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?


LGIU Fortnightly: Plus ça change

How are councils planning and working to deliver recovery? What will recovery look like? Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler discuss the LGIU’s Post Covid Councils work including the latest strand on sustainable development and how you can get involved.  We also speak to Councillor Gavin Callaghan, the leader of Basildon Council about their plans for…

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog

Oireachtas Review: June 2020

June saw Micheál Martin elected Taoiseach with support from FG, Green and Independent T.D’s, with more cabinet appointments listed in this briefing. In other news, members of Greens, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael overwhelmingly endorsed Programme for Government.

Ireland Briefing
Members & Followers

Doughnut Economics: a lifebelt for the planet?

This briefing examines the concept of ‘Doughnut Economics’ as an increasingly popular model around which to structure change at a local level. For local government, this model offers a guide to policy making that re-centres value by setting out the social and ecological parameters for decision-making while fostering collaboration and inter-departmental working.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Post-Covid Councils: Sustainable Futures

LGIU’s Sustainable Futures theme, as part of our Post-Covid Councils project, aims to highlight the practical and pressing opportunities open to local government and its partners in building a cleaner, greener, more sustainable and ultimately fairer future for all.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

Post-Covid Councils: building a sustainable future

Kim Fellows, LGIU’s commissioning editor in Scotland, introduces pillar two of our Post-Covid Councils framework, looking at how we build a sustainable future for all.

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

Swift Read: Ecological public health – vital to reshape policy for good

The recent pandemic reminds us all that the basic functioning of the economy, and the building blocks of a fair society, depend on the good health of all of our population. In this briefing, the interrelationship between health and the environment is discussed, alongside how local government can support a recovery from Covid-19 that has…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Electric Vehicle Charging: Implications for local government planning

This briefing explores Electric Vehicle charging and explores the issues that an EV fleet transition will raise for Councils including location selection criteria for EV charging stations, issues around charging station design, tariff choice and integration of EVs into council electricity infrastructure

Australia Briefing

Renewing Ireland through meeting the challenge of climate change

In the following briefing, we focus on the critical elements of the programme for government and its objectives around climate change: the economic possibilities, the potential role of local government in Ireland and recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

Ireland Briefing
Members & Followers

Covid-19 and food supply: the impacts on fishing and farming industries

The result of Covid-19 is a situation where largely, food is still available in the nets and in the fields – but it is not reaching the shelves. Farmers and fishermen are turning to new methods of reaching customers, assisted by local government and communities who have played a key role in the approach.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing