The first Green GB Week took place 15 – 19 October 2018 – thanks to all of those involved in the week. Details on Green GB week 2019 will follow shortly.

Learn about how clean growth is helping to provide new job opportunities, grow our economy for the benefit of us all and help tackle climate change. And to get involved in building a cleaner, green future.

What is clean growth?

Clean growth is a true British success story. Since we introduced the Climate Change Act ten years ago we have shown the world that we can cut greenhouse gas emissions, while at the same time increasing jobs and growth in every corner of the country.

Now we want to go further, which is why we put a commitment to maximising the opportunities of the global shift to clean growth at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy.

Everyone can play their part. Whether you are interested in taking action yourself or are a business, university, research institution, or community, driving clean growth is both a shared responsibility and a shared opportunity.

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Businesses and universities

Businesses and universities are important partners to drive the innovation we need for clean growth such as developing the technology to charge electric vehicles more quickly.

As the world acts to tackle climate change, we will see trillions of pounds invested across sectors such as transport, construction and power, with almost 10 trillion US dollars alone being invested into low carbon energy around the world in the next three decades.

Our ambition, as part of our modern Industrial Strategy, is for the UK to be at the forefront of providing these low carbon technologies, innovative systems and services. The government is supporting businesses to invest in research and innovation, for example through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Businesses have significant opportunities to reduce their emissions and costs through reducing energy waste. Your business could make a commitment today to take action – whether that’s thinking about how you could reduce the energy waste of your building, carry out an energy audit in your workplace, or improve the management of your car fleet, including considering the benefits of plug-in vehicles.

For more information on how your business can reduce its emissions, take a look at our ‘top ten’ actions for businesses in the animation. Further guidance on each action is also available.

 

 

Commit to take action on climate change in your business.

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You, your friends and family

Clean growth and climate change are important issues that the government is working on at home and internationally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change and drive clean energy.

Everyone can play a role in tackling climate change. You could commit to reducing the amount of food you waste, getting a smart meter, carrying a reusable bottle or coffee cup, or reducing your energy use at home.

There are almost 400,000 jobs in low carbon businesses and their supply chains, employing people in locations right across the country and, the sector has the potential to support up to 2 million jobs by 2030.

For more information on how to start today, take a look at our ‘top ten’ actions to tackle climate change and save money. Further information is also available.

Get involved in Green GB Week.

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Community groups

The power of communities can really help to fast-forward the UK’s clean growth strategy and drive clean growth. Community energy is a critical part of the wider energy system, with over 200 communities already generating their own energy or improving energy efficiency. Community energy projects can cut emissions, improve air quality, create jobs and make better use of local skills and resources to drive clean growth.

Green GB Week is an opportunity to explore what climate action your community could take and how it could benefit from clean growth. Discover how you and your community could generate your own renewable energy through the Community Energy Resource Hub, pledge to plant more trees in your local area or host a climate change and cake event to discuss what climate action you can take in your community.

See what you can do to take action in your local area.