Published: 29th May 2020

City regions are in a unique position to shape the sustainability agenda when we eventually rebuild our economy post-coronavirus, writes Cara Jenkinson, cities manager at Ashden A green recovery is a rebuilding based on sustainability, and a fair transition to a low-carbon future. Key aspirations include providing high-quality jobs and tackling health inequality. There’s an important role for England’s nine metro mayor city regions (North of Tyne, Tees Valley, West of England, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, London, Sheffield City Region, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and Liverpool City Region). But like all authorities, they face a challenging future – with a wide range of urgent demands and funding under threat. In a discussion hosted by Ashden and the Local Government Association, city region officers shared their views on the barriers and opportunities ahead. Climate emergency vs coronavirus emergency At first glance, local climate action faces an uphill battle, as the COVID emergency dominates … (To read the full article, subscribe below)