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EU Circular Economy Package: a good start, but there’s more to do

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The high-level objectives in the EU Commission's Circular Economy Package have the potential to boost the resource efficiency and competitiveness of the EU economy. But it is the upcoming detail behind the Commission’s proposals that will determine the ultimate impact that this package will have, says Stuart Bailey, head of sustainability and climate change at National Grid.


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Posted by Stuart Bailey on 17th December 2015
First published in: Economist Insights

Agreement at the Paris Climate Summit: an important step forward, let’s build on it

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To be a lasting success, the Paris agreement will need to be rapidly followed by continued international collaboration as well as credible national policies to slash carbon emissions in countries like the UK, argues Nick Molho, executive director of the Aldersgate Group.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 13th December 2015
First published in: Economist Insights

Moving to an energy efficient and low-carbon economy is essential to long-term growth

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A rapidly growing part of the business world knows that moving to an energy efficient and low-carbon economy makes economic sense argues Sky's Fiona Ball.


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Posted by Fiona Ball on 11th December 2015
First published in: businessGreen

Business fully supports the rapid shift to a low-carbon economy

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Marks & Spencer's Mike Barry argues policy makers must harness business support for a Paris deal to accelerate low-carbon investment.


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Posted by Mike Barry on 10th December 2015
First published in: businessGreen

Building a better, low-carbon future is within our grasp but we need a plan to deliver it

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Bioregional's Sue Riddlestone argues progress at Paris needs to be matched by a national plan to deliver greener buildings.


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Posted by Sue Riddlestone on 8th December 2015
First published in: businessGreen

Circular Economy Package: A decent start, but plenty more to do

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M&S's sustainability manager Rowland Hill considers the merits and shortcomings of the new EU circular economy package.


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Posted by Rowland Hill on 7th December 2015
First published in: businessGreen

It’s time for the EU’s economy to go circular

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There is a compelling business case for the EU to rapidly improve the resource efficiency of its economy. Many businesses are already leading the way but a strong Circular Economy Package from the EU could help them go much further, argues Nick Molho, executive director of the Aldersgate Group.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 27th November 2015
First published in: The Economist

We're ready to help the UK government succeed at and beyond Paris: will it give us the chance?

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Rob Lambe of Willmott Dixon Energy Services argues getting an ambitious Paris agreement will be only half the battle.


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Posted by Rob Lambe on 24th November 2015
First published in: businessGreen