WEETF: Next steps for green economic recovery and growth in the UK – industry transition, infrastructure modernisation, skills development and green job creation

Published: 17 March 2021

Rebecca Stafford, Senior Manager (Advisory – Local Energy Systems), will be speaking on a panel, discussing ‘practicalities of delivering the government aim of a green industrial revolution – addressing cost barriers, regional opportunities for clean energy industries, and scaling capabilities in low-carbon manufacturing’.

This conference will consider key issues, opportunities and next steps for implementing the Government’s ambition for a green economic recovery and industrial revolution.

Overall, areas for discussion at this conference include:

  • industry transition plans for a clean economic recovery – priorities, policy and setting guidance across key sectors, and wider long-term strategy development
  • infrastructure modernisation – design and implementation that supports low-carbon transition and whole-system decarbonisation
  • skills, jobs and spreading benefit across the UK – securing a green economic recovery that supports skills development, employment opportunities and delivers inclusive regional growth

The agenda

  • Policy – long-term strategy for a green economic recovery on the wave of the low-carbon transition
  • Investment – leveraging finance for projects that contribute to economy-wide recovery, support green job creation, and help develop the net-zero economy
  • Training and skills – targeting measures for UK construction and engineering, and opportunities for boosting productivity and decarbonisation
  • Priorities for the Green Jobs Taskforce, and translating recommendations into action – designing strategies on a local level, utilising demand-led schemes, and recovery that serves the needs of households and communities
  • Transforming the energy system for clean technologies, and tying whole-system change into the green economic recovery
  • Practicalities of delivering the government aim of a green industrial revolution – addressing cost barriers, regional opportunities for clean energy industries, and scaling capabilities in low-carbon manufacturing
  • Transport and infrastructure development to enable decarbonisation – addressing local deficiencies, expanding capability for clean freight and mobility, and supporting the needs of the levelling up agenda
  • Policy priorities for supporting a green economic recovery and dovetailing implementation with skills, clean energy and infrastructure objectives

This event is taking place remotely via online channels. To sign up or find out more about the event, visit the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum by clicking ‘register my place’ on the right of this page or find out more about the Catapult’s Markets, Policy and Regulation capability.