Getting the building blocks right

Infrastructure priorities for a green recovery
Getting the building blocks right
Infrastructure governs the way we live our lives, including how green we can be. This report looks at the UK’s infrastructure needs to get the country on track for net zero and restore nature.

We argue that accelerating progress towards a green economy will support economic recovery from Covid-19 and help to create over a million jobs across the UK.

We highlight that the government’s current approach to infrastructure is insufficient and set out what is needed for a truly green industrial revolution for the UK.

Amongst our recommendations we advocate a ‘net zero test’ for all infrastructure decisions and scaling up investment in key sectors, particularly the neglected areas of circular economy and natural infrastructure.

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