Green Innovation Policy Commission

Businesses and academics accelerating green innovation
Green Innovation Policy Commission

The Green Innovation Policy Commission (GIPC) brought together progressive businesses, leading academics and civil society organisations to identify how policy can best support green innovation across the UK economy and reward the innovators, entrepreneurs and investors who can generate value from environmental solutions.

The Commission was chaired by John Cridland and the research was led by Prof Paul Ekins and UCL academics, supported by Green Alliance.

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Perspectives from the GIPC commissioners on why policy change to foster green innovation is vital:

'Push and pull is needed to green our economy' by Angela Francis
'Six insights on accelerating innovation to reach net zero' by Nick Molho
'From ambition to action: why new policy will be vital for green innovation' by John Cridland  

The GIPC’s final recommendations:
The final report of the GIPC Innovation for a green recovery: business and government in partnership, was published in January 2021. It sets out in detail the results of its investigation, including sectoral analyses and advice to government and business.

We simultaneously published a summary of the GIPC’s recommendations to policymakers in How to fast track innovation for a green industrial revolution (January 2021)

The GIPC’s conclusions were discussed at our online event ‘New solutions for a green recovery: unlocking the UK’s innovation potential’ on 12 January 2019. 


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