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Technology and Innovation Political Roundup - Christmas 2020 #1

This week: #Industry4point0 #digital #climatechange #netzero2050 #nuclearenergy #SizewellC #alternativeenergy #sustainability #environment #greenjobs #vaccination #innovation #technology #research #economy


Never stand still: A farewell message from Dr. Ian Campbell – Innovate UK blog


Agile Nations Charter – Newly published policy paper

Excerpt:

Technological breakthroughs within and across the digital, biological and physical spheres are heralding a Fourth Industrial Revolution, powering a wave of innovation and entrepreneurship. A more agile approach to rulemaking is needed to unlock the potential of innovation and shape it in a way that protects citizens and reflects their values. International co-operation is important to share knowledge and evidence and avoid unnecessary divergence in rules that inhibits cross-border innovation and hinders joint action to address common risks. Read more.


Summit shows new surge in action and ambition on road to Glasgow Climate Conference – Press release

A boost to momentum toward net-zero emissions as 75 world leaders gather at the Climate Ambition Summit on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Read more about the international commitments, strategies and plans including those from climate vulnerable countries.


Government sets out plans for clean energy system and green jobs boom to build back greener – Press release which also announces negotiations with EDF on Sizewell C

New Energy White Paper outlines how government intends to cut emissions from industry, transport, and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes – equivalent to taking 7.5 million petrol cars off the road permanently – while supporting hundreds of thousands of new green jobs.


How can hydrogen contribute to Net Zero? – Government inquiry

Excerpt:

Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, said: "Hydrogen may have a big role to play in achieving Net Zero. Its potential provides an important opportunity for UK science and industry to develop and apply the technologies that will support its use—from the production of hydrogen without contributing to CO2 emissions to its use across the economy. Our inquiry will establish what needs to be done for the UK to play a leading global role in the development and deployment of hydrogen technologies, making use of our strengths and depth of experience in science, engineering and innovation."


Speeches

Supporting countries on the frontline of climate change

COP26 President Alok Sharma at 'Kainaki II to COP 26' - the Pacific Islands Forum high-level roundtable on urgent climate action.


Science Minister at the Universities UK Research and Innovation Conference

Amanda Solloway speaks about the government’s ambition for research and innovation, and progress on developing the R&D Places Strategy.


Latest Research Briefings

UK Vaccination Policy


Useful links

UKRI

Innovate UK

Knowledge Transfer Network

The House – Parliamentary magazine


Weekly updates from Catherine Condie Associates in association with AIRTO, perfect for companies who like to see a snapshot of government and public funding press releases covering #technology and #innovation.


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