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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Graduated Development Sequencing: An Alternative Approach to Greenfield Development

This briefing presents the case for an alternate approach to greenfield development in South Australia in order to address the challenge of development sequencing and infrastructure funding. While this briefing is focussed on South Australia, the challenges are relevant for growth areas across Australia.

Australia Briefing With case study

The power of public food

As plans are laid for a green recovery from the impact of the pandemic, public procurement of sustainable and local food is an effective mechanism at our disposal. Sarah Duley from Soil Association Scotland explains how public sector food can be a powerful tool for social, economic, and environmental change.

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Housing in Scotland: the next 20 years

Improvements to Scotland’s housing over the next 20 years should mean more social housing as well as warmer and greener homes for renters and homeowners. ‘Housing to 2040’, published by Scottish Government, also promises better quality housing across all tenures, with existing homes brought up to the same standard as new properties and improved accessibility…

Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: Scottish public sector emissions fall by almost a third in five years

Scottish Government has committed to achieving net zero emissions for greenhouse gases by 2045 and latest research shows that public sector bodies are playing their part in achieving that goal. This briefing sets out how this reduction was achieved and other insights from the figures.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Councils need to act now to tackle the climate emergency

Local government has always been at the forefront of tackling the climate emergency. And now, writes Malcolm Powers, councils are key to delivering at fairer, sustainable economic recovery from Covid.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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UK parliamentary legislation in progress February and March 2021

This is the second of a new series of updates on UK parliamentary legislation of interest to local government. It looks back over the previous month, updating the progress of each piece of legislation and includes a summary of developments, including the debates.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Resources from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC regarding flood recovery

Recent major floods across areas of NSW and Queensland have again shown the exposure of Australians to natural hazards and disasters, along with the resilience of local communities. This briefing contains resources from the BNHCRC regarding flood responses.

Australia Briefing With case study