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Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Event: May 19, 2021 Location: Online | London

Germany Trade & Invest will be present at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum „Priorities for the UK infrastructure bank - investment focus, powers and responsibilities, and its role in policy ambitions on growth, net-zero and levelling up“. This is a full-scale conference taking place online.

Meet our colleague Marc Lehnfeld from GTAI London.

This conference will discuss the future of UK infrastructure planning and delivery.

It follows the launch of the National Infrastructure Bank, as well as a range of investment and wider measures announced in Budget 2021.

The agenda will bring out latest thinking on the implications of these developments, and on the way forward for addressing key challenges around connectivity, reducing regional inequalities, and protecting the environment.

Areas for discussion include:

  • the UK’s new National Infrastructure Bank - immediate priorities for its design and development, and the scope of its powers and responsibilities
  • regional inequalities - the potential role of the Bank in the Government’s levelling up agenda, and support for regional growth and cross-region strategy and infrastructure development
  • decarbonisation - how the Bank can help in working towards net-zero targets and government policy ambitions for a Green Industrial Revolution

The agenda:

  • Long-term approaches to UK-wide infrastructure development and opportunities for the National Infrastructure Bank to support regional funding and recovery
  • Priorities for Bank design and the potential scope of powers and responsibilities - options for finance and investment models, its role at a national and local level, and learning from examples of best practice
  • Coordinating national infrastructure investment and policy following the UK’s exit from the European Investment Bank and addressing funding shortfalls
  • Growing private sector investment in UK infrastructure and how investor confidence can be improved
  • Leveraging funding and investment for transport infrastructure, including cross-nation connectivity upgrades
  • Regional inequalities, government policy, and investment for growth - the future scope for devolution, cross-region strategy alignment, and designing tailored solutions to social and economic challenges
  • Infrastructure investment and the Government’s aims for a Green Industrial Revolution - key steps for expanding clean energy rollout, new employment opportunities, and regional leadership in green technology
  • Developing and delivering a National Infrastructure Bank to support the UK’s social, environmental and economic goals

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