Majority of councils lack expertise to deal with flood risk

12 per cent of local authorities think they have the expertise to take account of flood risk now and in the future in planning decisions.

Large unmet demand for cycling from ethnic minorities

Following the new Obesity Strategy, Sustrans has launched a new report that outlines practical steps to make urban cycling more inclusive.

Public transport key to kickstarting economy

Research commissioned by Greener Journeys has demonstrated how investing in buses would deliver a significant boost to the economy.

North East councils collaborate on energy and waste

Councils across the North East are joining forces to better dispose of rubbish from 1.5 million residents through a potentially £2.1 billion,

£2m for natural flood management schemes across Wales

The Welsh Government is supporting natural flood management projects across Wales with more than £2million in grant funding.

New campaign launched to tackle littering in parks

More than half of the country’s parks have had to pull in extra resources to deal with littering and anti-social behaviour issues since lockd

Sadiq Khan reveals plans for two new woodlands

The Mayor of London has announced new projects that will improve Londoners’ access to nature and create an even greener city.

London Councils champion green recovery from coronavirus

Eight proposals for tackling the climate emergency have been unanimously agreed by London Councils’ Leaders Committee.

Plans to boost cycling and walking in danger

Government plans to boost levels of walking and cycling in the UK post-coronavirus are under threat from a minority of objectors.

Online cycle training course launched for Londoners

Sadiq Khan has launched the first online cycle training course for Londoners to give more people the confidence to start cycling.

£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution

UK Research and Innovation has awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution.

Home insulation scheme must guarantee high-quality work

Campaigners have said that the government must ensure homeowners receive high quality improvements under its new energy efficiency scheme.

Electric refuse collection vehicle trialled in Oxford

An electric refuse collection vehicle will be undergoing trials in Oxford this week.  

Labour challenges government on climate change action

The Labour Party has challenged the government to take urgent action to ensure the UK remains credible on climate change.

Sustainable Development Guide launched for councils

The LGA and the UKSSD have launched a guide to help councils engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.