From jamie goodwin | Monday 19 October 2020
Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, says iInvesting in sustainable energies in the Humber is critical to spearheading north's green recovery.
The Humber has a unique opportunity to proposer from a green energy revolution by unlocking significant investment and creating thousands of skilled jobs, a prominent business leader has said ahead of an innovative climate change summit.
The Waterline Summit 2020 launches today, bringing together businesses, community groups, colleges and schools to position the region at the forefront of the global transition to a zero-carbon future.
The week-long event will highlight how climate change is a significant threat to the Humber, as a waterfront region, but is also its greatest opportunity because it can build on its strong industrial base and existing credentials to attract investment and create jobs in a green growth economy.
Marketing Humber is staging the free event online, due to Covid-19 restrictions, and registration is open throughout the whole week. The immersive digital summit will feature leading names from the fields of media, business and finance, as well as sustainability experts.
Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, said: “Investing in sustainable energies in the Humber is critical to spearheading a green recovery here in the North.
“As well as bringing us closer to net zero, we can reskill and retrain thousands of workers into more secure, better-paid, skilled jobs in these sectors.
“The successful Siemens factory in Hull serves as a prime example of how the North can play a leading role in a green energy revolution for years to come.
“As well as building dramatically more offshore wind turbines, we need to recognise the importance of wider decarbonisation developments such as hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.”
Chaired by former Chancellor George Osborne, the business-led Northern Powerhouse Partnership influences policy and encourages private and public sector leaders and organisations to work together to drive investment and prosperity across the North.
Held in partnership with the University of Hull and Yorkshire Water, The Waterline Summit will build on the growing momentum across the estuary to embrace pioneering technologies, attract investment and create jobs in a green economy.
Find more information about the event here.