The North East England Nature Partnership believes a successful and sustainable economy can be achieved at the same time as protecting and enhancing our natural environment. The natural environment is vital to the economic success of the region, providing resources and playing a pivotal role in attracting investment and in retaining it once here. To maximise this influential role, the natural environment needs to be an integral component of regional economic strategy, influencing every business sector not just those that conventionally take place in the natural environment, such as farming, fishing and tourism.
Our Economy with Ecology aim
Achieve economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and intergenerationally fair by demonstrating the value of the natural environment as an employer, wealth creator and an attraction to investors.
- Actively engage local organsiations to contribute to environmental growth and to reduce their resource use and the impact of business activities on the environment.
- Sustainably develop the region’s economic strength of natural assets – wood, water and the landscapes that attract tourism.
- Become one of the first regions to adopt Natural Capital accounting to support regional strategies, growth and risk scenarios
The Green Economy of North East England – GENEE
The green economy is already delivering investment to the North East England, and there are vast opportunities for the region to build on this success, boosting the economy further and providing leadership for the rest of the UK.
Our future economic opportunities
North East England is home to enterprising companies across the spectrum of businesses, from start ups to multinationals, who are working to deliver a greener economy. According to figures from the Confederation of British Industry, by 2020, the number of green jobs in the UK is predicted to increase by up to 1.4m with the green economy expected to roughly halve the UK’s trade deficit. The North East of England has to be ready to claim more than its fair share of these jobs. A green economy brings with it new employment opportunities. It will bring about significant change in existing sectors and will result in the creation of all kinds of careers that do not currently exist.
‘The economy is entirely owned subsidiary of the environment`.
The bioeconomy is made up of those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea to produce food, materials and energy. Using resources such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms we can replace oil and coal, the use of which we now know is causing climate change. At a European level the bioeconomy is being hailed as the next wave of our economic development and should provide major opportunities for innovation, jobs and growth to help re-industrialise Europe.
If the bioeconomy can re-industrialise Europe surely it can help re-industrialise the North East? If the bioeconomy is predicted to create 700,000 new jobs across Europe, then 70,000 of these could be in the UK and 7,000 of these in the North East should be possible.
Employment Opportunities for GENEE
|Green Engineers||Energy efficient vehicles|
|Mass transit design & mgmt||Water and Carbon Footprint Managers|
|Natural Capital Accountants and specialists||Bioeconomy|
|Landfill Miners||SMART travel coordinators|
|Circular Economy specialists||Sustainable construction|
|Carbon Trading Specialists||Engineered timber|
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