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Committee on Climate Change: emissions reductions must accelerate

30th June 2011

The AG supports the findings of a new progress report by the Committee on Climate Change which finds that an acceleration in the pace of emission reductions is required.

Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, said: "The Government should not hide behind carbon reductions that are a direct result of the recession. Much greater urgency is required if the UK is to meet its ambitious climate change targets and lead a green industrial revolution."

To read the CCC's 3rd progress report, click here.


Andrew Raingold sets out priorities for GIB at Westminster Forum

23rd June 2011

Alongside keynote speakers BIS Minister Mark Prisk and Shadow Minister Luciana Berger MP, Andrew Raingold set out funding priorities and environmental objectives for the Green Investment Bank at the Westminster Forum.

New appointments for the Aldersgate Group

22nd June 2011

Two new Directors have joined the Board of the Aldersgate Group, to reflect the Group's expanding size and breadth in membership. Rob Lambe, Managing Director of Re-Thinking Local Carbon at Willmott Dixon and Steve Wallace, Head of Environment at National Grid were both confirmed at the Group's AGM in June.

Meanwhile Terry A'Hearn, Global Director at WSP Environment & Energy has agreed to lead the Group's "Best Value Regulation" workstream. Terry spoke at the launch of the Aldersgate Group's most recent report, "Dealing with Deficits".


Natural Environment White Paper seeks to value nature

7th June 2011

The AG welcomes the aspirations of the Government's Natural Environment White Paper, the first for over 20 years, which seeks to value the economic and social benefits of a healthy natural environment properly while continuing to respect nature's intrinsic value.

The white paper will inform a new initiative by the AG on the economic benefit that will arise from effective policies to protect biodiversity and promote the more efficient use of natural capital. This will be led by AG Director Ian Dickie.