Advocate and champion a clear and compelling vision for the Natural Environment of the Liverpool City Region. driving forward strategic environmental priorities and addressing environmental inequalities.
Engage effectively with strategic partners in all sectors (local government, business, health, community, education, etc) and particularly with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) so Nature Connected becomes a valuable enabling and advisory partner. Ensure shared understanding and commitment across Nature Connected, the LEP, Health and Wellbeing Boards (H&WB), and other strategic and community partners. This should enable the development of a ‘single voice at the strategic level’ and contribute to the achievement of environmental, economic, health and wellbeing, and cultural objectives.
Develop and promote the evidence base on the value of the natural environment to the people and businesses of the LCR. Act as a forum for best practice exchange, consultation and engagement. Become a ‘critical friend’ on key strategies and plans for the LCR to anticipate and improve the environmental performance of strategic planning, decision-making and investment, programme design and delivery.
Celebrate the legacy and history of environmental community activity and environmental initiatives and use this as a platform to deliver more sustainable environmental ‘wins’ to improve the natural, economic and social resilience of the LCR.
Develop and implement innovative programmes that create value for nature, people and the economy and secure funding/resources to deliver them.
Work across geographical boundaries with other Local Nature and Economic Partnerships, particularly Atlantic Gateway and Liverpool Green Partnership to support strategic alignment of priorities and delivery.