Last week, Boris Johnson fired the starting pistol on the UK’s sprint to net zero. Huge spending commitments for wind power and pledges to back science and innovation to deliver a green recovery for Britain backed up a bold idea — that UK tech has a truly central role to play in halting climate change.

The coronavirus, the most urgent issue currently facing the UK, demonstrates just what a catastrophic impact global crises can have on our local communities. The other global storm picking up strength is climate change. Yet, as the virus disrupts ‘normal life’ we are presented with an opening — to take on the climate emergency.

A “green recovery” presents exciting opportunities for new technologies and the jobs they create.