We are looking at local responses to climate concerns, and in particular how these are being integrated with local responses to the economic and social problems arising from the pandemic.
Local Green New Deals: A sustainable and equitable path for post Covid recovery
This project is examining how community-focussed and digitally-enabled local green recovery packages, including energy demand reduction measures, could be targeted, framed and assessed in terms of their wider economic, social and environmental benefits. The focus will be on developing and testing sets of metrics and criteria to assess these benefits, and how these relate to the social, environmental and economic values espoused by local people in this context.
This work will build on the options for reducing energy demand whilst maintaining quality of life as articulated in our positive low energy futures work.It will also draw on and collaborate with the project on place-based business models.
What we are asking
- What challenges are city-region authorities facing when assessing and evaluating different choices to deliver wider social and environmental benefits, whilst stimulating economic opportunities?
- How can community-focussed and digitally-enabled local green recovery packages, including energy demand reduction measures, be targeted, framed and assessed in terms of their wider economic, social and environmental benefits?
- What forms of low carbon economic development can be implemented at a local and regional level?
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