A few weeks ago, the British Government published its ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution. The United Kingdom pledges to turn the country into the world’s number one hub for green technology and finance. Moreover, it also aims to set up the Net Zero Task Force that will help the UK’s pledge of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It will aim to work on five priority areas: Adaptation and Resilience, Zero Emission Vehicles, Energy Transition, Nature, and Finance.
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, mentions how the government will mobilize an investment of £12 billion that will help create and support up to 250 000 green jobs in the green department (Or 250 000 jobs in the green fields). Johnson mentions how “there will be electric vehicle technicians in the Midlands, construction and installation workers in the North East and Wales, specialists in advanced fuels in the North West, agroforestry practitioners in Scotland, and grid system installers everywhere”. He wants the country to be as green as possible.
The ten point
s plan for the green industrial revolution is listed below:
- Advancing Offshore Wind
- Driving the Growth of Low Carbon Hydrogen
- Delivering New and Advanced Nuclear Power
- Accelerating the Shift to Zero Emission Vehicles
- Green Public Transport, Cycling and Walking
- Jet Zero and Green Ships
- Greener Buildings
- Investing in Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
- Protecting Our Natural Environment
- Green Finance and Innovation
Regarding the current situation with ongoing pandemic, the UK assures its population and the EU that the recovery will be green, create more jobs and to strengthen the economy. It plans on achieving its goals by 2050.
However, England’s Green Party is not a fan of Johnson’s plan. In fact, recently, the English green party has released its own ten points plan that they believe will be more radical and effective. They have a more realistic framework.
The Green Party’s ten points include:
- A Carbon Tax
- Develop Renewables
- Improve Homes
- Sustainable Transport Resolution
- Reduce Emissions from Aviation
- Electrify Industry
- Restore Nature
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Healthier Food
- Universal Supporr
The Green Party recently tweeted how “the climate change demands ambitious solutions, not more than soundbites”. It shows again how their disagreement with Johnson’s plan. Green Party peer and former leader Natalie Bennett told The Independent how the UK is one of the worst states for nature in the world. It hints that Boris Johnson and his government needs to have another look in their plan.