Green cities: Using city deals to drive low carbon growth

Date of the report

December 2012

Author of the report

Green Alliance

Purpose of the report

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.

Relevance to the region

This report compares the eight city deals including Birmingham by looking at the carbon focus of each city and how low carbon growth is being pursued. In addition, the report contains a specific section on how Birmingham plans to use its city deal to drive growth (p14 onwards).

What SWM liked

SWM like that this report provides a useful comparison between the eight city deals by looking at the different ways low carbon growth is being pursued. This will help to inform approaches to city deals in the future.

Links and Contact information

For further information, visit the Green Alliance Website


Downloads

Green cities: Using city deals to drive low carbon growth (pdf)