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Moray welcomes Afghan refugees

Moray Council in Scotland has agreed to the settlement of 20 Afghan refugees, Cllr Theresa Coull writes that as a council and a community the best thing you can do is be friendly and supportive whilst they settle into a new environment.

Scotland Blog Post

Ireland’s Budget 2022 impact on local government

In the Budget 2022, the Government of Ireland continued with its reconfiguration of national and local spending to provide a clear view on moving towards carbon neutrality.


Bundle: Flood resilience and recovery

Severe flooding has hit communities around the globe this year, disrupting lives and livelihoods and causing lasting damage to infrastructure and housing. This bundle highlights innovative local government policy to prevent and manage flooding, tying into this week’s Global Local Recap.

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How can nature-based infrastructure provide solutions to flooding? A global look at adoption

In the coming decades, the impact of coastal, fluvial and pluvial flooding will significantly increase across many parts of the world, making effective flood risk management crucial. Nature-based flood measures are receiving increasing attention for their ability to not only provide the same protection as grey infrastructure but co-benefits including ecosystem conservation.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Elections Bill: what could this mean for UK elections?

The Elections Bill aims to introduce 11 new measures that the UK Government states will enable UK elections to “remain secure, fair, modern, inclusive and transparent”. The bill has had its first and second reading and is currently at the committee stage in the House of Commons.

England & Wales

Australian Local Government Climate Review 2021

With the UN Climate Change Conference – the Conference of Parties (COP26) – to go ahead in Glasgow at the end of the month, there is a renewed and urgent focus on the need for action to address climate change. This briefing provides a review of the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2021, to understand…