The UK has “all the ingredients” needed to become a world leader in net zero.
That’s the opinion of billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, who recently met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at a climate summit held at Imperial College London.
Mr Gates said: “The UK has all the ingredients to become a major player in the global push to build a net zero emissions future, including world-class research facilities and forward-looking investors.”
The PM explained: “Investing in renewables and clean tech is one of the best ways to strengthen our energy security, create better-paid jobs and grow the economy.”
The summit was being held to inaugurate Cleantech for UK – a £6 billion trade coalition focussed on investment into innovative green British companies.
Mr Gates is backing the partnership through his firm Breakthrough Energy.
“A new generation of talented British businesses can be confident that they have the backing they need to unlock green solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face. This shines a light on the strength of UK innovation – and our ability to find new ways of doing things to drive economic, social and environmental progress,” Mr Sunak added.