Are Local Enterprise Partnerships fit for the future?

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) were formed to help deliver local economic growth – they have a role in helping areas to prepare for extreme events. A report from Sustainability West Midlands finds that, despite a lack of clear guidance from national government, there’s a range of good practice on climate adaptation and mitigation. It also mentions that overall performance is very varied, but there are weaknesses in the area of adaptation, despite the impact of recent floods.

Recommendations include embedding climate change into the LEP programmes, and encouraging poorer performing LEPs to work with more the successful partnerships.