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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.

Allocation of voluntary redress payments in the context of enforcement cases

We welcome the consultation from Ofgem on the allocation of voluntary redress payments by energy providers and the aim of improving the process for the maximum benefit of energy consumers.

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Charging up the green recovery

Councils across the country are focusing their efforts on how we can lead the economic recovery post-pandemic. Communities have suffered during this period of hibernation and we need to ensure that we secure a recovery that delivers sustainable growth for all our residents.

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Climate Change Survey 2021

In October 2021 the LGA conducted a survey of the climate change officers of all councils in England. The purposes of the survey were to assess what actions local authorities are taking to combat climate change, to assess their future needs for support in this area, and to evaluate the climate change sector support offer provided by the LGA.

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Climate Change Survey, February 2020

In February 2020 the Local Government Association (LGA) conducted a survey of Directors of Environment or equivalent of all councils in England. The purpose of the survey was both to assess what actions councils have already taken to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change and to ask them what policy changes would enable them to do this in future more effectively. At total of 98 responded – a response rate of 29 per cent.

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Councillor workbook – Acting on climate change

This workbook is a learning aid for councillors on the roles, opportunities and drivers for council-led action on the changing climate, both to reduce local carbon emissions and to build resilience to extreme weather. It sets out the benefits for local people and places – lower bills, opportunities to generate income, and how to avoid some of the damage costs from weather events.

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Councillor workbook – The local path to net zero

Councils have a crucial role to play in achieving the UK’s 2050 Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target. We have produced this workbook to support councillors to strive for net zero locally.

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Creating local green jobs report

Creating local green jobs

Following the successful completion of the Leading and Learning Programme (L&LP) this report seeks to capture the learnings across all of the individual authorities involved, the process and the outputs from the Action Learning Sets (ALS) and the output from the final symposium.

Accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles

Decarbonising transport - Accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles

This briefing forms part of the Decarbonising transport series, a toolkit of seven evidence-based policy briefings prepared for the Local Government Association by the DecarboN8 Research Network and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.

Decarbonising transport - Climate smart parking policies

Decarbonising transport - Climate smart parking policies

This briefing forms part of the Decarbonising transport series, a toolkit of seven evidence based policy briefings prepared for the Local Government Association by the DecarboN8 Research Network and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.

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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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