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?

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Weekly Policy Roundup 7th August, 2023

This week’s policy roundup tackles the Sydney Metro, deprivation in New Zealand, and the rising number of low-income renters in Australia aged over 50.

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England policy round-up: June and July 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at the most relevant and recent announcements and publications during June and July. Government announcements included the third National (Climate) Adaptation Plan, information on the role of the new Office for Local Government, and plans to simplify the funding landscape for local authorities.

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Local government champions for locally-led New Green Deals

An accelerating ecological crisis is both a cause for the utmost concern and an opportunity for localism. This briefing argues that now is the right time for local government to showcase and support facilitative, democratic leadership for sustainable change.

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Weekly Policy Roundup 24th July, 2023

This week’s policy roundup tackles the Commonwealth Games, the driving factors behind home ownership, and snail bait in Bondi.

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Closing the loop – lessons on making a circular economy work locally

This briefing explores case study examples of circular economies from across the UK, Europe and North America. It identifies the opportunities and challenges that circular economies pose for the local government sector and other key public policy areas. The author writes that ‘to close the loop, local government need to take a holistic approach’.

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What is a circular economy and what can local government do to support growth?

This article explores the purpose of a circular economy and how it can be used to put an end to the current ‘take-make-waste’ global economic system that is unsustainable. For tangible success within our communities, local government must be at the centre of this critical change.

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Global Local: The council and the car

In this week's Global Local, we look at the role of councils in facilitating and improving transportation within their communities. 

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Global Local: Spotlight on Australia

In this week's Global Local, we're casting a spotlight on all things Australian local government.

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