LGiU Fortnightly 16th August – Climate emergency in local government

With councils across the country declaring climate emergencies, we ask a couple of them what this really means for the way they work. Cllr Kevin Maguire, Cabinet Member for Environment in Norwich City Council, [12:30] describes their approach to integrating environmental with social and economic outcomes, and Cllr Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, [23:45] tells us about their upcoming Citizen’s Assembly on climate change.

We then hear from Audrey de Nazelle [40:10] from Imperial College’s Centre for Environmental Policy about global examples of holistic urban planning that promotes livability and better health outcomes, while meeting environmental goals.

Plus our regular roundup of daily news stories, including Yorkshire floods, drones policing park boundaries, public policing of engine idling, business rates reform, pothole complaints and the hunt for Darwin’s ship.

Hosted by Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler. Tweet us @LGiU

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