West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy Low Carbon Evidence Base

Date of the resource

July 2018

Author of the resource


Purpose of the resource

Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) is the sustainability delivery partner for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). This report provides an overview and analysis of the evidence related to the low carbon sector that was used to inform the development of the new West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy (LIS), the development of which was led by the WMCA. The WMCA asked SWM to help review the existing evidence base around low carbon expertise linked to the developing themes of the LIS to support and inform where the new strategy could accelerate action. This document and accompanying database was produced in July 2018, and provided an important tool during the ongoing development of the strategy, and also formed part of the SWM submission and recommendations to the WMCA in November 2018. As a result, in May 2019 when the WMCA and Government launched the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy, it was recognised by Green Alliance, SWM and others as the UK’s first clean and inclusive growth Local Industrial Strategy. We still have a long-way to go, however as this evidence base shows we are building on a strong foundation of local expertise.

Links and contact information

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


Full report: West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy Low Carbon Evidence BaseFull database of evidence

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