Narrow window to improve regulation and secure better environmental outcomes from the water sector


Guy Thompson is Group Director of Environmental Futures at Wessex Water and a former founding Executive Director of Natural England and Executive Director of Green Alliance. In this piece he explores how policy can support water companies to accelerate ambitious action on the environment.

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Posted by Guy Thompson on 10th August 2021

England needs to urgently accelerate the resource efficiency agenda to reach net zero


Kate Young, Senior Public Affairs Officer at the Aldersgate Group outlines the key actions required from government to accelerate progress on the resources and waste agenda.

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Posted by Kate Young on 28th July 2021
First published in: Business Green

What policies are needed to put the whole financial sector on track to deliver net zero?


Josie Murdoch, Senior Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group assesses the policy action needed from government to accelerate progress on green finance in the UK

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Posted by Josie Murdoch on 15th July 2021
First published in: Business Green

10 steps to unleashing 3 million UK green jobs

David Symons

David Symons, UK Director of Sustainability at WSP outlines how government can achieve its target of delivering three million green jobs in the UK by 2030. Calling for a clear model and clear plan of just where, when and how these jobs are going to come.

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Posted by David Symons on 2nd July 2021
First published in: Race to Zero

Another wasted decade for nature? – The latest twist in the Environment Bill epic


Pip Goodwin, Senior Policy Officer, External Affairs at RSPB and Martin Casey, Director Public Affairs Europe at CEMEX, outline the importance of addressing the nature crisis - calling on government to strengthen the Environment Bill with legally binding short-term targets led by a new species abundance target.  

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Posted by Philippa Goodwin and Martin Casey on 28th June 2021

The water sector’s role in renewable energy: reimagining traditional industries

Hari Prabu Thames Water C

Hari Prabu, Senior Public Affairs Advisor at Thames Water, discusses the potential for renewable energy generation in the water sector, and how government can maximise this with supportive policy measures.

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Posted by Hari Prabu on 23rd June 2021

Planning should be at the heart of reaching net zero

Signe circle

Ensuring that we have a planning system which integrates climate and environment objectives will be crucial to meeting the UK’s ambitions on these issues, says Signe Norberg, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Aldersgate Group.

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Posted by Signe Norberg on 20th June 2021
First published in: WCL Link

Beyond compliance: embedding ambitious environmental standards across the economy

Julia Barrett

Julia Barrett, Chief Sustainability Officer at Willmott Dixon, discusses the importance of environmental regulations and how businesses can move beyond compliance and look to exceed standards.

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Posted by Julia Barrett on 20th April 2021

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