Business secretary to address event designed to build green industrial strategy


Vince Cable is the keynote speaker at the TUC’s Green is Good for Growth conference later this month.

The Business Secretary has signalled a new commitment to developing industry policy, saying he understands that to generate growth and drive up living standards, there is a lot more that government can do than simply getting out of the way.

TUC general secretary designate Frances O’Grady, who is also speaking at the event in London on October 23rd, said: “This conference is about building a green industrial strategy that puts Britain back to work. Because no one has a greater interest in the future success of the workplace than those whose livelihoods depend on it.

“The event will help the TUC to establish a new, green industrial policy for the UK. It’s about investing in new jobs and skills for a greener, low carbon future. The conference is free, and is open to trade union reps, employers, policymakers and community organisations concerned about the massive challenge of climate change and its implications for the world of work.”

Panel debates between business, trade unions, campaigners and politicians will be accompanied by expert-led workshops on key strategic issues in green economic policy:

·        Meeting the green investment challenge: How much green investment do we need by 2020, and how can we get there?

·        Building low carbon energy intensive industries: How do we develop and grow the world’s most efficient energy intensive industries?

·        Skills for a low carbon future: Where are our green skills gaps, and what should we do about it?

·        Debating a green economic future: How can industrial policy help deliver green growth?

Registration and further details here.



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