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?


Members & Global Local

Transitioning from the shutdown of Ireland’s extractive peat sector

Ireland’s boglands are among the most important in world terms, and have long been a traditional accessible and low-cost source of fuel. This briefing looks at how communities are managing the transition from an extraction based economy.

Ireland Briefing With case study

Act Now – The Consultations That Matter

This is a special briefing outlining the current consultations open that are of interest to local governments in Scotland. The Scottish Government uses a consultation as a way of gathering the views of both the public and professional experts on a particular issue.

Scotland Briefing

The National Islands Plan: a journey to transformational change for Scotland’s Islands?

The LGiU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands, Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles councils (all LGIU members), has set up and funded a PhD to analyse the implementation of the Scottish government’s National Plan for the Islands. In this blog PhD candidate Adele Lidderdale introduces herself and…

Global, Scotland Blog

Scotland policy round-up summer 2022

Covid-19 COVID-19 and greenspace use survey findings is a new report produced by the Data and Evidence subgroup of the Environment and Spaces for Public Health Partnership Group. Before the pandemic, evidence suggested underlying inequalities in access to and use of high-quality green and open spaces. Survey findings indicate these inequalities may have widened. Evidence…

Scotland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Fighting to breathe fresh, clean air: regulations, policy direction and citizens taking a stand

The dire health and environmental implications of air pollution are well known. Poor air quality kills more people globally than smoking and costs the global economy trillions of pounds. Many practices that cause poor air quality also emit greenhouse gases that are responsible for global warming. We take a look at efforts by local government…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

Active Leadership for Active Transport: Live Event

Join our live Q&A event to discuss how to lead change at local and state levels and create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.

Australia Event

Biodiversity Planning and Green Spaces: LGiU/VLGA Global Local Executive Panel – July 2022

On July 28th 2022 LGiU Australia and VLGA brought together a panel of council chief executives from England, Scotland and Victoria, along with the Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability to discuss their varying approaches to biodiversity planning and green spaces.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing
Members & Global Local

The long road ahead: creating a safe and sustainable micromobility strategy

You might think of e-scooters when you hear ‘micromobility’, the term refers to a wide range of small vehicles, including bicycles. The global market for micromobility is predicted to grow by $800bn by 2030, including vehicle sales, services, and software and analytic opportunities. This member briefing explores the future potential and how to get there.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing