Smart and green: joining up digital and environmental priorities to drive the UK's economic recovery
Digital technology could transform the environmental agenda, accelerating the adoption of low carbon solutions and improving business use of energy and resources. Leveraging the power of digital to drive a green economy will also enable business to modernise their operations and compete internationally.
However, failure to link the digitalisation and environmental agendas is holding back adoption of smart low carbon solutions in key sectors of the UK economy. This report outlines gains that could be made across the high impact sectors of transport, energy, buildings and food through a smart, green approach. We highlight opportunities open now to embed this approach in new government plans, for recovery from Covid-19, industrial strategy and achieving net zero carbon across the economy.
This is the fourth and final report from our two year Tech Task Force
programme, which has investigated policy innovations for digitally enabled clean growth. The first report, Smarter transport: a digital revolution for electric vehicles and mobility services, was published in November 2019. The second report, A smarter way to save energy, was published in January 2020. The third report Smart building: how digital technology can help futureproof the UK construction sector, was published in May 2020.
- Caterina Brandmayr
- Publication Date:
- 20 October, 2020
- Greening the economy