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The government has committed to establishing the UK as a world leader in resource efficiency and to doubling resource productivity by 2050. To meet these targets, the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, expected this Autumn, must set an ambitious trajectory.
This event was hosted by Peter Aldous MP and featured a keynote speech from Chris Preston, Deputy Director for Resources and Waste at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, followed by a multi-sector business panel. The event explored how to drive greater resource efficiency in the UK and marked the launch of the Aldersgate Group’s policy paper, An effective Resources and Waste Strategy. The paper focuses on six key policy areas for the upcoming Strategy, making the case for a range of regulations, incentives and fiscal mechanisms to support business investment in resource efficiency and better management of resources across the UK.