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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The EU’s Green Deal: Challenge and opportunity through just transition

The EU is at the heart of international efforts to address climate change. A new Commission alongside a new Parliament has recently proposed a radical re-configuration of the overall policy framework. We look at these recent moves and explore the potential opportunities for Ireland in becoming carbon neutral within the next 3 decades.

Ireland Briefing
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General Election February 2020 – Manifesto Overview II

In this second election manifesto briefing, we consider the key local government-related policies of other parties who may form part of the next government: Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, the Greens and the Social Democrats.

Ireland Briefing
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General Election February 2020 – Manifesto overview Fianna Fáil & Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael launched their election manifestos on Friday 24th January. In this briefing, we drill down into the commitments made by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on issues relevant to local government including housing, transport, local economic development, local government reform and climate change/environment.

Ireland Briefing
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Eco-anxiety: what can local government do?

In 2017, an increasingly pervasive worry was defined for the first time by the American Psychological Association as ‘eco-anxiety’: “a chronic fear of environmental doom”. This briefing will investigate the rise of this phenomenon across the world and explore the ways in which local governments can both become more environmentally sustainable themselves and help employees…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Cork County Council: A month in the Life

The latest in our series of briefings exploring a month in the life of an Irish council. In our last instalment of 2019 we’re looking at the many achievements and innovations of Cork County Council from the month of November 2019. Cork County Council is the largest local authority in the country in terms of…

Ireland Briefing

On COP25: “Caught in the devil’s bargain, we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden”

This think piece from LGiU’s Kim Fellows reflects on the progress being made to address climate change, covering on the developments of COP25, the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow, and the actions that local government and individuals are taking to address climate change where those at the international stage are not.

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