Essential reading: Climate action and sustainable development

Photo by Matt Palmer on Unsplash

With the impacts of climate change worsening with every passing year, local authorities hold a vital role in both cutting emissions and in developing more resilient places.

We have picked out a few items from our huge library of local government content that we hope will provide you with inspiration, ideas or just food for thought and make you want to delve deeper into the LGIU’s local government resources.

This page is part of LGIU’s resources for new councillors.

Net Zero and Local Democracy: building and maintaining public support

LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre explored how councils are building consensus and support among local communities for big decisions around decarbonisation and the challenges they face. Read the report.

Local government leading climate change action: case studies

Case studies are an excellent way to quickly grasp an issue and find out what other councils are doing in response. You will discover case studies embedded across many of LGIU’s resources – our members love them! This particular long read is only case studies – and it focuses on climate change and building local consensus for action. Read the full article.

Carbon offsetting for local authorities: what is it and how does it work?

This is an updated publication on the topic of carbon offsetting, covering what it means for local authorities, how it works in practice and what the controversial aspects are. Read this publication.


More on this topic

Discover more LGIU resources – from in-depth policy briefings to guest articles to training – on all aspects of climate action and sustainable development. Go to the topic page.

Keep up to date

If you are from an LGIU member organisation then sign up to access all your member benefits. Opt for ‘The essential resources’ update – it’s a key part of your council/organisation membership.

Not a member?  Sign up for one of our free newsletters.

Image: JLco - Julia Amaral via istock