In a letter authored by Peter Young, Chairman of the Aldersgate Group, an alliance of the UK's largest businesses and environmental groups has welcomed the Government's commitment to a legally binding target to reduce carbon emissions. They state that strong and clear action on climate change is essential for long-term economic growth, jobs and competitive advantage.
Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group helped to launch Carbon Smart's latest report on sustainability assurance in 2010. To see the edited highlights of this event, click here.
Defra has launched (11th May 2011) a consultation on measuring and reporting GHG emissions by UK companies, setting out a range of options for mandatory carbon reporting (click here for the consultation document). The Aldersgate Group believes that the Government must introduce regulations for all large businesses to report their carbon emissions.
The Aldersgate Group (AG) has called on the Government to accept the recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change, on the Fourth Carbon Budget. The AG believes that robust and clear action on climate change, based on the science, is essential for long-term economic growth, jobs and competitive advantage.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and British Property Foundation (BPF) have written to key government ministers calling for Display Energy Certificates (DECs) to be mandatory for private sector buildings. The letter is supported by a wide range of representatives from business and civil society, including Peter Young, Chairman of the Aldersgate Group. To read more about the campaign, visit the UKGBC website here.