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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Local Authority Business Recycling and Waste Collection Commitment

The Local Authority Business Recycling and Waste Collection Commitment is a joint development by the LGA, Defra and business representatives. This briefing summarises it and comments on its relevance to local government.

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Weekly bin collections: arguments for and against

The CLG proposal for new money to encourage weekly bin collections has been controversial. This briefing looks at the arguments for and against and describes what we know about the scheme.

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Local authorities, Big Society and Adaptation to Climate Change

This is the final report of a project that looked at existing toolkits to support community involvement in, and ownership of, local adaptation and how these tools can help build a strategy or plan to take forward big society work in promoting adaptation to climate change.

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The 10 Pillars of Local Energy Security

LGiU has published this guide to help local authorities and other public sector organisations to navigate their way through the policy choices around delivering safe, secure low-carbon energy.

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Waste Policy Review 2011

This briefing summarises the outcome of the Government’s year long Waste Policy Review in England. It details and comments on the issues that will have greatest impact on local authorities.

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Carbon Budgets: The fourth carbon budget in context

The recent announcement on the fourth carbon budget will have significant implications for local government: this briefing analyses the announcement and summarises the relevant context.

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Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in England

This briefing highlights important consultations that will shape the new National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, and clarify future roles, responsibilities and funding.

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Microgeneration strategy consultation

As part of a raft of announcements on climate change the Department of Energy and Climate Change is launching a consultation on microgeneration. Some of the issues of importance to councils are the role of planning, ESCOs, heat mapping and the Green Deal.

England & Wales Briefing