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Global Local: freshwater management

Freshwater management This week, we’re putting the spotlight on all things local water management, from clearing pollution and improving biodiversity to securing the supply of fresh, safe drinking water. Almost half of the world’s population already live in areas suffering from water scarcity, but this number is predicted to approach 60% by 2050. Global and…

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Global Local: Pride edition

Pride: representation during June and beyond This week, we’re putting the spotlight on local government’s responsibility to serve LGBTQIA+ communities, through Pride, representation and more. Pride Month commemorates the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equality faced by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ), while also celebrating progress and achievements by people…

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Global Local: Nudges

Behavioural ‘Nudging’ You may have heard of how behavioural theory can ‘nudge’ populations, but how are local governments utilising these insights and techniques? Nudge theory refers to using principles of behavioural economics to enhance communications or processes in ways that make people more likely to take the action you are aiming for, without forcing people into compliance.…

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Global Local: Skills for new councillors

Skills for new councillors This week’s edition puts the spotlight on councillors, by exploring the key skills they need to perform their roles effectively and how best to support them. There are more than six million elected members of deliberative local government bodies around the world (UN). Each year, elections take place in thousands of…

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Global Local Think Tank Review: May 2022

Global challenges, local solutions Your monthly review of the latest local government research and policy from leading think tanks around the world. This roundup is only available with a Global Local Subscription – available to LGIU corporate members and to individual Global Local subscribers. This month’s edition focuses on recent elections in Europe, as well…

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Global Local: COP26 shaping a just and fair transition

Local authorities on the journey to COP26:Shaping a just and fair transition Each week we’ll focus on a different global topic, highlighting innovative content and insights from LGIU and our members around the world.   Please forward this free newsletter to a colleague or share it on social media to help us reach even more people…

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Global Local: City deals

City deals: unlocking local government potential Each week we focus on a different global topic, highlighting innovative content and insights from LGIU and our members around the world.   Please forward this free newsletter to a colleague or share it on social media to help us reach even more people who value local government globally. If…

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Global Local: Flood resilience

Flood resilience Each week we focus on a different global topic, highlighting innovative content and insights from LGIU and our members around the world.   Please forward this free newsletter to a colleague or share it on social media to help us reach even more people who value local government globally. If you’ve been forwarded this…

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