Building democratic support for local climate action report launch

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About the report launch

The LGIU hosted a session exclusively for its members to launch a new report on building consensus for decarbonisation among local communities. The report discusses the challenges councils face in implementing climate action plans amidst budget constraints and rising costs of living. Attendees engaged in discussions with experts and other participants about the report’s findings and their implications for local government.

Rewatch the launch of our new report on local government’s democratic leadership on climate action with experts Dr Andrew Walker and Ben Standing and explore more resources around net zero and local democracy below.

Rewatch the session:

Resource pack: Net Zero and Local Democracy

Topic: Climate action and sustainable development

This topic page contains all LGIU’s resources covering climate action, sustainable development, and how local government can deliver services and engage citizens for a more sustainable future and a cooler climate. Check out everything here.

Global Local: Building consensus for net zero

Big changes in the way we do things require big conversations. In this edition of Global Local, we’re looking into environmental governance and how local government can conduct impactful public engagement on climate change. Read the newsletter here.

Slide deck: Ben Standing of Browne Jacobson

Ben Standing of Browne Jacobson’s presentation on Net Zero and Local Democracy.

Slide deck: Dr Andrew Walker of the LDRC

Dr Andrew Walker of the Local Democracy Research Centre’s presentation on Net Zero and Local Democracy.

Read the report: Net Zero and Local Democracy

Produced in collaboration with Browne Jacobson, this report highlights how local democracy is essential to achieving our net zero emissions but that maintaining democratic consensus is challenging in current circumstances. Read now.

Interview with Oxfordshire County Council: pioneers in local climate action

Oxfordshire is standing out as a pioneering force in climate action. Read our interview with their experts on adapting to a changing world.

Global Local Executive Panel: Community engagement done well

LGIU and VLGA bring you a live discussion with senior executives from international councils to discuss community engagement and how to avoid common pitfalls. Explore the session and save your spot.

Training session: Community engagement

Understand your ward, its communities, and how to influence key people for change using models and tools. Learn more and book your place now!

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