The first-ever Green GB Week launches on 15th October!
The week aims to raise understanding of how businesses and the public tackle – and continue to tackle – climate change, while also highlighting the opportunities clean growth offers the UK.
The week will run annually, and as 2018 is the ten-year anniversary of the Climate Change Act, this first year will focus on celebrating UK leadership in climate change.
The green economy and government will be busy this autumn, with major green business summits held in California and New York, the UK’s first international, ultra-low emission vehicle summit, and the UN climate summit held in Poland.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said, “The UK has led the world in cutting emissions while creating wealth. Between 1990 and 2016, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40% while growing the economy by more than two-thirds – the best performance in the G7 on a person basis.”
Momentous events to coincide with a momentous week
Events will showcase the leading role of the UK’s academic community, innovative financial products, and business models that will help address climate change while generating economic growth.
To aid with these events, the government has provided a Green GB Week toolkit, with ideas on how you can get involved with the week, run your own events, or support on social media.
The toolkit can be used from everyone, from businesses and schools to individuals and families.
One of the most high-profile events will showcase the best of innovative UK green business at the annual Business Green Leader’s Summit. The event will be held at The Crystal in London’s Docklands on Tuesday 16th October.
A full list of events around the country is available here and tickets can be booked: https://nvite.com/community/ggbritain
Celebrating clean growth
Green GB Week will also focus on climate and air quality issues across the UK, sharing the latest climate science, and highlighting the economic opportunities that clean growth presents.
Clean growth brings a range of benefits to all parts of society, from new jobs to cleaner air, and the government is hoping local communities will embrace this.
There is an urgent need to tackle climate change, however we are progressing towards building a cleaner economy, and the week will highlight these successes.