Innovation will play a vital role in the recovery from Covid-19 and the transition to a green economy. From new techniques to give us zero carbon homes and cleaner industrial processes, to novel product designs to make them longer lasting and more resource efficient, the potential is huge. But green innovation is not taking off at the scale and pace needed in the UK, despite our reputation for being an innovative economy.
Over the past two years, the Green Innovation Policy Commission has investigated why this is, and what policy and business action is needed to accelerate investment in sustainable alternatives to help drive a green recovery.
At this hour long event, a panel of expert speakers will be discussing the findings and recommendations of the commission’s final report.
The UCL Green Innovation Policy 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.