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.
This briefing explores climate change predictions for the UK, questioning the implications change will have on both people and places, before considering the benefits of utilising local-authority-run services in order to address this crisis and build more resilient communities.
Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, writes on how a circular economy could make for a more sustainable future for Scotland, and tackle the climate crisis.
This briefing addresses the progress being made across Irish local government in confronting the challenges of climate change.
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.
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.
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…
The second Queen’s Speech of the year provided confirmation of the commitments made in the General Election campaign, as well as a few surprises in the form of reviews and Commissions. Here is what’s relevant for Scottish local government.
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…
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.