This think piece from LGiU’s Kim Fellows reflects on the progress being made to address climate change, covering on the developments of COP25, the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow, and the actions that local government and individuals are taking to address climate change where those at the international stage are not.
In Conversation With: Ten years of Gold School Meals in East Ayrshire Council with Andrew Kennedy
LGiU Fortnightly 10 January: Unfinished business for a new decade and a new government
Eco-anxiety: what can local government do?
Game of drones: will councils need air traffic control departments in the future?
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Richard Kerley writes on the changes that individuals may have to make to address environmental issues if complex, satisfactory solutions are to be achieved, considering a shift to increased electric car usage to illustrate his point.
This briefing outlines the importance of biodiversity and explores what local government can do to protect it, defining what ‘mainstreaming biodiversity’ means. Additionally, national and international examples of ‘mainstreaming biodiversity’ are explored, extracting ways in which issues of biodiversity are being integrated into local government policymaking. This topic may be of particular interest to planning…
The South African bureaucracy is a fraught space in which to work yet there are innovative local government officials who effect change and progress. This briefing will be of interest to those working with local communities, public participation and community resistance, and the promotion of social and spatial change.