Rebuilding of local economies and local politics

Posted Posted in Devolution, Economics, Economy, EU, Globalisation, Local economies, Local government, Localisation, Planning, Uncategorized

. It is fitting, as the last post paid tribute to LWM’s founding member George Morran, that this one takes up a theme related to the work George has undertaken for many years. LWM co-founder Colin Hines  recently wrote in response to Peter Wilby’s advice about creating: “. . . a fairer Britain with a better balance between the returns […]

“Humanity is conducting a huge, uncontrolled and almost certainly irreversible climate experiment with the only home it is likely to have”: Financial Times

Posted Posted in Economics, Environment, Green New Deal, Localisation, Planning, Politics, Transition

We summarise the thoughts of Martin Wolf, the FT’s chief economics commentator here, because Localise West Midlands’ aims and policies are designed with his ‘politically sellable vision of a prosperous low-carbon economy’ in mind. He wrote, yesterday: “Last week the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was reported to have passed 400 parts per million for the first time […]