#GreenGB Week Infographic: Clean Growth in the UK
The Government's landmark Green GB Week, with edie acting as the official media partner, is taking place this week. To mark the occasion, edie has produced an insightful infographic showcasing the clean growth success stories that are driving the low-carbon revolution in the UK.
The Government's landmark Green GB Week is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of clean growth and inspire businesses to set fresh commitments to sustainability. Despite recent uncertainty surrounding certain green policies, the UK has a rich and proud history when it comes to decarbonisation, and is rightly heralded as a world-leader when it comes to clean growth.
As this infographic shows, the UK is in an opportunistic advantage to reap the benefits of a low-carbon economy. So take a look and digest the numbers to see how clean growth has benefitted the UK so far.
#GREENGB INFOGRAPHIC: Clean Growth in the UK
Green GB Week: edie's highlights of the week
Running from Monday through to Friday, Green GB Week will celebrate the nation's leadership on climate change – marking the 10-year anniversary of the Climate Change Act – while highlighting the business opportunities of low-carbon, resource-efficient growth.
The Week will include a series of live events that will discuss the leading role of the UK’s academic community and businesses in developing new low-carbon technologies, innovative financial products and business models that will tackle climate change while generating economic growth.
Science-based Targets webinar
As an official media partner of Green GB Week, edie is hosting an exclusive Science Based Targets Webinar on Thursday (18 October) at 2pm, allowing businesses to explore how carbon-reduction targets made in line with climate science can be used to future-proof business growth.
Running on Thursday 18th October at 2pm (the day of Green GB Week which is dedicated to ‘business action’), the Science Based Targets Webinar will include presentations from BT, Capgemini, Signify and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, followed by a live audience Q&A about how to adopt science-based targets in your business.
The Science Based Targets webinar will be free to watch on Thursday at 2pm, and can be registered for here.
A new place to share YOUR sustainability commitments
edie will be utilising its purpose-driven Mission Possible campaign to help the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) tell the story of clean growth and empower organisations of all industry types and sizes to accelerate progress towards a low-carbon economy.
Throughout the week and beyond, businesses are being encouraged to make new commitments to edie’s Mission Possible Pledge Wall, supporting the Week’s aim to promote the business opportunity of clean growth and encourage climate action.
Already, 18 Mission Possible Pledges have been added to the Wall, with the likes of Coca-Cola European Partners, Johnson & Johnson and House of Fraser all showcasing their individual commitments to support the Mission Possible campaign’s aims.
Stay tuned throughout this week as a range of high-profile organisations will be adding their names to the Pledge Wall.
The new Green GB Week website, incorporating the Mission Possible Pledge Wall, can be viewed here. Any business interested in making a new commitment to be showcased on the Mission Possible Pledge Wall should email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of their pledge.
At a glance: Other key Green GB Week events
'Financing the low-carbon economy' (Bristol City Council), 3pm, Bristol
Triodos Bank, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Bristol Energy, Thrive Renewables and Bristol City Council are collaborating to explore the role of the financial sector in delivering clean growth.
- Philip Bazin, environment team manager, Triodos Bank
- David White, head of energy services, Bristol City Council
- Matthew Clayton, managing director, Thrive Renewables
Climate Resilience Summit (Willis Towers Watson), 3pm, London
The event will include two panels exploring climate resilience themes with international institutions, industry leaders, regulators, civil society, science and media.
- Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy & Clean Growth, BEIS
- Javier Rivera Ríos, Commissioner of Insurance of Puerto Rico
'Great Britain’s Clean Growth Story' (Aldersgate Group), 6pm, London
The event will both look back at business successes in the low carbon economy since the Climate Change Act was introduced and debate what further policy detail is needed under the Clean Growth Strategy to accelerate business investment in resource efficient and low carbon infrastructure, grow supply chains and strengthen the competitiveness of UK businesses as the economy decarbonises.
- Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive, BT
- Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State, BEIS
View the full programme of events happening throughout the week here.