There is a clear opportunity for local areas in England to take the initiative in developing innovative and clean ways to grow the economy. Green Alliance and Localis’s consortium on clean local growth seeks to investigate what places can do now, and what they need to be able to do, to unlock routes to clean growth in their area.
The success of the clean growth agenda in delivering both inclusive growth and equitable outcomes throughout England will depend on local areas using powers they already have. Our final report will lay out an England-wide analysis of clean growth challenges, opportunities and policy options, ascertained through a series of engagement events that put environment at the centre of local conversations about our economic future. We hope to provide pathways and direction for local stakeholders to work together to respond positively to the issues they face in moving to a low carbon economy.
The project will enable local areas to work together to understand how climate change, pollution, energy and transport can tie in with local policymaking powers. It will also provide them with policy options that both secure environmental benefits and economic prosperity for local businesses.
This project is produced in partnership with Localis, West Midlands Combined Authority, ENGIE and Cornwall council.