Topic: Climate action and sustainable development

Green and clean. How can local government deliver services and engage citizens for a more sustainable future and a cooler climate?


All things Scotland: October look ahead

Welcome to All things Scotland, a new weekly overview brought to you by the LGIU Scotland Team. This first edition focuses on what’s coming up in October, including Challenge Poverty Week, Cllr Awards 2022 and several new briefings from LGIU.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

In Conversation with Vivienne Swan, Sustainable Food Places Coordinator at Edible Edinburgh

Alice Creasy speaks to Sustainable Food Places Coordinator Vivienne Swan who has been part of the team coordinating Edinburgh’s successful bid to become a silver status sustainable food city.  In this interview Vivian discusses some of the challenges and opportunities cities are facing and the importance of working collaboratively to develop sustainable food networks.

Scotland Publication

Supporting Green Public Procurement implementation in Ireland

Green Public Procurement is a process where public administrations look to source goods and services with a reduced environmental impact. This briefing describes the work of the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland to support the implementation of Green Public Procurement.

Ireland Briefing

The case for better places – understanding the social and economic benefits of placemaking

In this briefing, SGS’ Graeme Thiessen looks at the five broad, interconnected benefits of successful placemaking efforts, as supported by reports and research from around the world. This briefing will be of interest to councillors and CEOs, along with those interested in urban planning, economic development and sustainability.

Australia Briefing

Scotland Programme for Government 2022/23 — Highlights for Councils

On September 6, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2022-2023. This briefing will summarise key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.

Scotland Briefing
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Active Leadership for Active Transport

On Thursday 1st September 2022 LGiU Australia, and the Municipal Association of Victoria held a panel to discuss how leadership changes at local and state levels can create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.

Australia Briefing

Government Food Strategy – what does it mean for local authorities?

The government food strategy aims to deliver ministers’ ambitions for a prosperous UK agri-food sector, contributing to levelling up, greater food security in an unpredictable world, and healthier, affordable and more sustainable diets for all. Local government is expected to play an important role in delivering the priorities.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing