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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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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 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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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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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."

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

“Our recent research found that nearly 700,000 jobs would be needed 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 ADEPT’s survey on coronavirus impact on council waste services

“This survey shows that most council-run general waste and recycling kerbside collection services are operating as normal, which is testament to the sterling work of refuse workers rising to the challenge during the coronavirus crisis."