The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has announced its initial overview of a Ten Point Plan for Building Back Greener in the Solent, setting out priority areas of opportunity to take the Solent to Net Zero by 2050.
Playing a leading role in helping to deliver the Government's Net Zero Strategy announced this week with ambitions to position the UK as a global leader in green technologies, the Plan highlights the innovation capabilities, track record and enterprise in the region that will drive a Green Industrial Revolution in the Solent.
Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chief Executive of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "The Solent's unrivalled natural assets and business sector strengths are already being harnessed to reduce carbon emissions in key business sectors; and local authorities within the Solent are committed to implementing new approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
"We've established the Solent Net Zero Commission, with representatives from across the private, public and academic community to work collectively to turn this framework into an exciting reality. Achieving Net Zero will need all of us pulling in the same direction, harnessing the determination and ambition we have here in the Solent.
"Our emerging Solent 2050 Economic Strategy provides an overarching framework for pioneering approaches to climate change, adaptation and decarbonisation, and, by working with partners across our region, the Ten Point Plan for Building Back Greener in the Solent will detail how our collective ambitions for strong clean growth will be realised."
The Ten Point Green Plan for Building Back Greener in the Solent builds on the ambitions of Solent Freeport with its focus on clean growth, green skills and jobs, and also wider activities that will support the Solent’s coastal communities and complement the national levelling up agenda.
The Solent LEP's developing Ten Point Green Plan was launched to Solent businesses and industry representatives at Venturefest South, as part of Maritime UK Solent's Navigating to Net Zero Summit. The Summit brought together key partners from across our world-leading maritime cluster, to focus on clean maritime innovation.