The UK is rolling ever closer to the referendum on June 23, a vote that will decide whether we leave or remain in the European Union.
This means there has never been a better time to discuss, in a European context, the importance of investing for a greener future.
Cue the 2016 edition of Green Week, which takes places next week from Monday, May 30, to Friday, June 3.
The biggest annual occasion to debate and discuss European environment policy, this will provide a fantastic insight into what the EU does – and can do – regarding “green activity”.
It will also set out a series of aspirations and objectives from a green point of view in all environments, including new build developments.
Naturally, we’re looking forward to playing our part in Green Week 2016.
The stakes have never been higher. Investing in a greener future is paramount for protecting our planet.
This is about the air we breathe, the water we drink and the biodiversity we need to make our environments thrive.
Green investment is also vital for creating sustainable jobs.
The aim of Green Week 2016 is not to set out stringent laws, however; rather it is about trying to benchmark where we are, while looking at how to make things better for future generations.
As the many different features of green investment are discussed throughout the week, we will be reporting on the highlights from events and activities taking place across Europe.
Starting on Monday next week, every day we will focus on how we can work together to ensure a greener future for not only our generation but many generations to come.
We look forward to bringing you all the news and views – don’t miss our first post on Monday.
Alex Middleton, Chief Executive, Greenbelt