The low carbon sector is currently of key importance to the national economy. In 2011, the low-carbon sector accounted for a third of the total economic growth in the UK and overall it accounts for nearly 10% of economic activity. With almost 940,000 people now employed in the low-carbon sector, the industry is of greater national significance, in terms of employment, than the automotive or communications sectors.
Many Local Authorities and LEPs are positioning themselves to become the home for such future “green collar” jobs and businesses. This event will bring together leading experts from across the UK to share their experiences as to how to grow a local low carbon employment sector.
Topics to be examined at the Conference include;
- Growing a local area based Cleantech cluster
- The role of LEPs in developing a low carbon economy
- Creating and funding a low carbon investment strategy
- Effective business and incubation support for “enviro-enterpreneurs”
- The emerging low carbon Vehicle technology sector and its supply chain opportunities
- Inward investment Business Case studies – critical success factors
- Municipal Energy Companies – using the local ownership of energy supply to create employment
- Low carbon training and skills development
- Launch of the D2N2 LEP low carbon plan
Posted on 11 October 2013