In this blog, Ingrid Koehler reflects on her experience at the Malmö Summit, exploring the key role of local governments globally in sustainability action and the challenges they have to overcome to develop and implement innovative policies.
This blog highlights perspectives on integrating gender and social inclusion into climate resilience planning in India, Bangladesh, and Ecuador, based on a virtual event at the ICLEI World Congress 2022.
Hello from Malmo! We’re hearing inspiring stories at the ICLEI conference like how a housing association is using a environmental and social programmes to improve the financial bottom line.
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As executive mayors continue to be rolled out across the OECD, the people of Dublin have just commenced a participative democracy process to determine the best way forward for local governance arrangements in the city region. This blog gives some background for LGIU readers across the globe.
Meath County Council Library Service’s award-winning ‘Laptops for Loan’ reduces digital divide in schools
Continuing our series by winners of the Chambers Ireland 2021 Excellence in Local Government Awards is Meath County Council, whose Library Service was awarded Best Library Service for the project ‘Laptops for Loan’, aimed at addressing the digital divide compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here’s your round-up from the LGIU team with what you need to know about the local election results across England and Wales.
The future of mayors in England – what Bristol’s referendum result means for the future of levelling up and devolution
As results come in thick and fast, relatively little attention has been paid to Bristol voting to scrap their elected mayor. Nonetheless, this is a significant result, writes Jonathan Carr-West.