UK appoints Net Zero Business Champion

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has appointed a new Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith MP, to assist the UK’s business community as the UK looks to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Andrew Griffith is the Member of Parliament for Arundel and South Downs since the 2019 general election. Shortly after his appointment, Griffith was announced as a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee and now takes up the role of the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion having spent most of his career in business.

His appointment comes after Boris Johnson announced a new ‘green industrial revolution’ this November.

Griffith’s role will centre around assisting UK businesses to make plans for net zero by 2050. He will work closely with Business Secretary Alok Sharma to support as many UK businesses as possible to commit to net zero targets.

Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 President Alok Sharma said: “I am very pleased to welcome Andrew Griffith today as our UK Net Zero Business Champion. His wealth of experience in business will be invaluable in supporting companies to embrace the opportunities of the green industrial revolution.

I look forward to working with Andrew in our efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic.”

You can learn more about this appointment on the government’s press release.