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And Finally... 18 Nov. 22
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Use your power – the importance of brave and visible climate leadership
As COP27 comes to a close and we start to consider what – if any – meaningful change will come of it, this blog highlights bold climate leadership that local organisations can take to not only reduce their emissions but inspire change and improve ways of living that benefit humans and the planet. It includes case studies on measures such as cutting business flights, and implementing active travel, district heating systems and circular economies.
More from LGIU
In this article, James MacKessack-Leitch, Policy and Practice Lead at the Scottish Land Commission, explores ownerless land and its impact on the public sector, and shares details of a new consultation aiming to tackle the issue.
Keep your eyes on the road... and look for defects. Find out how the City of Brimbank's will deploy and use high-resolution cameras, GPS sensors, edge devices attached to waste collection trucks to rapidly and in real-time detect roadside assets that require maintenance.
We’re thrilled to be showcasing our 2022 Councillor Awards winners over the coming weeks, starting with our Community Champions, Cllr David MacDonald and Cllr Jabba Riaz. Watch their stories and learn about their meaningful work.
This collection of case studies from our Local Democracy Research Centre highlights the actions local government is leading to make climate change action a pragmatic reality.
Councils are uniquely placed to influence a third of emissions through leadership in their communities and engaging with their residents. This article looks at a pioneering project to do just that.
LGIU staff picks
Weekly highlights of what we're reading, watching or listening to that we thought you might like, too. What do you recommend?
To watch: Both our Ireland Commissioning Editor Séan O'Riordain and Content Officer Sid Hayword enjoyed The Banshees of Inisheran a film set in Ireland in the late 20s. Dark, but funny and well observed. They both highly recommended it. Whatever you do though, don't read the Wikipedia entry. Entirely spoiled.
To read: Our Data and Insight Officer Daniel Hines is reading Lords of the Desert: Britain's Struggle with America to Dominate the Middle East by James Barr. "It focuses on Britain's and the US's fight for hegemony in the middle east from the 1940's to the 1960's, a great read for history buffs."
This week in local government
Check out the latest policy developments, events and happenings and our resources to help you navigate the issues.
- In Ireland - a roundup of all the latest policy developments in housing, education, culture and so much more.
- In Scotland - key new findings from council research, news from Holyrood and more.
- In England - what does the Autumn Statement mean for local government? New support for Levelling Up.
Exclusive policy briefings
Our latest Membership and Global Local subscription briefings:
- Corporate Planning in local government in Ireland, Ireland, open to corporate members
- Movers and stayers: localising power to level up towns – Demos report, UK, open to corporate members
- Energy Poverty All Year Round: A Challenge For 2022 And 2023, Global, open to corporate members
- Economic development’s vibe shift, Australia, open to corporate members.
- Autumn Statement 2022 - key announcements for local government UK, open to corporate members
- The cost of heating crisis: where is the UK going wrong? Open to corporate members.
- Cultural sector policy and research round-up Autumn 2022, UK, Open to corporate members
- Oireachtas Report: October 2022 Ireland, Open to corporate members.
- Something in the air? Ensuring residents are informed about air pollution UK, open to corporate members
This week's Global Local bulletin for corporate members and GL subscribers is on COP27
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LGIU events and training
Chief Executives from rural and coastal councils in Ireland, the UK and Australia to talk about their experiences facing the unique challenges presented to rural and coastal communities and how they’ve dealt with certain issues.
FREE for LGiU or VLGA members (non-members $49.50/£29.70)
Date: 1 December 2022
- 07:30 GMT
- 18:30 AEDT
This story made us smile...
South Lanarkshire schoolkids promote climate awareness
|Local schoolchildren have been praised as good ambassadors for South Lanarkshire Council on account of their climate change and sustainability work. At the council's Climate Change and Sustainability Committee meeting, members of South Lanarkshire Youth Forum of Climate Change and Sustainability attended to give councillors a taste of the work they have carried out in the past year to raise awareness about the issue. Members of the youth forum were able to take part in the Climate Emergency Newsroom which was a collaboration between the University of Glasgow's Department of Politics and International Relations and South Lanarkshire's Education Resources.
The Daily Record
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