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?


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How South African local governments can support urban food growing post Covid-19

The City of Cape Town has adopted the Urban Agriculture Policy (2007) and the Food Garden Project to help shape local food systems. This briefing explores various ways to strengthen food security by developing a coherent, systematic food policy and food system strategy.

Global, South Africa Briefing

Bundle: Growing success with community gardens

In this bundle, we highlight innovative local government food growing strategies and how these projects have nurtured and sustained communities during the pandemic and beyond.

Global Publication

Podcast: Get growing with community gardens

This week Ingrid Koehler talks with LGIU’s Alice Creasy about the benefits of community gardening and gives a taste of our brand new Global Local Recap.

Global Podcast Blog

Insights into sustaining European urban agriculture projects

How can municipalities make urban farming projects thrive in the long term? This blog covers lessons from project leaders in Greece, Portugal and Bulgaria that range from cutting-edge digital mapping to creative ways to nourish soil.

Global Blog Post Blog

Elevating ESD targets in Planning Schemes

This briefing looks at current initiatives in NSW and Victoria to elevate environmentally sustainable development targets, including those for net zero carbon development in the planning system.

Australia Briefing

Floods of the future: what can we learn from recent responses to flooding?

Over the past few days, Germany ​​(along with parts of the Netherlands and Belgium) has experienced catastrophic flooding, following record levels of rainfall in parts of the country. Questions have arisen around how such a devastating outcome was able to prevail as the death toll surpasses 180 and core infrastructure is predicted to remain a…

Global Publication

Floodable parks as a tool for local flood resilience

As the likelihood of both coastal and rainwater flooding increases with climate change and rapid urbanisation, floodable parks and other innovative sustainable urban drainage solutions provide one answer for local resilience.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog