Catalysing Investment in Climate and Nature: Priorities for the Next Government


  • Informed by major businesses, NGOs and academic institutions from across the UK economy, the Aldersgate Group’s Programme for Government sets out priorities across eight key sectors. Crucially, it demonstrates the clear business consensus in favour of ambitious action on climate and nature from the next government.
  • The recommendations outline important climate and environmental measures that will drive growth, bolster energy security, improve productivity and create thousands of jobs across the country.
  • In the context of increasing global competition for green investment from the United States, EU and China, the new paper highlights how a long-term approach from the government could prevent capital flight and secure the UK’s leadership position in the industries of the future.

Recommendations in the publication include amending the planning system to accelerate the delivery of renewables, setting out a clear long-term industrial strategy with decarbonisation at its heart, completing the implementation of the 2023 Green Finance Strategy and delivering a UK Green Taxonomy. This is alongside vital measures to boost energy efficiency, decarbonise transport, restore nature, and develop the skills required for a low-carbon future.