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The National Adaptation Programme: getting ready for climate change »

The first National Adaptation Programme addresses the risks set out in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment to help businesses, local authorities and civil society become more resilient to climate change impacts.

Scotland’s local authorities make progress on climate change »

The Sustainable Scotland Network reports that Scotland’s local authorities are making progress on climate change, according to the analysis of Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration Year Four Reports.

The National Adaptation Programme: building climate change resilience among vulnerable groups »

Working towards aims of the National Adaptation Programme's health and wellbeing theme, Defra is supporting work across the country to build resilient communities and reduce the impacts of climate change on the socially vulnerable.

Reducing Highland Council’s business travel »

A local authority case study being featured at this year’s Sustainable Scotland Network Conference describes how Highland Council has reduced business travel by 27% over four years.

Good practice in sustainable design and construction »

A new good-practice guide on how to achieve sustainable development through sustainable design and construction, and local plan-making, has produced for use by local planning authorities in England, together with other interested parties.

Planning for climate change »

The Planning and Climate Change Coalition, a cross-sector group that seeks to ensure the planning system responds effectively to the challenges of climate change, has published a guide for local authorities on planning for climate change.

Online events from 2degrees in October »

Online events in October from 2degrees: green travel plans for business, tackling urban waste, efficient refrigeration, sustainable refurbishment, increasing recycling rates, flexible working for lower emissions.

Exploring the social impacts of climate change »

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has explored local approaches to climate change across the UK, to find out how far social justice is being considered, and makes policy and practice recommendations for socially just local responses.

How local authorities can reduce emissions and manage climate risks »

The Committee on Climate Change highlights the vital role local government must play if the UK is to meet its targets on cutting carbon emissions, in new guidance to support local authorities in reducing emissions and managing climate risks.

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for local and regional policymakers »

A suite of publications from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study offer advice and guidance for local and regional policymakers, drawing expertise from science, economics and policy to enable practical actions.