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Midlands Engine roundtable report – building back a stronger, better and greener Midlands

23 September 2020

Midlands Engine 

In conjunction with the Midlands Engine, we connected leading businesses at a roundtable event to discuss the issues surrounding the Midlands, and how we can best kick start a green, economic and strong recovery.

Green recovery means more than clean tech. It’s more diverse than energy solutions - broader in spectrum than decarbonisation. Green recovery means designing in sustainable growth, putting in place truly enabling policies which safeguard resources and grow, not diminish, opportunities for today’s and tomorrow’s communities.

Committing to Green Recovery means taking active steps now to deliver sustainable growth. It will unleash the potential of powerful partnerships already in place in the Midlands Engine, across the fields of cutting-edge research, technology development, sector leadership and business innovation - capitalising on proven Midlands Engine strengths which impact at a national level.

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Download the overview



Watch the video below for the key highlights from the report:

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We must be ready, with bold and ambitious plans, if we are to drive forward recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. As we do so, I recognise that the UK has both a challenge of scale and an opportunity to capitalise on and to re-consider what Britain needs, to build our region’s economy back stronger, better and greener. 

Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine

The report focuses on 4 key areas:

  • Energy Generation and Storage
    To serve the UK’s power needs, accelerated and scaled up investment is needed in a broad range of energy technologies.
  • Transport Innovation
    Multiple alternative fuel sources need to be developed in tandem in order to reduce CO2 emissions as quickly and cost effectively as possible, for as many consumers as possible.
  • Digital Connectivity to power Growth
    The shifts in ways of working forced by the Covid-19 pandemic have powerfully highlighted the environmental gain from enhanced digital connectivity, and underlined the need for targeted, accelerated investment.
  • Skills for business
    Successful Green Recovery means a step change in the capacity and skills of the low-carbon workforce.

This is the first in a series of reports by Midlands Engine focusing on key topics for the region. This is just the start of the conversation and one which we are proud to be a part of. Following the roundtable and production of the report, we produced a short overview which highlights the key facts from the report. Click here to download the report overview >

For more information contact Peter Ware.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

Peter Ware

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