The UK is the first developed economy to legislate for net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We have world-leading capabilities from environmental design, engineering and consultancy services. We’re also pioneering clean growth initiatives and technologies at the heart of the global transition to cleaner transport, such as electric vehicle battery production.
Research and innovation
The UK is dedicated to innovative research and development. We’re home to Europe’s largest centre for advanced materials research and continually increasing our funding in R&D across clean growth sectors.
The UK is quickly evolving – from the creation of ingenious digital smart packaging to fuel efficient transport systems. The possibilities for innovation are endless with opportunities for investment across all sectors.
The Prime Minister has set out his ambitious and innovative Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, the plan will mobilise £12 billion of government investment into clean growth initiatives across the majority of UK industries to benefit international businesses.
The UK is a world leader in energy decarbonisation with 51.6% of our electricity coming from low carbon sources in 2019. Bioenergy and new capacity in wind, solar and hydro power make us an ideal place for long term investment.
Accelerating green transport
We’re continuing to revolutionise the development of batteries for electric vehicles with The Faraday Battery Challenge. This is a £317.75 million investment to support clean, green transport. The UK is also establishing the roll-out of a fast-charging network alongside additional electric vehicle grants.