UK’s Net-Zero Strategy Must Deliver More Help for Switch to Green Manufacturing

Nielsen, Beverley (2021) UK’s Net-Zero Strategy Must Deliver More Help for Switch to Green Manufacturing. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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With manufacturing accounting for 16% of the Midlands economy, production-related output accounts for a third of output and distribution activities a further 23% of economic value. Over half our economy, a total of 56%, is closely linked to our productive strengths in the Midlands and with UK manufacturing accounting for 13% of greenhouse gas emissions, the transition to net-zero production is a crucial challenge and one that I’ve found manufacturers are eager to tackle. It’s a strongly held view that many new business opportunities are opening up, but most manufacturers appear to be only moderately able to take advantage of these, primarily due to a lack of funding for transition, noted in recent surveys as the primary barrier to green growth.

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13 December 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 17:00
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 17:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12703

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