Green Innovation Policy Commission

Businesses and academics accelerating green innovation
Green Innovation Policy Commission

The Green Innovation Policy Commission (GIPC) brings together progressive businesses and leading academics to identify how policy can best support green innovation across the UK economy and reward the innovators, entrepreneurs and investors who generate value from the solutions to the global environmental challenges we’ve committed to addressing.

Over its year-long programme, the GIPC will:

  • Inject new thinking on how policy can most effectively promote and support green innovation
  • Create a new public dialogue between policy makers, academics, and business leaders on the challenges and opportunities around economic growth directed at green innovation.  

The Commission is chaired by John Cridland and brings together UCL academics, progressive businesses, and representatives from the Aldersgate Group and WWF. The research is led by Prof Paul Ekins and UCL academics, and supported by Green Alliance.

Find out more on our dedicated web page.
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The first GIPC event was held on 26 November 2019 where an expert panel discussed how UK infrastructure can accelerate innovation for a green economy. Speakers included John Cridland, Laura Sandys, Angela Francis, Dr Jenifer Baxter and Paul Ekins.

Find below a series of perspectives from the commissioners on why we need policy change to foster green innovation.
'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  


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