Green Economy Pathfinder

green economy thermal imageWhy do we need a green economy?

With the global population heading towards nine billion and consumption at around three times the planet’s resources, a commitment to sustainable living and the transition to a lower-carbon economy has, for some years, been a global concern and a priority for many.

East Anglia is the driest, lowest-lying part of the UK, with around 30 per cent of land below sea level. We have an extensive coastline which is vulnerable to rising sea levels and the fastest growing population in the country.

This means we are literally on the front line, and will be among the first to feel the impacts of climate change. So developing a low carbon sustainable economy is essential if we are to live within our resources and continue to make this a great place to live and work, and of course to developing an economy that can compete and win in the global marketplace.

So how can businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk benefit from the Green Economy Pathfinder (GEP) and exploit the UK share of this £3.2 trillion global market?

Our aim is to help to promote successful businesses which offer services or products that contribute to a green economy, and to showcase them as examples of best business practice. We also work with struggling businesses to help them source business support, funding and advice, and to help them to be more successful in the green economy.

You can read the New Anglia Green Economy Manifesto for 2012-2015 by clicking here.

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New Anglia is also supporting the SAFE-ICE project – this is a cluster, led by Hastings Borough Council, that brings together ten Interreg IVA 2 Seas Projects who are all working in the low carbon economy.  Click on the arrow to find out more.


Links to:
Wild Anglia
How the Green Economy Pathfinder was Developed
The Green Economy Pathfinder Successes

For further information please contact Iain Dunnett, Stakeholder Manager by emailing or telephone 07780 434930.

The UK is the world’s 6th largest low carbon economy: worth over £122 billion and forecast to grow by over 5% per annum to 2015.

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