This briefing summarises the recent Climate Summit for Local Government, which brought together elected officials, council execs and senior decision-makers to identify, inform and inspire climate innovation and actions which can be executed at the local government level.
This briefing summarises our recent LGIU & VLGA Global Local Executive Panel, where senior decision-makers in local government from around the world discussed how local government can approach climate action while in permacrisis.
LGIU Australia, in partnership with SGS Economics and Planning, recently hosted a local government roundtable to discuss the challenge of meeting the Victorian State government target of 70% of all new housing in established areas. This briefing outlines the propositions raised and discussions that occurred at the event.
How is local government in the US tackling tough challenges? Highlights from the National Association of Counties annual conference. And tacos.
This briefing summarises our recent LGIU & VLGA Global Local Executive Panel, interrogates the topic of financial sustainability in local governments, and offers key insights into how council Chief Executives in the UK, Ireland and Australia face the growing challenge of sustainable local government finance.
Economic opportunities from climate action conference: local authorities supporting enterprise in Ireland
A recent virtual conference, organised by the CCMA, aimed to share best practice and research undertaken by Irish local government on the subject of enabling economic opportunities through climate action. This briefing provides coverage of the conference, outlining some of the research and examples showcased by the event and drawing out key themes.
After months of anticipation and weeks of negotiations, COP26 has come to a close and the Glasgow Climate Pact was finally agreed upon by 197 nations, but is it enough? And what does it mean for local government?
The final LGiU and VLGA global panel of 2021, Innovative Approaches to Addressing the Housing Crisis, brought together representatives from Cornwall Council in the UK, Cork City Council in Ireland, and Infrastructure Australia to explore the ways in which local governments can and are working to address the housing crisis.
This panel session was moderated by Chris Eddy and VLGA CEO Kathryn Arndt, and the panel discussed community wealth building from their own varied perspectives and explored how local governments in both Australia and Scotland are utilising community wealth building initiatives.
On July 15th 2021, LGIU Australia and VLGA presented an international panel of expert speakers from a variety of positions in Queensland, Victoria and Scotland to discuss what the impact of COVID has been on children and young people in their jurisdictions.