Blue and green waves

Grantham are members of the Blueprint Coalition, an influential group of local government organisations, environmental groups and research institutions, who are hosting the following webinar:

Devolution in England is gathering pace. Several new deals were announced in the 2023 Autumn Statement and in this year’s Spring Budget. What does this mean for climate action?

Although there is an increasingly complex picture of devolution deals across England, it’s clear that this level of governance is increasingly important in tackling the climate and nature crises.

As we look ahead to the next general election in 2024, this event will be an opportunity to discuss the progress that metro mayors have made on climate and nature, the opportunities that new deals will bring, and to highlight the national resourcing and regulatory and policy change that could help accelerate local climate action at this level. It also raises the question of how to ensure that local authorities outside of areas with devolution deals are not left behind.


  • Peter Moore, co-chair of the Blueprint Coalition and member of the ADEPT Climate Change Board
  • Cllr Tom Ross, Greater Manchester Combined Authority Green City Lead
  • Cllr Marissa Heath, Cabinet Member for Environment, Surrey County Council
  • Dr Matthew Lane, University of Edinburgh
  • Victoria Marsom, Head of England team, Friends of the Earth


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