Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy

Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy


How can we ensure local low carbon opportunities are realised in a way that works for both the economy and the environment, and has support from local communities? How can we best employ Local Enterprise Partnerships to foster the green economy, and what partnerships and networks would help grow their knowledge and expertise? How do we catalyse local businesses to innovate and lead the way? 
 
Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy, the first of three contributor pamphlets under our Green Roots programme, sets out to answer these questions. Bringing together contributions from party insiders and outsider experts, it looks at how to grow the means to achieve local progress on climate change and what a uniquely liberal approach to local low carbon development would look like. Taken together, these pieces draw a compelling picture of how localism and low carbon development can be combined to create a vibrant local economy. 
 
“Of course, we haven’t got our coalition partners to agree to everything we wanted, or solved every problem in the last three years. That’s why this pamphlet is such an important contribution to my party’s thinking.” 
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, deputy prime minister, September 2013 
 
Over the next few weeks we will publish Green social democracy: better homes in better places and Green conservatism: protecting the environment through open markets, the second and third contributor pamphlets in this series.
 
We would like to thank the European Climate Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Ashden Trust for their support of this work.
Author(s):
edited by Matthew Spencer, Hannah Kyrke-Smith and Karen Crane
Publication Date:
12 September, 2013
ISBN:
978-1-905869-98-5
Cost:
£5.00
Theme:
Political Leadership

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