Jan 052013
 

Green_cities_COVER150

This report examines the degree to which cities can drive low carbon growth and looks in detail at the city deals process as a means of achieving this. Manchester and Liverpool are both reviewed

‘City deals’ have been introduced to unlock the economic potential of cities, transferring power, tools and support from central government. So far, deals have been agreed with the eight core cities, known as ‘wave one’, and a further 20 cities, known as ‘wave two’, are in the running to agree deals by November 2013. The report looks at how wave one cities integrated low carbon ambitions into their deals and makes recommendations about how this can be achieved and embedded more consistently among wave two cities, as they agree their deals in the coming year.

Green Cities Report By Green Alliance 2012
Green Cities Report By Green Alliance 2012
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Jul 292012
 

TheBusinessDesk.com have published an excellent summary of the green growth opportunities of the Northwest in association with DLA Piper.  The Green Economy Supplement  looks at how the Northwest can lead the way on green energy and explores the challenges associated with making this a reality.

The supplement looks at the potential for renewable energy generation, the region’s nuclear legacy and the role energy efficiency will play. It also explores the challenges associated with green investment and government policy. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Economy in the North
The Green Economy in the North
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Jul 222012
 

Liverpool City Council has launched a regional Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) as a coordinated programme for a low carbon economy.Liverpool City Region Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2012

In partnership with six local authorities and Arup, the council secured funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government through the Climate Change Skills Fund.

The plans could create up to 128,000 jobs in the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of sustainable energy initiatives, and includes training, skills and investment funds.

 

LCR Sustainable Energy Action Plan
LCR Sustainable Energy Action Plan
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May 262012
 
Sustainable-Ventures-In-Pub

A report has been launched by Liverpool JMU Centre for Public Health which argues that supporting and promoting investment in green space is likely to have a range of far-reaching benefits for the local economy and public health.  An overview of the report is given below:

Cycling, walking and activities in green space have clear benefits for health and wellbeing but investing in green infrastructure also has the potential to afford social, economic and environmental benefits to communities in the North West. Initiatives that promote cycling, walking and activities in green space may be termed ‘sustainable ventures’; ventures with clear economic benefits that utilise opportunities to improve health and wellbeing while contributing to environmental sustainability.

This report is based on a review of the evidence on the wider economic benefits of sustainable ventures in public health. The review primarily considers initiatives to promote cycling, walking and activities in green space, but also more broadly on the social and economic benefits of investing in the development of green infrastructure. The report also makes recommendations on how sustainable ventures in public health can be further encouraged or promoted at a regional level.

 

Sustainable Ventures in Public Health 2012
Sustainable Ventures in Public Health 2012
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