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AG Growth Statement: the green economy will drive jobs and investment

3rd November 2011

The Aldersgate Group (AG) today launched a Growth Statement at Parliament, calling for the Chancellor’s Autumn Financial Statement to remove barriers to growth and shift the economy to a more resilient and resource-efficient path.

Peter Young, Chairman of the AG, said: "There is an urgent need for the Government to reassure markets of its commitment to decarbonising the UK economy to meet our long term carbon budgets, and to provide an investment-ready path for sustained growth. The current international uncertainties underline the need for the Treasury’s Autumn Statement to support the Government’s green goals, which are vital for investment and jobs. Funds and companies will be attracted to the UK as a global leader in delivering a high tech resource efficient society.”

To read the coverage of this in the Guardian, please click here.