Six city regions elected new metro mayors in May 2017. They have strategic powers over wider geographic areas, to encourage greater economic development and growth in a way that reflects local needs. This new tier of power provides an opportunity for a new wave of political leadership on the environment in the UK.
Green Alliance published the report, Greening the city regions: opportunities for new mayors with National Trust, CPRE, The Wildlife Trusts and Campaign for Better Transport, which sets out the actions that new leaders can take to make their city regions greener, cleaner and more liveable.
It includes a Green City Regions Index which indicates each region’s strengths and weaknesses against a set of green indicators, from sustainable housing to low carbon transport, green infrastructure, waste and overall resilience to climate change.