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First ‘Green GB Week’ to take place in October

A week of national activity is being planned to celebrate the opportunities of clean growth, highlight UK leadership on climate change and showcase green technologies and business models.

A week of national activity is being planned to celebrate the opportunities of clean growth, highlight UK leadership on climate change and showcase green technologies and business models.

The idea for a national week of activity was first proposed by government alongside £2.5 billion of green investment in its Clean Growth Strategy, published in 2017.

Starting on 15 October, Green GB Week will highlight the benefits clean growth and the urgent need for business, government and wider society to tackle climate change.

The week will mark the ten-year anniversary of the Climate Change Act, which was the world’s first legally-binding national legislation on climate change when it was brought into law in 2008.

A detailed programme of events is being developed to promote the UK’s academic community and businesses leading the transition to new clean technologies, showcase the latest climate science and celebrate community action.

In a statement, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said: “We want to maximise the economic and industrial advantages of both the global and our domestic shift to clean growth across the whole of the UK.

“We want local communities to embrace this challenge and grow momentum from the ground up.”