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LGA responds to 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”

“Our recent research found that nearly 700,000 jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than one million by 2050. An integrated and devolved approach to the development of skills is urgently needed and our Work Local proposals set out the steps for handing funding and powers over skills to local areas.”

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LGA responds to NAO report on government environment goals

“We would also like to see the Government establish a national framework where it works with councils and businesses to tackle the climate emergency, setting out clear roles and a commitment to co-operation from all public sector bodies.”

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LGA – Surge in lockdown recycling collection

Eight in 10 councils saw an increase in the amount of recycling being collected since the outbreak and national lockdown.

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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."