Blog: Sir John Peace speaking in Midlands Matters, Edition 15

Date posted: June 15, 2021
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In this latest edition of Midlands Matters, the partnership newsletter of the Midlands Engine, our chairman Sir John Peace discusses the consultation draft of the Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine and how our partners can shape the future document.

Welcome to Issue 15 of Midlands Matters, our Partnership newsletter, which gives me an important opportunity to focus on one of the most urgent issues facing our society – climate change.

The Government’s recent Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution sets out the nation’s approach to build back better, support green jobs and accelerate our path to net zero.

Over the last 18 months, over two hundred partner organisations and many more regional leaders have informed the development of the consultation draft of our own Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine.

I would like to thank everyone – from key business leaders and academics to local government leaders and enviro-specialists – who has contributed their time and expertise.

Together, we are setting out how we can drive collective action today to safeguard the environment for future generations – and how we will capitalise on the wealth of economic opportunities presented by the shift to low carbon.

It gives me great pleasure to now invite all our regional partners to offer further insights as we work towards finalising our Ten Point Plan for Green Growth.

We are developing our plan in collaboration and we will implement it in collaboration, because together we are greater than the sum of our parts – a powerful partnership force able to harness each other’s expertise and strengths as we galvanise our efforts at pace to shape our green future.

The Midlands is already leading the national Green Growth agenda. Now is the time to act, accelerate and achieve even more … together.

For the latest on our region, subscribe to Midlands Matters, the official newsletter of the Midlands Engine.
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