Net-Zero North


The British economy is at a critical juncture. Its future success depends on overcoming two major, interrelated problems – long-term structural weaknesses in investment, productivity and trade, and the need to decarbonise. In this context, the north of England faces a particular challenge. The North’s economy is more carbon intensive than the English average, and its many carbon-intensive industries face a challenging transition. It is also suffering from a lack of investment relative to other regions, particularly London. However, the North has a large economic potential, more of which could be unlocked from directed investment, and is already realising many of the opportunities of decarbonisation, with a vibrant low-carbon goods and services sector and nearly half of England’s renewables generation.

Read Full Report

Explore our reports

  • Reset
Advanced search

Related Events

Mon

30

May

What should the government learn from hosting COP26?

This event, hosted by UK think tank the IfG, discusses what lessons the government should take from the experience of hosting…

More Info