LONDON, October 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Britain's plan for a "green industrial revolution " has already attracted billions of pounds in investment, the government said Thursday ahead of an investment summit in London which will bring together some of the world's most powerful financiers.
Government data showed the investment was £ 5.85 billion ($ 8.01 billion) had been delivered or committed since November 2020, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a 10-point plan to prioritize green technologies and climate goals in Britain's economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The plan targets £ 42 billion in private investment by 2030 in energy, buildings, transport, innovation and the natural environment, as well as the creation of 250,000 "green jobs ".
La Grande- Brittany is keen to promote its green credentials before hosting the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow next month, where it will attempt to negotiate a complex international agreement to block rising global temperatures.
The government also wants to attract funding that will help it gain an advantage in the developed world race to take advantage of the demand for better green technologies and for highly skilled and highly paid jobs that should follow.
With that in mind, Johnson will welcome top bankers next Tuesday, including JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) CEO Jamie Dimon and Blackrock (BLK.N) CEO Larry Fink at an investment summit in London.
The event, attended by ministers, heads of industry and members of the British Royal Family, is designed to raise funding for projects to help Britain meet its climate goals and regenerate the country's struggling post-industrial areas left behind. by decades of economic focus on the service sector.
($ 1 = 0.7307 pounds) Report by William James; Edited by Jan Harvey
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