During Bill Gates' visit, Sunak said that green startups were "solving net zero challenge."

During Bill Gates’ visit, Sunak said that green startups were “solving net zero challenge.”

Rishi Sunak said green technology innovators he and Bill Gates had met in central London were “solving the challenges of net zero”.

The Prime Minister and the Microsoft co-founder were at Imperial College London to meet with those behind Cleantech for UK, a coalition aiming to open the door to a new generation of green technology start-ups.

The initiative is backed by more than £6 billion of private funding and is supported by Mr Gates’s sustainable energy programme, Breakthrough Energy, and organised by Cleantech Group.

Mr Sunak said the investment would go towards meeting the UK’s target of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as well as creating employment.

Mr Sunak said the visit tied in with his desire to see more innovation in the economy to help spark growth.

It comes after the Prime Minister earlier this month reshaped Whitehall, dismantling the former Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) to create three distinct departments for innovation, energy security, and business.

The Conservative Party leader and the billionaire philanthropist met with three start-up companies on Wednesday, quizzing them on the mechanics of their research and ideas.

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.”

“It’s great to see clean-tech businesses, innovators, and policy makers coming together to advance UK climate leadership.”

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  1. I don’t believe a word Sunak says he’s got that Man Gates here in our Country and that says it all, TROUBLE, What this government are up to will be Tantamount to Murder, People be aware now.

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