Fit for the Future? Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Climate Ready and Low Carbon Economy Good Practice

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Date of the report

January 2016
Updated May 2016 to reflect additional input from LEPs

Author of the report

SWM

Supported by

Climate Ready, Improvement & Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM), European Union Technical Assistance Programme, Climate UK

Purpose of the report

This report is aimed at those working with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) at the local and national level to integrate climate adaptation, mitigation and the low carbon economy into the economic strategies and the billion pounds worth of investments over the next five years.

The research represents the first national review of all 39 LEPs’ commitments to tackling climate change and embracing the low carbon economy, based on information from their latest key strategies.

The report contains good practice case studies, benchmarking tables, maps and recommendations to those working with LEPs.

Dr Simon Slater, Director of Policy and Partnerships at Sustainability West Midlands said:

“Despite the challenges many LEPs face in terms of limited staff and resources, and an ever changing playing field, we were impressed by the number of good practice examples in strategic plans and reporting across England. However, the real test will be to see how these intentions are flowing into action with local partners.”

Links and contact information.

Please contact SWM on 0121 237 5890 or at enquiries@swm.org.uk for more information.

There was also a national good practice event for LEPs and Climate Change where the findings were discussed on 8 March 2016, Birmingham.

Downloads

Fit for the Future? Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Climate Ready and Low Carbon Economy Good Practice (version 2, May 2016)

Fit for the Future? Press Release