The Aldersgate Group commends the Conservatives' commitment to create Britain's first Green Investment Bank, announced by Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP today.
If sufficiently ambitious in scale, this will help the UK increase its share of the global environmental markets while ensuring it remains a hub for low carbon technology finance.
The UK must adopt an industrial strategy which goes ‘beyond carbon’ to address critical resource efficiency challenges in all areas of the economy if it is to maintain employment and a competitive, sustainable advantage in global markets, now and in the future.
These case studies are the unedited versions of the three examples given in the Aldersgate Group's latest report, 'Beyond Carbon'. As such they contain further discussion on the themes of the report and more suggested solutions.
These views are the product of working groups, convened for three roundtable events. They therefore do not represent the views of the Aldersgate Group, any one individual or organisation. The case studies are intended to provoke thought and discussion.