General Election 2017: low carbon and environmental priorities


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. 

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Posted by Sarah Williams on 28th April 2017
First published in: the environmentalist

Seeking a sustainable finance plan for the UK


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.

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Posted by Alex White on 25th April 2017
First published in: businessGreen

An affordable transition to a competitive, low carbon economy is possible


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.

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Posted by Nick Molho on 23rd March 2017
First published in: The Economist

How can infrastructure embrace the circular economy?


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.

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Posted by David Symons on 8th February 2017

We need an ambitious resource efficiency policy post-Brexit


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.

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Posted by Nick Molho on 6th February 2017
First published in: Ethical Corp

Social circularity and data security


Circular economy must also address the key issues of social values and data security, says Mat Roberts, Group Director of Sustainability Strategy at Interserve.

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Posted by Mat Roberts on 2nd February 2017

Time to turn the circular economy into practice

Car manufacturing

There is a compelling business case for both the EU and UK to rapidly improve the resource efficiency of its economy, argues Nick Molho, executive director of the Aldersgate Group.

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Posted by Nick Molho on 24th January 2017
First published in: The Economist

No time like the present: Let’s seize the opportunity to unlock ICT opportunities on climate action


Collaboration has been the crux of the COP22 negotiations and ICT is poised to play its part, writes Gabrielle Ginér, Head of Sustainable Business Policy at BT.

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Posted by Gabrielle Ginér on 21st November 2016