Green economic recovery webinar

22 February 2021

The LGA are organising a webinar on the Green Economic Recovery as part of their Economic Growth sector led improvement offer.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the exit from the EU has presented councils with a number of key economic challenges and questions. Councils are increasingly re-evaluating their economic growth strategies and adapting their plans to support their local economic recovery amidst this unprecedented climate.

The LGA are committed to supporting councils with their economic development and recovery plans. By organising this webinar, the LGA are seeking to provide insight from across the local government sector on some of the work currently being carried out and the opportunities that this backdrop of events has presented.

The webinar will feature a panel of guest speakers from councils and external organisations with a background in economic growth. The topics covered will include, doughnut economies, inclusive economic growth, and the opportunities presented by green and sustainable initiatives.

The webinar is primarily aimed at economic growth and development elected members and officers to gain insight into best practice examples from the sector, create networks and share learning.

Webinar programme:

10.30  Chair’s welcome
 Cllr Adele Morris, LGA Deputy Chair, Environment, Economy, Housing and
 Transport Board, Liberal Democrat Councillor, Southwark Council
10.40  Simon Eden, Director, Southern Policy Centre
10.50  Peter Lefort, Carbon Neutral Cornwall Sector & Partnerships Lead and 
 Emily Kent, Head of Economy, Skills & Culture, Economic Growth, Cornwall Council
11.00 Paula Hewitt, First Vice President, ADEPT and Lead Director for Economic 
 and Community Infrastructure, Somerset County Council 
11.10Jacqueline Homan, Head of Environment and Claire Spencer, Senior Policy Adviser – Public Services & Inclusive Growth, West Midlands Combined Authority
11.20  Questions and discussion
11.58 Chair’s closing remarks 
12.00 Close

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For more information on the LGA’s work on Economic Growth, please visit the Economic Growth Support Hub.

This is a virtual Zoom webinar.

Register now.