The transition to a low carbon economy presents unprecedented opportunities, as decarbonising contributes to a growth in jobs and prosperity. Government figures show over 200,000 people now work in the low carbon economy.
Through the government’s commitment to the carbon budgets, set by the Committee on Climate Change, the UK has already reduced its carbon emissions by 42% since 1990. But there are huge challenges ahead in developing the technologies and services to decarbonise heat and transport, and ensure our building stock is energy efficient.
The Aldersgate Group works with its members to support evidence-based policy making that drives action to tackle these challenges and secure the jobs, productivity and export opportunities that will result.