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 >

 
 

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 >

 
 

Forces for Change Compendium

The Forces for Change is a framework to help you understand today’s radically changing world and synthesise the breadth of complex, fast changing, interdependent factors shaping the business landscape. 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 >

 
 

Portrait of the West Midlands

The report provides an overview of the socio-economic characteristics of the West Midlands region. It covers a wide range of indicators from population to crime to the environment. 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 >

 
 

Low Carbon Economy for the West Midlands – local authority profiles

The purpose of this report was to provide a summary analysis of the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy for each of the Tier 1 local authority geographical areas in the West Midlands, and the risks presented by rising fuel prices and carbon legislation, based on the current industrial profile of each area. More >

 
 

Making Sustainable Lives Easier: A Priority for Governments, Business and Society

This report sets out what is needed, from governments and others, to help enable us all to live sustainable lives in our homes and communities. The report finds that government initiatives to help people live more sustainably lack ambition and direction, and are too timid given the scale and urgency of the challenge. Although increasing numbers of people try to ‘do the right thing’, we are still a long way from living sustainably; and those who do make an effort often find themselves swimming against the tide of society’s norms. More >

 
 

HOW TO…plan a Sustainability Awareness Week

New leaf have developed this ‘HOW TO…’ resource as part of the outcomes of their ‘h.Energy’ week in 2010. The document is a guide to planning and running a successful regional/county level Sustainability Awareness Week. More >