Meaningful change to protect our planet

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starts shortly and provides a significant opportunity for the UK to demonstrate its commitment to meaningful change to protect our planet. 

Our councils are at the heart of our communities, essential to making the changes needed. 

Working cross-party, the LGA is using the position of being in the conference’s blue and green zones to demonstrate the importance of councils leading the sustainable changes needed. 

“Councils are at the heart of communities, making the changes needed”

We will also reiterate our calls to business to play their part, and to government to take this seriously, rather than undermine its own climate commitments through its planning or infrastructure plans. 

To ensure we make the most of COP26 and its legacy, our LGA Independent Group Annual Conference has been brought forward to 29 October – free to members – allowing us to discuss the key issues and inform discussion at the international conference.

Please snap up the final places by visiting www.local.gov.uk/events. You can attend in person or online. There will be a drinks reception after the conference for those able to make it in person. 

Confirmed speakers include LGA President Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, LGA Vice-President Lord Victor Adebowale, LGA Chairman Cllr James Jamieson, representatives of the Planning Advisory Service, the domestic abuse charity Standing Together, and councils leading on climate change innovation. It will be a day of information and ideas, networking, and recognition of just how much our members are achieving for their communities.

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