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LAF Meetings

Local Authority Forum meetings

If you missed any meetings or would like to access some of the shared resources, please see below:

LAF - 11 September 2023

  • Online networking - discussing LA challenges, how SSN can help and annual reporting.
  • Update on Climate Intelligence Service, ONS Environmental Date Research and Adaptation Programme Development

LAF (December 2022)

  • Access the event write up here.

Behaviour Change Event (October 2022)

  • Access the event write up here.

LAF (25 August 2022)

LAF (12 May 2022)

  • Access the event report here.

Public Engagement Event (April 2022)

  • Access the event report here.
  • Access event Q&A here.

LAF (24 February 2022)

  • Access the meeting write up here.

LAF (7 October 2021)

LAF 6 (12 May 2021)

  • Improvement Service, the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group (SLAED) and the Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) hosted this joint workshop to explore what the "green economic recovery" looks like in practice for local government officers working on these priorities.
  • Presentation recordings and full write up are available here.

LAF 5 (18 March 2021)

  • The Scottish Government gave a presentation on the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan (CESAP). View recording and presentation slides.
  • Update from SSN steering group representatives, including an overview of the steering group presentation from Mott Macdonald on the Net Zero Public Sector Building Standard. View recording and presentation slides.

LAF 4 (18 February 2021)

LAF 3 (21 January 2021)

  • The Scottish Government gave an overview of the Climate Change Plan Update including a Q+A session.
  • Member discussions included the challenges on net zero planning and homeworking emissions.
  • View meeting summary document.

LAF 2 (7 December 2020)

LAF 1 (9 November 2020)

  • The first meeting of the reinstated Local Authority Forum began with updates from the Scottish Government, COSLA, SEON, CEAG and GCC on COP26.
  • Roundtable discussion on net-zero planning including target dates and the development of routemaps.

Future meetings

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