The Heart of the South West has pledged to be a pioneer with its bold commitments to clean growth, and an ambition to place the HotSW area on a resilient pathway to net zero by the 2040s or sooner.
HotSW has made a number of positive changes but, in many instances, not enough to catch up with England and not nearly enough to meet wider zero carbon targets.
These indicators suggest that a major shift in pace and scale is required if climate emergency targets and aspirations for clean growth are to be met.
Our Clean Growth dashboard sets out the key roles the area can play to drive better performance, including CO2 emissions, energy production, transport, and energy consumption.
This dashboard provides analysis of the Heart of the South West’s Clean Growth performance. Use the links within this interactive document to navigate and view external data sources.
David Ralph started as Chief Executive of Heart of South West LEP at the beginning of June 2018. Previously, he had spent 5 years as CEO of the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (D2N2) LEP from 2013 where he oversaw the development of the D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan and sector strategies, 3 Growth Deals with HM Government to deliver a £1billion capital investment programme, securing and implementing £200m ESIF programme, the Derby and Nottingham Enterprise Zone, the D2N2 Skills Deal and Time for Innovation programme, community fund and led the executive team to develop the HS2 East Midlands hub. He was also closely involved in the proposed North Midlands Devolution Deal and one of the key architects in establishing the Midlands Engine, chairing the officer steering group. Whilst in this role David was a NED of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone, and Marketing NG, the Outer Estates Foundation and a Governor of Nottingham College and on the advisory Board of Nottingham Business School.
Before the East Midlands, David was CEO of the Have Gateway Partnership working closely with local stakeholders including the ports of Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich and BT Adadastral Park across Suffolk and Essex and prior to that was Chief Exec of the Barton Hill New Deal for Communities programme in Bristol and the Nelm Development Trust in Norwich.
David is a keen sailor, walker and trail runner.