Over the past fortnight, all eyes have been on Glasgow for COP26. There’s a lot to process from the conference but one issue that stands out is how many different layers of action tackling climate change involves, Jonathan Carr-West, LGIU Chief Executive, elaborates further in this blog.
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The final LGiU and VLGA global panel of 2021, Innovative Approaches to Addressing the Housing Crisis, brought together representatives from Cornwall Council in the UK, Cork City Council in Ireland, and Infrastructure Australia to explore the ways in which local governments can and are working to address the housing crisis.
Summary: all you want to know about shaping a just and fair transition – local government leading climate action
In the final briefing of our City Deals series, we summarise the previous topics covered along with highlighting a core message: no action is too small, and small actions can have a large cumulative impact.
It is easy for local actors to get lost in the multitude of high profile talks and side events focusing on national and international strategies and targets. However, there is space for local authorities to play a hugely important part in global events including the COP series.