Young people and the low carbon transition


Young people’s futures, including students’, depend upon a low carbon transition. The low carbon economy is not only likely to provide diverse and fruitful employment opportunities – it has to, argues Rob Young, Vice President for Society and Citizenship at the National Union of Students.

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Posted by Rob Young on 15th August 2017

The Natural Capital Protocol: one year later


We know that the implementation of the Protocol is still in relative infancy, but the momentum behind it has been considerable, and in its first year, already it has become the standard approach for businesses looking to understand their impacts and dependencies on natural capital, says Mark Gough, Executive Director at the Natural Capital Coalition

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Posted by Mark Gough on 8th August 2017

Scientific research will uncover new insights into offshore wind


In-depth scientific research and monitoring in a real-time environment is recognised as vital to maximising learning opportunities for the offshore wind sector, says Adam Ezzamel, Project Director of the EOWDC for Vattenfall.

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Posted by Adam Ezzamel on 2nd August 2017

Ain’t no rest for the wicked


It's been an eventful first week of Parliament's summer recess, argues Sarah Williams, Public Affairs Manager at the Aldersgate Group. 

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Posted by Sarah Williams on 28th July 2017

M&S Plan A 2025: an all-round approach to sustainable business


Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A) at Marks and Spencer, discusses the ins and outs of M&S' Plan A 2025.

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Posted by Mike Barry on 25th July 2017

The environment and Brexit: to be handled with care


To have world class environmental legislation after Brexit, the UK government will have to preserve the effectiveness of EU-derived laws through its Repeal Bill whilst simultaneously pushing through a bold new environmental policy agenda, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group.

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Posted by Nick Molho on 19th July 2017
First published in: the Economist

The era of the “clean car” is getting closer

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Beyond the growth of renewable technologies in the power sector, significant technological and corporate changes are also afoot in the car industry. If accompanied by innovative and holistic policies, these could make an important dent in road transport emissions, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group.

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Posted by Nick Molho on 11th July 2017
First published in: The Economist

Better disclosure, better returns


Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, argues the Financial Stability Board's climate risk recommendations could inform the UK's mandatory carbon reporting rules. 

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Posted by Alex White on 7th July 2017
First published in: businessGreen