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?


In Conversation with Councillor Steven Heddle, Vice President of COSLA

As part of LGIU’s series on local government leadership, Vice President of COSLA, Cllr Steven Heddle, tell us about his local government experience and how COSLA and the sector are navigating the challenges and opportunities of local government in 2023.

Scotland Blog-article

How can local government seize the momentum of World Rewilding day?

This year’s World Rewilding Day is all about hope: hope for a restored, healthy world where people and nature flourish alongside one another. In this post, Charlotte Maddix, Advocacy Coordinator, Scottish Rewilding Alliance explores what rewilding might look like for Scottish councils.

Scotland Blog-article

UK Resilience Framework – a ‘whole of society’ approach to emergency planning

Emergency planning is nothing new, but the scale of the threats the nation faces is unparalleled. Many threats are global, but emergencies are experienced locally, so local authorities are at the heart of resilience. The UK government’s new resilience framework sets out the direction for a ‘whole of society’ approach, this briefing explores the plan.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Book review: Urban Planning for Climate Change by Professor Barbara Norman

This article offers a review of Professor Barbara Norman’s latest book on urban planning for climate change, in particular highlighting how it provides extensive information on the institutional and governance issue surrounding how we address climate change, including specific actions local government can take in their communities.

Global Blog-article

All Things Scotland – National Care Service bill on hold, but what is next?

In a week where we jumped from announcements on the National Care Service to debates on breaking up Scotland’s largest council, our latest edition of All Things Scotland brings you all the key reports and updates to keep you informed and connected on Scottish Local Government.

Scotland Blog-article