D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – today launched its low-carbon plan for consultation.
Chief Executive David Ralph outlined specific programme area opportunities where he feels D2N2 can make the biggest economic impact when it comes to low carbon and that will form the basis of the consultation.
The three key strands are:
- Low-carbon energy
- Support to SMEs
Mr Ralph said: “The commitments we have made put low carbon right at the very heart of what we are doing going forward as a Local Enterprise Partnership, as we look to drive economic growth in our area.
“Our ambition is to be the go-to place for delivering effective low-carbon economic growth. We think we are already in the top six LEPs and we want to be nationally renowned for delivering that agenda.
“We’ve made a long-term commitment to delivering sustainable jobs and we believe that low-carbon goods and services is an area where we already have an advantage.”
The launch of the low-carbon plan for consultation took place at the Nottingham Conference Centre earlier today, as part of a packed agenda during a full-day national conference on the subject.
The ‘Growing a Local Low Carbon Employment & Business Sector’ conference brought together cities and regions from across the UK to share experiences as to how the low-carbon sector is being harnessed to create jobs and businesses.
It was a joint event organised by CleanTech Business Ltd and Cambridge Cleantech and supported by D2N2 LEP.
To view the low-carbon plan for consultation, click here