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Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire to cooperate on Net Zero services

A cooperation agreement between Glasgow City Council and West Dunbartonshire Council has been developed, which will lead to more efficient and effective delivery of public services that relate to the transition to Net Zero.

The agreement - which begins in August 2024 - will see the local authorities cooperate in the development of a renewables technology strategy; the sharing of waste management and recycling treatment infrastructure; expertise in the transition to an electric vehicle fleet and charging; and share experience the in the implementation of sustainable and active travel plans.

The local authorities share a boundary and had previously identified these four areas as those where co-operation between both organisations could support their ambition to achieve Net Zero.

An update on the agreement was given to a Glasgow City Council committee yesterday.  The agreement was approved by West Dunbartonshire Council at a committee in February 2024.

A Project Board will be established to oversee the agreement and resolve any issues that may arise during the life of the co-operation, with the board being led by senior officers in both local authorities.

Each of the councils will be responsible for making a financial contribution reflective of their own respective costs and expenses under the co-operation agreement.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, City Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets at Glasgow City Council, said: "This is a significant agreement, one that shows the benefits of local authorities working together to deliver the vital services our citizens require, in a cost-effective manner. Co-operation between councils will be necessary to address the challenges of reaching Net Zero and this is a template that I hope we can see replicated."

Last modified on 09 July 2024

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