The Prime Minister explained how life could change in the UK by stating “Imagine how our Green Industrial Revolution could transform life across our United Kingdom. You cook your breakfast using hydrogen power before getting in your electric car, having charged it overnight from batteries made in the Midlands. Around you the air is cleaner, and the trucks and trains, ships and planes are running on hydrogen or a synthetic fuel. British towns and regions — Teesside, Port Talbot, Merseyside and Mansfield — have become synonymous with green technology and the jobs they bring. This is where Britain’s ability to make hydrogen and capture carbon pioneered the decarbonisation of transport, industry and power.”
The Ten Point Plan mobilises £12 billion of government investment, supported by up to three times as much from the private sector, to create and support up to 250,000 green jobs. This will turn the UK into the world’s number one centre for green technology and provide finance to fuel vast future economic growth. The aim is that carbon emissions will be absorbed by planting 30,000 hectares of trees a year by 2025.
The government’s Ten Point Plan covers the following areas:
The UK government will host the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow later this year and will drive ahead with their ambitious plan to become a net-zero contributor to climate change before the target date of 2050.
The UK is leading the way in achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and it will be urging others to follow. 'Green' and growth will go hand-in-hand as the UK works to overcome the environmental threat to our planet, while creating a comprehensive numbers of jobs through innovation.