enshrine five important environmental principles in law: integration, prevention, precaution, rectification and polluter pays.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Shaping a just and fair transition: city centrism

This briefing will discuss how cities and city regions are emerging as popular scales for subnational investment and innovation, including but not limited to climate action.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members

Considering rating: what should local governments look for?

This briefing looks at how rates are applied and considers the different approaches available to councils, and explores the basis of property valuation used for rating purposes, the use of differential rates and the application of a minimum rate or fixed charge. The principals of equity (capacity to pay and benefits received) are also considered.

Australia