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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Make school-based counselling available to all children
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Delivering local net zero
The LGA commissioned WPI economics to produce a business case for the local delivery of low carbon infrastructure projects. It provides the strategic and economic case for why and how councils can unlock economic, social and environmental value and looks at the co-benefits that councils can bring in health, job creation and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Pass the Planet
In the run up to COP26, the LGA are showcasing best practice from councils across England and Wales through our Pass the Planet campaign.
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
How councils could go further and faster
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the sad death of Sir David Amess MP.
House of Commons debate, COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, 21 October 2021
Local government plays a leading role in achieving net zero carbon, and therefore halting temperature rises. Almost two thirds of councils in England are aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target and 91 per cent of local authorities have adopted at least one net zero commitment, according to the National Audit Office.
National Network of Safeguarding Adults Board Chairs: Annual Report on 2020 to 2021
The National Network for Chairs of Safeguarding Adults Boards covers England and Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Rural response - Shropshire Council
The COVID-19 economic taskforce has focused on bringing partnerships together to deliver SC’s pandemic response.
Rapid response and convening - Nottinghamshire County Council
Nottinghamshire County Council quickly responded to the economic, health and well-being impact of the pandemic in three main ways: convening partners to provide coherent recovery responses, bidding for funding, driving digital delivery and working with partners to protect apprenticeships and vulnerable young people.
Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership
The Hertfordshire Leaders Group, attended by all council leaders, agreed to establish the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership (HCCSP) in January 2020. HCCSP’s aim is to share information, coordinate and influence solutions, and bring forward proposals for key interventions around climate change and sustainability across Hertfordshire.
The role of local government in supporting a jobs and skills recovery, 20 May 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
COVID-19 vaccine communications: Engaging with young people, 20 May 2021
View the presentation slide from this virtual event.
Leicester City Council: Santander Cycles Leicester
Santander Cycles Leicester is a new public ebike share system for the city, owned by Leicester City Council, delivered by Ride On and supported by the Department for Transport and Santander UK. Leicester specific businesses also support the scheme as a socially inclusive, affordable, easy to use and zero emission option for active travel.
Safer and more sustainable communities
Resources and tools to support councils to respond to COVID-19, meet statutory duties and deliver as leaders of place on issues such as climate change, housing and reorganisation.
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