A critical step in this process will be ensuring the recovery plans acknowledge the need to increase our resilience to future threats to growth and investment: climate change being one major threat.
The Labour party has recently called upon the UK government to implement ‘the most ambitious green recovery programme in the world’ in response to COVID-19. By taking such an approach, green jobs will be provided across the UK, and across sectors in industries from energy efficiency to carbon capture and storage, tying right into the government’s own levelling up agenda. Investment in the low-carbon economy has the double benefit of protecting the environment whilst boosting the economy and encouraging spending.
The CBI has recently called upon the UK government to put employment and skills at the heart of the economic recovery, in addition to ensuring low-carbon, emissions reducing projects are deployed to help recover from the pandemic.
In light of this consistency in