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LGA AND UCL launch Net Zero Innovation Programme

Councils and universities can apply for a new Net Zero Innovation Programme to address climate challenges at a local level.

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Courier firms urged to swap large vans for cargo bikes - new LGA report

Delivery companies should consider switching to cargo bike schemes where possible to cut carbon emissions, improve air quality and reduce congestion, a new report by the Local Government Association suggests today.

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LGA launches report to help councils tackle climate change

Councils across the country are leading local communities to combat climate change, the Local Government Association sets out today.

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LGA responds to ONS analysis of air pollution link to COVID-19

“This analysis shows why it is vital the Government continues to supports councils to invest in long-term measures to reduce harmful transport emissions such as cycling and walking infrastructure."

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Design in the Public Sector programme applications open

Councils in England are set to benefit from this year’s Design in the Public Sector programme which is themed on tackling climate change.

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LGA responds to EFRA Committee on COVID-19 and food supply

“The economic impacts of coronavirus are likely to be felt in many households for some time to come, and it is vital that we continue to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food."

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LGA and UKSSD launch Sustainable Development Guide for councils

“Local government can play a key role in driving a sustainable recovery that meets the needs of local communities and businesses."

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LGA: Over a million new green jobs could be created by 2050

Nearly 700,000 direct jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050, the Local Government Association reveals today in a new report.

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to Government guidance on reopening waste and recycling centres

“Councils are keen to open household waste and recycling centres as soon as practicable."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to new waste service guidance

"As this new guidance rightly recognises, decisions on waste and recycling services must always be based on local circumstances."