On the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act, this week marks the start of Green GB Week, led by Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry MP.
Green GB week aims to bring both businesses and communities together to celebrate the UK leadership on climate change and discover new solutions and technologies to tackle climate change – one of the biggest challenges in the world today.
Clean growth is a term used widely in the media. But what does it mean?
Simply put ‘clean growth’ is all about growing our national income, whilst still cutting our greenhouse gas emissions. The UK’s early action on clean growth has lead to a vast increase in low carbon technologies with this sector supporting over 400, 000 jobs with no signs of slowing down.
In 2018, the UK produced enough electricity without burning coal for a record-breaking 76 hours which is a landmark step for the UK and our commitment to tackling climate change.
“Our goal is to leave our environment in a better state than we inherited it, and I’m proud to say that the UK has led the world in tackling one of the greatest threats – climate change.” – Claire Perry
For more information on Green GB week and upcoming events, please visit the Green GB & NI Website