The transition to a net zero economy presents significant challenges and opportunities for businesses and residents in central London. However, making this transition a success will require a workforce equipped with the necessary skills to deliver it.
This event took place on the 23rd March and explored the findings of new research by WPI Economics – commissioned by Central London Forward – providing detailed borough level information on the current and predicted scale and nature of green jobs and the barriers to accessing them. Alongside this will be two speakers from our boroughs giving examples of the work local authorities are already doing to meet our collective net zero targets.
COVID-19 has shone a light on and deepened many of the inequalities that existed across the capital. Londoners who faced disadvantage before the pandemic have seen a disproportionate impact from the crisis.
This event explored the findings of new research by WPI Economics – commissioned by Central London Forward – into inequalities and poverty in central London after the pandemic. Speakers included:
Maintaining modern and sustainable infrastructure will be vital to ensuring London remains both a preeminent world city, an engine of growth and a great place to live. Investing in infrastructure in central London will be essential to driving recovery after the pandemic, unlocking the homes we need, and supporting the transition to net zero.
Central London Forward has been working with the 12 central London local authorities and other stakeholders to develop Central London’s Infrastructure Priorities. The report makes the case for investing in infrastructure in the capital, it sets out the priority projects that could help transform central London, and it explores how the infrastructure the capital needs can be delivered.
Speakers will include:
John Dickie, Chief Executive of London First
Kate Hand, Head of Climate Change at London Councils (invited)
Alex Williams, Director of City Planning at Transport for London
The Inclusive Growth Strategy launch event took place on the 18th November at the London Connectory.
Thanks to our keynote speakers and panelists for their contribution to making this a successful launch.
The event focussed on transport and digital infrastructure and explored the priorities for strategic action in the following areas:
A blog reflecting on the launch of the Inclusive Growth Strategy can be found here