The announcement by President Donald Trump to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Deal is a temporary setback for international climate diplomacy but it won’t derail the growth of the low carbon economy in the US or globally, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group.
The Scottish energy sector is poised to undergo a transformation that could, if fully realised, see it at the forefront of the global market for low carbon goods and services, which is already worth over $5.5 trillion, says Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group.
The new government will need an ambitious and stable low carbon policy to bolster UK competitiveness and deliver export opportunities, argues Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group.
With just over a week having passed since the Prime Minister’s announcement of a snap election, those interested in politics and policy are eagerly awaiting the release of party manifestos. Whilst low carbon and environmental policies are not expected to feature heavily, there is popular support for strong action in this area, says Sarah Williams of the Aldersgate Group.
Fulfilling the ambitions of the UK's environmental objectives will require significant investment in green infrastructure over the next decade. However, private finance is not currently being invested at the scale or speed required. Alex White introduces a one-year project considering how to increase this investment.
At a time when climate policies are often presented as a drag on economic growth, a recent report from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change shows that moving to a competitive low carbon economy can be done affordably, says Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group.
Projects in the UK's National Infrastructure pipeline must embrace circular economy to maintain its position as a competitive and world-leading industry, argued David Symons, Director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The UK may be leaving the EU but we must keep pace with the rest of Europe in forging a more circular economy, argues Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group.