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?


The hard miles on the road to net zero

Following LGIU’s participation in the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit, we hosted a members-only workshop together with our team of experts and colleagues from the International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) on the role of councils on the road to net zero. Read all about the event in this blog.

Global Blog Post Blog

Talking about potatoes: building relationships for intentional policymaking

Worldwide, policies are being designed to make food systems more sustainable, yet food producers and local governments are rarely meaningfully involved in these conversations. In this piece Diana Garduño Jiménez discusses the Fork to Farm which aims to build relationships of trust between farmers and local-decision makers.

Global, Scotland Blog

Wind, nuclear and fossil fuels: the UK’s multi-pronged energy strategy

How will UK homes and businesses receive power over the next 30 years? The government’s energy security strategy – published as fuel bills are soaring – provides a range of answers but also poses some important questions. Our new briefing explains.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Malmö Summit: a short personal reflection

In this blog, Ingrid Koehler reflects on her experience at the Malmö Summit, exploring the key role of local governments globally in sustainability action and the challenges they have to overcome to develop and implement innovative policies.

Global Blog Post Blog

Social inclusion in climate resilience planning

This blog highlights perspectives on integrating gender and social inclusion into climate resilience planning in India, Bangladesh, and Ecuador, based on a virtual event at the ICLEI World Congress 2022.

Global Blog Post Blog

Primer: Climate Change & Biodiversity

This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

UK Infrastructure Progress Review 2022 – ‘6 out of 10, must try harder’

The National Infrastructure Commission’s report, “Infrastructure Progress Review 2022”, considers the UK government’s progress in meeting infrastructure targets and the feasibility of meeting longer-term aims. This briefing highlights the areas where the government is struggling and runs the risk of failing to meet longer-term delivery.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

ICLEI World Congress 2022 – Malmö, Sweden

This bundle compiles examples of content along each theme of the ICLEI World Congress 2022 Summit in Malmö, Sweden. We’ll be blogging and providing coverage live from Malmö on our Twitter and website, so stay tuned.

Global Publication

The road to net zero

This event hosted by the LGIU will bring together political and local government experts to discuss reaching net zero, the role of councils in sustainable development, and the intersection with the cost of living crisis.

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