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AG welcomes government vision for a green economy

5th August 2011

Commenting on the launch of "Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy", Peter Young, Chairman of the Aldersgate Group and member of the Green Economy Council said: "I have no hesitation in welcoming this suite of reports; the breadth and clarity of government commitment is exactly the kind of coherent policy making we have long argued for. The opportunity for the Green Economy Council to build on the government commitments and the businesses challenges laid out are encouraging for the future competitiveness of the UK.

"However the limp launch and lack of explicit endorsement by Number 10 and 11 is a warning that whilst the report rightly sets out to transform our whole economy, until the whole Government is visibly supporting this aim, the risk remains that more visionary leaders will steal the green economy race from right under our noses."

To see Andrew Raingold (Executive Director)'s article on Guardian Sustainable Business, click here.