A green Britain has always been part of British culture and the UK is no different.
But now it’s not just about the environment: the UK has also been the leader of a global movement to conserve the planet for future generations.
In an effort to promote a greener future, the government has launched the first ever Green Britain programme, and is hoping that the scheme can be a catalyst for other countries to follow suit.
“It’s the start of something new.
It’s going to give a voice to people who haven’t heard of it before,” said Jenny Rundle, head of sustainability at the British Council.
“It’s something we should be all proud of.
People are talking about it, they’re saying it’s a fantastic idea, and they want to see more of it.”
The programme aims to bring together environmental organisations, businesses and government to develop a programme that will support green growth in the UK.
The UK has long been a leader in the fight to conserve natural resources, and green cities are a big part of that.
But many countries have moved on to a greier economy, and in some cases, have taken on bigger responsibilities.
The Green Britain scheme aims to provide the UK with the resources and support it needs to ensure that it stays on the path to greener cities, and it will also help ensure that the country’s cities remain resilient to climate change.
“There are many things that we want to do, but we also want to be a leader on the environment,” said Caroline Lucas, co-chair of the Green Cities Initiative.
“We’re also an environmental leader.
It will give us the tools to be able to work with the government on that and to ensure our cities are resilient to that.”
The scheme will support a number of green projects across the country, including a pilot scheme that will build a “green corridor” through Manchester to ensure green transport links.
“The Green Britain initiative is part of a wider initiative that will deliver on a range of green infrastructure projects and actions,” said a government spokesperson.
“These include investment in sustainable transport, a green park, a new generation of solar energy and energy storage projects.
Green transport projects are part of our overall transport strategy that includes making a new connection between Manchester and Leeds by linking the Manchester and Birmingham tunnels.”
“The Government will invest £50m in the Manchester-Leeds green corridor, the first such project in the country to have a dedicated green route, as well as £2.4 million to expand a network of high speed railway links between Leeds and Manchester.
The Manchester-Birmingham rail link will also provide access to the green corridor through Manchester city centre.”
These projects will create thousands of jobs and provide the infrastructure for the country as a whole to become greener.
“Green cities are creating jobs and providing new opportunities for businesses,” said Joanna Boulton, director of the Centre for Sustainable Cities at the University of Sheffield.
“As the UK moves into the future, we will need a world-leading global leader in green infrastructure to take us towards a greaper future.”
What does the scheme include?
The Green Cities initiative will look at the UKs green infrastructure from the ground up, looking at the ways the government can work with other countries and develop a “Green Britain” programme.
The government will also use the scheme to support the creation of green jobs, green housing, green buildings and other green initiatives.
The scheme aims for the UK to achieve a goal of having the lowest carbon emissions per capita in the EU by 2030.
This will allow the UK Government to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and by at most 70% by 2050.
The green city concept will also mean that cities can grow, not just survive.
The Government has committed to a Green Cities 2030 that will set out how cities can achieve the same targets as the UK in 2030, including reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2020.
What does it mean for people?
The government has set out a range in the Green Bodies Green Cities Programme, which will include the Green City 2020 scheme and a Green Towns 2025 initiative, which is a set of projects to create “green towns” across the UK and help local communities adapt to the changing climate.
This is a key part of the government’s plan to be more green, with green spaces, green transport and green buildings being key elements.
“There is a huge amount of potential in the green spaces sector and green transport sector and the green infrastructure sector,” said Lucas.
“People want to live in green places.
There is huge potential for the green cities sector to provide that.”
But green spaces are not just for the city.
“When it comes to housing and green space, there is a lot of work to do,” said Boulons.
“A lot of that work has to be done on a community level.
People need to have green spaces that are close to them, and that is not just a matter of green building.