Unlocking Green Enterprise: A Low-Carbon Strategy for the UK Economy

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The TUC has published a new report with the above title. As it says:

The green economy will be one of the biggest global growth sectors in the 21st century. The UK economy needs to play a major part if it is to emerge from the current economic crisis. However, the UK's environmental sector trails countries like Germany and Denmark.

This study draws on international comparisons and interviews with leading experts to understand how the UK can replicate this success. For the first time, a straightforward policy programme is presented to unlock green enterprise in the UK.

That programme is built on the following ideas:

  1. Commitment to delivery of environmental policy
  2. A central role for the state
  3. Increased support for innovation and research and development
  4. Ensuring we have the necessary skills

The time for a Green New Deal has come.

This is part of the call for it to happen, now.