The government urgently needs to rethink its water strategy


Guy Thompson is group director of environmental futures at Wessex Water. He is a former founding executive director of Natural England and former director of Green Alliance. In this piece he outlines why the government must urgently rethink its strategy on water regulation. 

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Posted by Guy Thompson on 4th May 2022

Greening our planning system will be central to ‘levelling up’

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Philip Box is Public Affairs & Policy Officer at the UK Green Building Council, and in this blog piece, he explores the importance of the new Secretary of State aligning planning with the UK’s climate and environmental objectives.

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Posted by Philip Box on 28th September 2021

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

Planning should be at the heart of reaching net zero

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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

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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

Fostering Prosperity: The business case for good environmental regulation

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Duncan Price, Partner and Director of Sustainability & Climate Change at Buro Happold explains why ambitious environmental regulation plays a key role in driving job creation, skills and innovation.

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Posted by Duncan Price on 4th March 2021

Businesses need strong interim targets in the Environment Bill

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To deliver much needed investment in nature restoration, businesses require legally binding interim targets in the Environment Bill to drive rapid policy action, argues the Aldersgate Group's Signe Norberg.

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Posted by Emmanuelle Dot on 15th February 2021
First published in: Business Green

Beyond Brexit: Trade, standards, and 'environmental advancement'


The UK's external trade arrangements after Brexit must be such that they secure the UK's environmental standards and allow them to tighten over time, argues Nick Molho, Executive Director at the Aldersgate Group.

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Posted by Nick Molho on 21st February 2019
First published in: BusinessGreen
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