West Midlands Regional Air Quality Review and Action Plan

The Regional Air Quality Review and Action Plan presents the technical evidence base, results of stakeholder engagement, and the recommended actions that could be taken forward at the WMCA regional level that would help accelerate and support local action on air quality. More >

 
 

Cities Outlook 2019

As a decade of austerity comes to end, this year’s edition of Cities Outlook looks at how city spending power has changed. More >

 
 

Good Growth for Cities 2018

A report from PWC and Demos looks at urban economic wellbeing across the UK. It analyses how places are performing, measured by an index of “good growth” that takes a broader view of what constitutes economic success.  More >

 
 

GBS LEP Low Carbon Energy Plan

The Plan provides the required framework for directing investment of funding related to low carbon energy, buildings, transport and business energy efficiency. More >

 
 

Overheating in Homes – The Big Picture

The report sets out the types of processes and checks some housing associations and housebuilders already have in place to tackle overheating and why they viewed these as important for their businesses. More >

 
 

Better Growth Better Climate Report

This study is one of the first to look at the impacts on economic growth of the proposed preventative measures and concludes this will not just bring economic benefits in the future but also in the present. More >

 
 

The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for Birmingham and the Wider Urban Region

This report reviews the cost and carbon effectiveness of a wide range of low carbon options that could be applied at a local level in households, industry, commerce and transport to expand the low carbon economy. It then goes on to explore the scope for their deployment and the associated investment needs. The report addresses financial returns, carbon savings and implications for economy and employment of a variety of low-carbon measures. More >

 
 

Green cities: Using city deals to drive low carbon growth

The aim of this report was to examine how the first eight city deals agreed in 2012 have enshrined the core cities’ aspirations for a low carbon future. This report looks at how the city deals showcase their low carbon ambitions in different ways. This is done by analysing the different approaches and their strengths, identifying the characteristics of a deal that effectively embeds the pursuit of a prosperous, resilient, low carbon future. More >

 
 

Green Alliance – Green economy: a UK success story

The Green Alliance published this report to determine the benefits that come from creating a greener economy. This report states that it is now clear that we don’t need to wait for these benefits as the UK has moved and we are seeing the advantage. Green business has become a UK success story at home and abroad. More >

 
 

Less Is More: Energy Security After Oil

Britain holds a broad political consensus that a major transformation of our energy intensive, fossil-fuel-dependent economy is required. This report aims to challenge the prevailing view in government about what this low carbon future will look like and what is needed to get there. More >

 
 

Green and Growth: solutions for growing a green economy

The aim of this report is to set out short- and long-term proposals for growing a green economy. The report highlights that many manufacturing companies see opportunities in a low carbon economy, details objectives for growing a green economy, looks at the barriers to realising this and makes some short-and long-term recommendations that are intended to help to overcome the barriers. More >

 
 

Know your environmental limits: A local leaders’ guide

The guide is intended to enable members of local governance bodies and community groups to recognise the importance and inherent value of the natural environment and to ‘live within environmental limits’, one of the five principles of sustainable development. More >