Manifesto to place the green economy at heart of business

 

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is leading the UK’s transition to a green economy.

On Monday 11th June New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership will present its Green Economy Pathfinder Manifesto to Government at a reception in the Houses of Parliament. 

Attendees will include business leaders, representatives from Government departments, environmental organisations, local authorities and community groups.

The Manifesto, called ‘Leading the Way’, sets out the barriers and opportunities for sustainable economic growth, goals and aspirations and features case studies of business and organisations which are leading the way in developing the green economy. 

The Manifesto represents the opportunity to embed good practices in the region’s green economy, across businesses and organisations, locally.

New Anglia helps to grow jobs and remove the barriers to business growth in Suffolk and Norfolk.  It is committed to leading the transition towards a green economy, delivering benefits across the region and nationally.

International best practice highlighted by the Manifesto ranges from cutting edge research on the Norwich Research Park to eco-building techniques being pioneered in housing developments across Suffolk and Norfolk.

The Government invited New Anglia to take the lead on the development of the green economy last November and report back with recommendations on how the UK can seize the opportunities presented by the green economy.

Andy Wood, Chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Chief Executive of Adnams plc said: “The New Anglia area has a wide range of energy resources, which is why we are ideally placed to lead the growth of the green economy. 

“New Anglia is committed to building the green economy in a sustainable way and to share our knowledge and expertise across the UK. 

“There will be a 45% projected growth in the low carbon and environmental market by 2012/15 and we want to place the green economy at right at the heart of business success - because it makes good business sense.”

Mark Pendlington, the Director, Anglian Water Group, chairs New Anglia’s Green Economy Pathfinder Board.

“New Anglia has brought together a group of talented people with specialist expertise to develop the Green Economy Pathfinder Manifesto”, said Mr Pendlington.

“As part of the Manifesto we have featured case studies of some innovative organisations which are at the cutting edge of developing services and products which will drive forward the green economy.

“The Manifesto provides a route map for all businesses large and small to seize the exciting opportunities of green growth.  This will create and secure jobs and help our goods and services to compete and win the global marketplace.  It’s a route to economic recovery, and we want businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk to be leading the way – by example.” 

The Manifesto will be published on the afternoon of Monday 11th June on the website www.newanglia.co.uk.

 

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