BORIS Johnson can create a staggering 1.7MILLION new jobs in his green revolution, experts have revealed.
Half the new eco jobs can go to the North and the Midlands if the PM gets it right, number crunchers at the Onward think-tank, reckon.
They called on the PM to harness the success of the vaccine rollout by establishing a new Net Zero Delivery Taskforce who would oversee major government trials of green tech and drive the economic recovery.
If the PM takes the right steps the new demand for renewable energy and low-carbon tech will deliver huge amounts of new jobs, they say in a new report on “greening the giants”.
They predicted that the PM won’t deliver on his key promise to slash emissions to zero by 2050 without taking radical action to clean up 12 of Britain’s most dirty industries.
The “carbon giant” sectors, which include aviation, agriculture, manufacturing and consultation, pump out nearly two thirds of UK carbon emissions.
Switching them to go green will have a huge impact on the economy – as they add up to nearly a quarter of the entire UK output.
And many of the jobs are in the North too, meaning the Tories Red Wall seats could be at risk if things go wrong.
Ex-MPs including Dame Caroline Spelman, Caroline Flint and Ruth Edwards put forward a string of recommendations to the Government to make sure they get it right.
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But more jobs can be created in low-emission energy and electric vehicles as Britain revamps its homes and buildings to reach green goals, the experts say.
In total, it could generate over £330 billion in additional economic value by 2030.
Ted Christie-Miller, report co-author, said last night: “We need to green the giants of industry through smart regulation and bold industrial strategy, using the energy around COP26 and the recovery from the pandemic to drive a net zero agenda over the next decade that is as ambitious as the pandemic response has been over the past year.”
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