Using data to help Kent identify business opportunities and threats in the low carbon economy

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Using data to help Kent identify business opportunities and threats in the low carbon economy

Kent County Council is one of 9 partners participating in an Interreg IV A 2 Seas-funded project called Fusion which aims to grow the economy of the 2 Seas region through ‘eco-innovation’, without increasing the ecological footprint of the region. As part of the project Kent County Council will support the development of new sustainable business models in Kent and the expansion of the low carbon, environmental technologies sector through developing effective policies and strategies and targeted business support packages.

One of the ways we will achieve this is by using data and establishing:

1. What environmental data is currently available nationally and locally (including greenhouse gas data, air quality data, demographic data, flood risk zones, utilities data);
2. Who holds the data;
3. What format the data is in, and finally;
4. How the data can be used to identify business opportunities and/or threats in the low carbon market.

By building up an evidence base, Kent County Council can begin to determine how best to support businesses to take advantage of the opportunities a low carbon market can provide and adapt to any threats. This will enable tailored support packages to be developed along with effective policies and strategies.

For more information on the Fusion project, please contact Jennie Colville at jennie.colville@kent.gov.uk.

 


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