Pricing the Priceless: One year review of Ecosystem Markets Task Force report
The Task Force's final report, launched in March 2013, makes practical recommendations for Government and business for the creation of new markets, identifying opportunities for growth that benefit the environment. The event discussed progress since the report's publication, the Government response and next steps.
Competitiveness and credibility: What is the best outcome for business from the EU 2030 climate negotiations?
Speakers from government, business and civil society discussed the priorities for the 2030 energy and climate package. What level of ambition will provide the maximum boost to jobs, growth, innovation and exports? What will be the likely impacts on business prospects, investor certainty and energy prices? Will the outcome lead to competitive advantage or carbon leakage?
This event was supported by Vestas.
Progressive Conservatism: What's the vision for the next election?
Aldersgate Group hosted a discussion with Gregory Barker MP, one of the leading architects for the Conservative 2020 Group. This is a group whose vision incorporated a commitment to decarbonising the economy, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Fourth Carbon Budget Debate
On 11th December the Committee on Climate Change published its recommendation to Government on the Fourth Carbon Budget (2023-2027). The following day, the Aldersgate Group convened a debate: "This house believes that the current level of the Fourth Carbon Budget is in the UK's economic interests and should not be downgraded." Two debating teams represented the views of business and investors for and against the motion. Their arguments were discussed by a judging panel.
Evolving Energy: can people-power drive an energy revolution?
World leaders might have taken climate change off the G8 agenda, but investing in a clean energy future remains a priority for business and society. A week before the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, this event discussed the huge economic opportunities of updating our models of energy generation, supply and ownership.
Can your business provide climate solutions in emerging markets?
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the Aldersgate Group hosted a discussion on climate and development business opportunities, which has informed the establishment of a new CDKN facility to provide funding for business partnerships.
Banking for Growth
This free networking event on the Green Investment Bank (GIB) had a keynote speech from its Chairman, Lord Smith, at the Scottish Parliament. Discussion was centred around how the GIB could maximise its potential to stimulate growth and job creation - both in Scotland and the rest of the UK.