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Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill

“The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse. At the very least if the Government is to proceed, it should fully fund it in the Spending Review.”

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Climate emergency: LGA poll shows more than nine in 10 residents support increased biodiversity

Ninety-four per cent of residents polled by the Local Government Association want to see increased biodiversity in their area, including the planting of trees and protection of green spaces.

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Climate-related incidents affecting eight in ten councils - LGA research

The LGA's latest research on the effects of climate change on local authorities shows that eight in ten councils have suffered climate-related incidents in the last five years - including over 23,000 properties in England being affected by flooding during this period

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COP26 – Councils trusted most to lead the fight against climate change – new survey finds

The LGA’s survey found 40 per cent of residents trusted their council most to address the climate emergency, followed by the Government (28 per cent) and world leaders (15 per cent).

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COP26: Green economy could see nearly 700,000 green jobs created by 2030

Nearly 700,000 new green jobs could be created by 2030 if councils are given a greater role in local job creation, the Local Government Association sets out today.

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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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Councils respond to Energy Bill Relief Scheme

“The inclusion of councils in the Government’s six-month energy price guarantee announced today is a positive step which should help mitigate against some of the extra pressures councils face this year as a result of spiralling energy costs."

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Councils respond to LGO report on waste collection complaints

“Councils know that having a reliable and efficient waste collection and recycling service is hugely important to residents."

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Councils spearheading national climate change effort

To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.

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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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