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How Can Local Authorities Work Towards Green Recovery?

Leaders within local authorities must play their part in tackling climate change. This report acts a guide for local authorities, sharing advice on best practice and practical steps to combat climate change. Themes covered include: electric vehicles, town planning, biodiversity and much more.

Improving Wildfire Preparedness and Management

Between 2009 and 2017 Fire & Rescue Services attended almost 260,000 wildfire incidents in England, an average of about 32,000 incidents per year. This number is set to increase with the impacts of climate change. We need to improve our research and resources now to ensure the UK is able to manage the risks and impacts of wildfires on our landscapes.

Waste Management: Revising Waste Minimisation Strategies to Promote Resource Efficiency

Green Alliance focus on providing ambitious leadership for the environment. Libby Peake from Green Alliance shared their recent work on waste minimisation strategies and promoting better resource efficiency.

Waste Management: Reducing Food Waste through Surplus Food Redistribution Networks

City Harvest aim to reduce food insecurity across London by diverting nutritious edible surplus food from waste and redistributing it to the hungry. Laura Winningham spoke about the latest work of City Harvest.

Managing the Public Sector Estate: Adapting Estates to Meet Net Zero

Tackling zero carbon and the maintenance issues together will yield financial benefits as well as helping achieve net-zero by 2050. In this article we’ll be looking at how the Government Property Function (GPF) and Modern Energy Partners (MEP) have been working together to achieve net zero.

Flooding Resilience, Management & Response: Current Flood Risk Management Approaches in York

Steve Wragg, Flood Risk Manager City of York Council, spoke at The Flooding Conference: Resilience, Management, and Response.

Flooding Resilience, Management & Response: Driving Innovation amongst SME’s to Create New Flood Products, Services, and Processes

Pip Betts, Project Manager at the Flood Innovation Centre University of Hull, spoke at The Flooding Conference: Resilience, Management, and Response.

Flooding Resilience, Management & Response: Learning from BITC’s National Business Response Network

Hannah Tankard, Director of the Business Emergency Resilience Campaign at Business in the Community, spoke about BITC's national business response network at The Flooding Conference: Resilience, Management, and Response.

Interview: Methods for Taking Climate Action at a Local Level

We spoke to Susan Halliwell, Co-Chair of ADEPT’s South East Network, about the steps ADEPT are taking to help local authorities take climate action.

Green Spaces: Protecting Against Climate Change and Enhancing Communities

What we can learn from Bristol's plan to double their tree canopy.

Why Birmingham Chose a Comprehensive Clean Air Zone

How Birmingham implemented a Clean Air Zone

Planning the World we Need: Enabling Biodiversity Net Gain in the Planning System

This case study explores the ways that local authorities can enable biodiversity net gain in the planning system, and ways that central government can support them.

How Leeds City Council are Encouraging Businesses to Transition to Electric Vehicles

Leeds City Council declared Climate Emergency in March 2019, pledging to become carbon neutral by 2030. As part of their drive to become a carbon-neutral authority Leeds City Council have signed up for the National Clean Van Commitment.

Decarbonising the North: The Transport for the North Strategic Transport Plan

Transport for the North published their ‘Strategic Transport Plan’ in February 2019. This article provides an overview of the plan and discusses how the plan aims to reduce transport carbon emissions.