Accelerating the clean revolution in Wales

5 December 2012

LONDON: Business leaders and entrepreneurs converged in Wales this morning to identify how to accelerate a low carbon economy in the region. 

The event was organized by The Climate Change Commission for Wales, which celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a call for social enterprises and businesses in Wales to join the Clean Revolution.

According to the Green Alliance's Green Economy: UK Success Story, there are currently more than 40,000* low carbon and environmental jobs in Wales, which supersedes those employed in other sectors such as financial services, transport, and telecoms.

Andrew Thurley, from PricewaterhouseCoopers shared his experiences of international green growth, along with speakers including Peter Davies, Chair of the Climate Change Commission, Graham Edwards, Chair of CBI Wales, and James Price, from the Welsh Government.

Peter Davies, Chair, Climate Change Commission for Wales said: “A low carbon economy provides a significant opportunity for Wales to generate sustainable economic growth while tackling the significant challenges of climate change. Wales has made steady progress so far but if we want to be green market leaders there is a lot of work to be done. We need to ensure that strong leadership is in place, along with the policies to increase investment.”

“A Clean Revolution for Wales will set out the interventions needed, enhance consensus amongst business and political leaders, along with planning the steps to a low carbon Welsh economy.”

The Welsh Assembly Government is a member of The Climate Group. Read more about their work towards a clean revolution here.

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