Green GB Week – Day 2 (16 October 2018)

Today (16 October 2018) is Day 2 of the first Green GB Week marking the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act 2008.

Green GB Week is an opportunity to bring the whole country together to celebrate UK leadership and look forward to the next ten years, where we can seize the opportunities of clean growth.

It has been conceived as a series of week-long events and activity bringing together businesses, schools, colleges, universities, community groups, and charities to explore how clean growth will change our futures and others can contribute to action on climate change.

The intention is for Green GB Week to promote the scale of the opportunities to reduce emissions, grow the low carbon economy and create a better environment.

Day 2 (16 October 2018) looks at the deployment of technologies of the future & how these can drive clean growth for the country through innovation ensuring that the economy can grow while reducing greenhouse gas emissions leading to a low carbon economy.

Innovation will be important in drive towards this Clean Growth & Low Carbon future.

Here are two facts about the UK leadership on innovation in climate change:

  1. Electric vehicle (EV) battery pack costs have fallen by 70% since 2010 through pioneering work in UK Universities, Businesses and collaboration with international companies.
  2. A London School of Economics study: Climate change policy, innovation and growth showed that public policies are a crucial driver for the adoption of low-carbon technologies. The UK’s contribution to the Climate Change Act and Paris Agreement are important as well as new frameworks, such as the proposed Environment Act in a post-Brexit UK.

Take time to visit the Green GB Week website & consider how you can contribute the week’s activities and beyond.


  1. Review the content of the Green GB website in the context of your views on the UK’s technology leadership role & opportunities for clean growth promoted through innovation.
  2. Consider any activities, such as social media, that can spread the message of a celebration of technology and innovation leadership on climate action & explaining the latest science on climate – Leave a comment in this post .
  3. Consider the theme for Day 3 (17 October 2018) covering financing the low carbon economy.
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