Archive for 'local government'
The Sustainable Scotland Network reports that Scotland’s local authorities are making progress on climate change, according to the analysis of Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration Year Four Reports.
Working towards aims of the National Adaptation Programme's health and wellbeing theme, Defra is supporting work across the country to build resilient communities and reduce the impacts of climate change on the socially vulnerable.
A local authority case study being featured at this year’s Sustainable Scotland Network Conference describes how Highland Council has reduced business travel by 27% over four years.
A new good-practice guide on how to achieve sustainable development through sustainable design and construction, and local plan-making, has produced for use by local planning authorities in England, together with other interested parties.
The Planning and Climate Change Coalition, a cross-sector group that seeks to ensure the planning system responds effectively to the challenges of climate change, has published a guide for local authorities on planning for climate change.
Online events in October from 2degrees: green travel plans for business, tackling urban waste, efficient refrigeration, sustainable refurbishment, increasing recycling rates, flexible working for lower emissions.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has explored local approaches to climate change across the UK, to find out how far social justice is being considered, and makes policy and practice recommendations for socially just local responses.
The Committee on Climate Change highlights the vital role local government must play if the UK is to meet its targets on cutting carbon emissions, in new guidance to support local authorities in reducing emissions and managing climate risks.
A suite of publications from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study offer advice and guidance for local and regional policymakers, drawing expertise from science, economics and policy to enable practical actions.
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: briefing on appraisal and sustainable development, green partnerships between community groups and local councils, Nick Clegg on green investment and jobs.