I received an "on the day" briefing (how I love these snappily trendy titles PR folk use) from Bradford's Department of Regeneration about this:
Government policy is aimed at achieving a rapid transition to a low carbon economy in the UK. To assist with this the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has recommended the creation of a Green Economy Panel, a new advisory body tasked with working across the city region partnership to support the development of a low carbon economy.
My heart skipped with joy. I could see the planet's temperature easing at this momentous decision. The organisation charged with driving (how the public sector and quangocracy love that word) forward the "City Region's" economic development has set up a panel. That's right folks - a whole panel:
The Panel will work closely with the LEP to embed low carbon activity within the LEP’s activity and will be responsible for delivering the low carbon priorities identified within the LEP plan and the city region’s Green Infrastructure Strategy. It will also provide the LEP, other city region panels and partners with information and advice on how best to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
This is all wonderful news. We all know - those who have studied and suffered at the coalface of regeneration - that the best way to drive economic growth, indeed "green" economic growth, is to set up a Panel!