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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What will 2024 hold for Irish local government policy? Expectations for the year ahead

A year in which we celebrate 125 years of local government in Ireland, 2024 promises key changes in local policy and elections, including a directly elected Mayor. This article overviews the big developments in areas like housing, planning and environment and is a must-read for all in the sector.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article

Planning your fleet EV transition

Transitioning a vehicle fleet to fully electric is now a matter of when, not if. In this briefing, LGIU Associate Bryce Gatton looks at how to successfully plan a fleet transition to EV.

Australia Briefing

Rewilding Colchester: the woodland and biodiversity project

Colchester City Council’s Woodland and Biodiversity Project presents a unique opportunity for everyone to work together and develop a legacy of a greener city for future generations.​ This article overviews some of the initiatives involved in the project and how they’ve been implemented.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study

Second National Infrastructure Assessment and associated challenges

This briefing provides an overview of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Second National Infrastructure Assessment and locates it in the wider infrastructure planning and management landscape. It considers local and regional implications, and particularly potential LA and CA agendas for discussion with the next national government.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Global Local: COP28

This week's Global Local focuses on the 28th annual UN Conference of Parties, being held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023.


England policy round-up: October and November 2023

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.

England & Wales Briefing

Local Government Performance in Ireland in 2022

This is the latest briefing in our series dealing with the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) reports. In this briefing, we will briefly examine the 2022 Local Authority Performance Indicator Report, which was published in September 2023 and was NOAC’s 58th report.

Ireland Briefing