What:
Green innovation through infrastructure delivery
Theme:

Green innovation through infrastructure delivery


Building blocks for a green economy: innovating through infrastructure delivery

Moving to a green economy will require innovation across all sectors and parts of the UK. Infrastructure will be central to this. From low carbon transport systems to clean energy, from efficient and resilient buildings to improved land management to protect against flooding, infrastructure can be a vital enabler for the innovative low carbon and nature enhancing solutions the UK urgently needs.

The forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy is a key opportunity for the government to make this a reality. With input from the newly launched Green Innovation Policy Commission, this event will address how the government can ensure existing and future UK infrastructure accelerates innovation for a green economy, creating jobs and prosperity across the country.

Speakers will include:

  • John Cridland, Transport for the North
  • Laura Sandys, Co-chair IPPR Environmental Justice Commission
  • Angela Francis, WWF
  • Dr Jenifer Baxter, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Prof Paul Ekins, University College London

Chaired by Shaun Spiers, Green Alliance

This is the first event of the Green Innovation Policy Commission. This new commission, chaired by John Cridland and directed by Prof Paul Ekins, brings together leading businesses and academics from UCL, supported by Green Alliance, to address the pressing need to accelerate low carbon development across the UK economy. Over the next year, the commission will inject new thinking on how policy can most effectively promote and support green innovation. You can find more information about the commission here.

When:
16.00 – 18.30 26 November, 2019
Where:
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For more information:
contact Caterina Brandmayr on cbrandmayr@green-alliance.org.uk
  • GIPC