Terms of Reference for Clean Growth Taskforce – 2022 review
Purpose of
To provide leadership and collaboration on Clean Growth and Net Zero.
Promoting Norfolk and Suffolk as the UK’s Clean Growth Region helping
to raise the profile of the major contribution the area plays in the UK’s
transition to a post carbon economy, representing the area nationally,
regionally, and locally. To drive the shared ambition for a clean and
inclusive economic growth that tackles the challenges and opportunities of
climate change.
Functions: Members of the Taskforce will be expected to:
i. Attend meetings, contribute ideas, experience, expertise, and resource
as considered appropriate, and gather views from colleagues in
respective groups, industries or organisations.
ii. Oversee the development of the key areas of focus further developing
the delivery plan and engaging relevant partners to securing their buy in
to deliver the actions, through respective groups and networks.
iii. Provide direction to creating a clean growth evidence baseline that
identifies and recommends to the LEP board the areas of focus that the
biggest gains can be achieved, and which actions will be focused on.v.
Ensure clean growth is embedded in the discussion, actions and
decisions of your respective groups, reporting back to the Taskforce as
vi. Recommend or source appropriate experts to inform certain aspects of
the delivery plan, convene working groups as appropriate and consult with
sector peers as agreed within the Taskforce under the direction of the
vii. Oversee the development and agree robust ways of measuring and
monitoring the impact of interventions and actions, making
recommendations to the LEP board on any relevant targets or pledges.
viii. provide the LEP Board with six monthly progress reports.
ix. Annually, bring together the wider network of clean growth champions
to share knowledge and best practice and hold regional partners to
With a representative from the LEP Board and one from each LEP of the
sub board LEP’s Innovation Board, Skills Advisory Panel and Business
Growth Programme Board. In addition, representatives from businesses
across Norfolk and Suffolk, FE, HE and the County Climate Change
Substitutions must reflect the sector represented rather than an individual’s
Reflecting the LEP’s Articles of Association, if members are absent for
more than 6 consecutive months without notification/agreement it will be
deemed that participation is forfeited.
Frequency The Taskforce would initially meet every 6 to 8 weeks looking to move to
quarterly meetings once established.
The taskforce would report to the LEP Board.
The agenda and minutes of meetings will be published on the LEP
website and the taskforce will report to the LEP Board through the sub
board reporting mechanism.
Attendance of
at meetings
Members of the LEP team, sub boards, committees and Local Authorities
may also be invited to attend meetings where appropriate.
Can hold other groups – including Task and Finish groups – to account. It
has the authority to task a sub-board, group or committee to deliver action
within the delivery plan.
Where the Taskforce convenes working groups, it should set out the terms
of reference for the working group to guide its objectives, ways of working,
handling of information and the rules on external communication.
Conflicts of
Members of the Taskforce are all representatives of their industry sector
or community of interests and have a responsibility to act on behalf of
their wider constituency at all times in relation to the work of the LEP
Clean Growth Taskforce.
Members of the board will be asked to complete an annual declaration of
their interests which will be held in a register at the LEP office and
members will be asked at the beginning of each meeting to declare any
conflicts of interest pertaining to the agenda items to be discussed.
Review The ToR of the Taskforce will be review annually and agreed by the LEP