Green GB Week – Day 4 (18 October 2018)

Today (18 October 2018) is Day 4 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 4 (18 October 2018) looks at the opportunities for businesses to apply the principles of clean growth. Businesses should not look at clean growth as a burden but as an opportunity to explore new business models and market opportunities.

Additionally, businesses should consider their actions that can minimise climate change, such as new business policies and procedures, energy reduction programmes & deployment of low carbon innovation.

Here are three facts about the UK leadership on clean growth business opportunities in climate change:

  1. By 2030, the UK’s clean economy has the potential to 4x the rate of GDP growth, support 2 million jobs & generate £170 Billion of annual exports.
  2. There are almost 400,000 jobs in low carbon businesses and their supply chains, which represents a solid and growing foundation of a skilled employment market to drive Clean Growth businesses.
  3. Over 86% of the projected $11.5 trillion investment in global power generation over the next three decades is expected to be in low carbon resources.

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 business opportunities in a clean growth economy & actions that you can take to reduce climate change.
  2. Consider any activities, such as social media, that can spread the message of a celebration of the clean growth opportunities and & actions to reduce climate change.
  3. Consider the theme for Day 5 (19 October 2018) covering climate action
    in communities.
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