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LGA launches report to help councils tackle climate change - Local Government Association

Councils across the country are leading local communities to combat climate change, the Local Government Association sets out today (21/8).

The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, has worked closely with the Centre for Public Scrutiny and has published a guide to help councils play a leading role in tackling the climate crisis at a local level.

The resource, which sets out 10 scrutiny questions, will help all councils and policymakers to embed the necessary environmental, social and cultural changes that communities need to see to build resilience to respond to climate challenges such as investment strategies and transport plans.

The LGA said that the 10 scrutiny questions in the report are designed to invite further questions from council officers and members which will help to identify and understand local needs, including how councils will be adapting their climate change action plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It said scrutiny can support councils to engage with partners to channel local views, as well as playing a formal accountability role as councils make public commitments to climate action.

Read the LGA’s 10 questions to ask if you are scrutinising climate change

Posted on: 21 August 2020

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