Online training presentations and information: An introduction to tackling the Climate Emergency for Local Government

Despite limited progress at a national and international level in tackling the Climate Emergency, local government has been at the forefront of delivering changes that would meet the internationally recognised 1.5oC warming target. Within the UK, local government has had a strong track record of action on climate change with over half of local authorities now having declared a climate emergency and many set out detailed plans to achieve Net-Zero. However, while ambitious, smaller councils often face particular challenges in taking action.

This seminar provides an introduction for both members and officers from smaller local authorities involved in developing responses to the climate emergency and an opportunity to share ideas and best practice.


Below you’ll find the presentation and additional information to download from the workshop that you attended on tackling the climate emergency.

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Download the following:

SLIDES Climate Emergency for smaller authorities

NOTES An introduction to tackling the Climate Emergency

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The LGiU is also running two FREE workshops during and after COP26.  For further information and to register see below:

8 November 2021: 10:00-11:30 : Effective local climate governance post COP26
19 November 2021: 10:00-11:30: Post-COP26 Briefing

Course Outline

The session looked at:

  • An introduction to the science and impacts of climate change.
  • How global and UK climate policy impact local government.
  • How smaller local authorities are responding to the climate emergency.
  • Key actions for tackling the climate emergency (plenary discussion).

More online learning from LGIU

Book your next online training session now! We offer courses covering a wide range of topics for both officers and councillors. Visit our events page for a full listing.

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