Green Infrastructure Week 25-29 April 2022

February 28, 2022

The UK now has an official national awareness week for Green Infrastructure. The inaugural Green Infrastructure Week is taking place between the 25/29 April 2022 and will continue annually. It is supported by dozens of associations.

Green Infrastructure Week highlights the British technologies that will be used to deliver the biggest gains in our transition to net zero. Delivering insight and commentary for the whole ecosystem of people and

Why is Green Infrastructure Week important?

The Green Industrial Revolution underpinned by the Ten Point Plan will mobilise £12bn of government funding and require £36bn of private investment to deliver. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also said “We will turn the UK into the world’s number one centre for green technology and finance, laying the foundations for decades of economic growth.”

Green Infrastructure Week is aligned with the government’s position and will highlight both our world-class skills and services in research, science & engineering, and recognise the technologies already moving at pace.

Our challenge is to not only deliver green infrastructure in the UK to reach net zero, but to sell on the international stage to drive our economy and global decarbonisation – in a global market anticipated to be worth several hundred billion pounds by 2050.

Society needs net zero and green infrastructure will deliver it

Net zero is fast becoming the world’s best answer to stopping climate change. The UK became the world’s first major economy to pass laws to end our contribution to climate change, committing the nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

Other governments have followed including Japan and Canada, plus the full 27 countries of the EU. Governments with proposed legislation include South Korea and Chile, whilst 37 other governments have a policy document that should lead to proposed legislation – this list includes the USA, China and Brazil.

Net zero looks set to be adopted as the best strategy to protect us and the natural world from rising global temperatures by over 150 nations within the next few years with the vast majority aiming for 2050.