Thursday, February 17, 2011

Steering Towards a Greener Economy

Government establishes new forum to drive green economy

16 February 2011 - A new forum for steering the UK towards a greener economy had its first meeting today (February 16) in London.

Chaired by business secretary, Vince Cable, the Green Economy Council aims to focus industries on how it can work with government to support the transition to a green, low carbon economy.

The first meeting's agenda covered the green economy roadmap, the Government's long term strategy on climate change and the environment, which is being developed by all three departments and will be published in the spring.

Mr Cable said the council was 'uniquely' positioned to bring together ministers from three key departments - the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Alongside the Government's department industry leading firms including IBM, Centrica and John Lewis also took part in the meeting. {continued}

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