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Renewable Energy Good Practice Guidance 2023

Most local authorities already have some experience of renewable energy generation, usually through building mounted solar PV systems.

Green Jobs: creating the workforce to deliver net zero

Green jobs: creating the workforce to deliver net zero

Using the principles of Work Local, this policy position sets out how this relationship could operate, bringing together net zero and the skills system to align and collectively develop the green skills and jobs that are needed.

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Accelerating adaptation action: Councils preparing for climate change

Councils are critical in preparing people and places to the impacts of the changing climate. As leaders in communities, they deliver hundreds of essential services to protect public health, manage roads, prepare for floods, and provide open space. Nationally we are not sufficiently prepared for the impacts of climate change, and central government must prioritise its work with local government to close this gap. This research report explores local authorities' preparedness for climate adaptation.

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Identifying and promoting green growth opportunities

Councils are already showing high levels of commitment to support the UK’s targets, with over 300 councils having already declared a climate emergency. This report explores the ways in which councils can use their powers and influence to attract and stimulate a low carbon business base.

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Green heat: Achieving heat and buildings decarbonisation by 2050

In this paper we explore the critical components of heat decarbonisation and how local and central government can work together to deliver it by 2050.

Stuck in neutral: A call for partnership working on river quality and water quantity

Stuck in neutral: A call for partnership working on river quality and water quantity

Around 20,000 new homes a year have been put on hold as a result legal protections to clean and protect our precious water ways. This report explores the challenges that councils and other stakeholders are facing, and sets out recommendations for action

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Neighbourhood approach to decarbonisation

DG Cities was commissioned by the Local Government Association to capture insights and intelligence that can support councils to utilise neighbourhood strategies and solutions to deliver against their decarbonisation objectives

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Hard to decarbonise social homes

This report examines the decarbonisation of social homes.

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Nutrient and water neutrality

Nutrient and water neutrality: The impact of environmental protections on housing supply

The LGA commissioned Residential Analysts and Canal Street Research to investigate the potential impact of environmental protections on new housing delivery.

Last-mile deliveries: how councils can encourage more sustainable local logistics

The future of last-mile deliveries: Understanding the local perspective

The LGA has commissioned Dr Daniela Paddeu of the Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, to carry out independent research to explore the role of local authorities in co-designing and implementing sustainable local freight solutions for the ‘last mile’ of parcel deliveries.

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Make It Local

To deliver priorities for the public the Government needs to #MakeItLocal

Make It Local

By the start of 2025, we will have had a general election. This is a moment of opportunity.


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