City-Region Network

Ashden’s City-Region Network is a unique resource for climate and sustainability leads from England’s city regions and combined authorities. Its regular workshops allow senior officers to share learning, collaborate, and speed up climate action across the country.

Events are held every few months, with network members setting the agenda. They feature expert speakers – often Ashden Award winners – and time for discussion and reflection. 

Recent workshops have tackled:

The role of hydrogen in achieving net zero
with speakers from the Climate Change Committee and Imperial College.
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Decision making in light of the climate emergency
featuring a closer look at Cornwall Council's 'doughnut economics' decision wheel.
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Housing retrofit
with speakers from Energiesprong and RetrofitWorks.
Meet Energiesprong
Financing climate action
including an in-depth look at ethical investment platform Abundance's community municipal bonds.
Meet Abundance
Active travel
with case studies from innovators Sustrans and e-cargobikes.
Meet e-cargobikes
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A green skills subgroup of the City-region network addresses the particular challenges of developing the skills and training required to deliver climate action.

What do members of the network think?

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"Liverpool City Region Combined Authority relies on the sharing of expertise and lessons learned across the Ashden network in order to shape our strategies in a fast-moving policy landscape. We find the insights and discussions invaluable in our strategy work.

“There is no doubt of the value that the Ashden networks contribute and I have no doubt that their involvement has led directly to real acceleration in the pace of change across UK authorities. They are one of the most useful networks available to city regions such as ours."

- Rachel Waggett, Principal Environment Officer, Liverpool City Region

News, resources and events for local authorities

Our towns and cities bulletin helps you deliver high-impact climate action. Discover useful tools and opportunities, whatever your council’s size and budget.

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