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 >

 
 

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 >

 
 

‘Centro’s Green Transport Charter Annual Conference’ – May 2012

These presentations were produced for the Centro’s Green Transport Charter Annual Conference, on 25 May 2012. The aim of the presentations is to document the progression towards greener transport in the Midlands, using examples from various organisations. In addition, John Barraclough provides a presentation outlining the climate change risks for the West Midlands. 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 >

 
 

Going Green: How local authorities can encourage the take-up of lower-carbon vehicles

Local authorities have opportunities through their planning, traffic management and transport powers to influence, or ‘nudge’, the use of (U)LCVs in their respective areas. The RAC Foundation sought explore what these powers are, the level of appetite among local authorities for using them, and what experience of their use had been gained so far, both in the UK and continental Europe. 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 >

 
 

Low Carbon Evidence Base for the West Midlands Regional Economic Strategy

Advantage West Midlands (AWM) has commissioned a programme of work to underpin its work on producing the UK’s first low carbon Regional Economic Strategy. This programme included, among other work streams, the development of an evidence base to support the “low carbon” components of the new West Midlands Regional Economic Strategy (WMES) and an assessment of the impacts of climate change on the economy of the West Midlands. More >

 
 

Towards a carbon neutral city region

West Midlands Metropolitan District Leaders and Chief Executives commissioned Levett-Therivel to write this report to assess the current draft of the City Region Development (CRDP) to provide a cross-cutting piece for the front of the CRDP which indicates how the CRDP will provide a framework to address climate change and move towards carbon neutrality. More >