The UK has withdrawn nearly six million pounds (about 6.9 million euros) in green investment as part of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to push for a green industrial revolution, the government reported.
In a statement released this Thursday, the Executive pointed out that recent data show that, aided by these investments, the country has been able to create, since the end of 2020, 56,000 high-quality jobs in sectors that respect the environment.
According to the note, this investment is part of the head of the Conservative Government’s ambition to make the UK a world leader in green technology and finance.
By the end of 2020, Johnson has pledged to support sectors such as wind and nuclear to produce clean energy, as well as the creation of electric cars or building more space for walking or cycling.
The government is releasing this information in preparation for an investment meeting to be held next week in London, which will attract entrepreneurs from various sectors.
Executives consider that private investment in clean technology is an important strategy for reducing pollution emissions in the next decade.
“These new figures are further proof that going green means creating high quality jobs across the UK. We are at the forefront of seizing this new opportunity,” the prime minister said in the note.
Similarly, the Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, pointed out that the country is “one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world.”
“Investment in new technologies and green innovation will also be vital as we move towards zero emissions,” he added.
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