Levelling up the Leading Edge: Investing in our natural assets for collective wealth

A report produced by Cornwall Council, University of Exeter and Britain's Leading Edge argues the case for investing in the environment and thinking more creatively about how the abundance of natural assets in peripheral areas like Cornwall should be at the heart of the government’s levelling up agenda

The research paper interviewed members of the Britain’s Leading Edge network, a collaboration of 12 English upper-tier local authorities currently providing a powerful new voice in the regional policy debate.

The findings highlight the economic potential and social benefits of investing in nature for peripheral areas, in particular, the positive links between the local economy and nature recovery, with opportunities for upskilling and jobs.

The paper was launched at the LGA Annual Conference on the 30th June, where Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP, Lisa Nandy MP, and Sir Ed Davey MP all spoke

You can download a copy of the report here


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