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LGA responds to MP survey on home heating

“We have set out ambitious proposals for councils to be given the right powers and investment to retrofit over 1,000 homes a day with low-carbon efficiency measures by 2030, which could reduce energy bills by nearly £700 million a year."

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COP26: Green economy could see nearly 700,000 green jobs created by 2030

Nearly 700,000 new green jobs could be created by 2030 if councils are given a greater role in local job creation, the Local Government Association sets out today.

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COP26 – Councils trusted most to lead the fight against climate change – new survey finds

The LGA’s survey found 40 per cent of residents trusted their council most to address the climate emergency, followed by the Government (28 per cent) and world leaders (15 per cent).

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LGA responds to Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee report into local government and net zero

"It is absolutely crucial that councils are at the forefront of the national response to climate change and we need the Government to work in partnership with local authorities to continue shaping local areas and help to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner."

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LGA: Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill

"The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse."

Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill

“The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse. At the very least if the Government is to proceed, it should fully fund it in the Spending Review.”

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LGA responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy

"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."

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LGA - Climate emergency: Invest in councils to green retrofit over 1,000 homes a day

“From decarbonising building stock, reducing the number of car journeys and delivering clean energy projects, councils have influence over a third of emissions from their areas and have a pivotal role to play in addressing the climate emergency.”

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LGA responds to Greenpeace green homes ‘revolution’ report

“This report highlights the significant social and economic benefits decarbonising homes and buildings can bring."

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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.