Policy paper

Enabling the transition to a green economy

Advice for businesses on what government is doing to create opportunities and limit costs as it moves towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Enabling the transtion to a green economy

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This policy paper explains government plans to strengthen the green economy, which involves:

  • growing sustainably, while reducing emissions
  • using natural resources effectively
  • becoming more resilient
  • exploiting comparative advantages

It also explains why the UK economy will benefit from moving to a greener footing.

Published 9 August 2011