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  • How to build a low carbon economy

    As Gordon Brown promises to plot a green route to recovery in this month’s Budget, which options will really deliver the best bang for buck and maximise carbon savings as well as employment opportunities? The answer lies in energy efficiency and support for technology innovation, argues Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust. As we lurch from banking crisis into economic recession, we desperately ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Transition to a low-carbon economy

    The British High Commission in Canada and The Conference Board of Canada hosted a seminar on October 1, 2009 to help foster a multi-faceted dialogue on the risks and opportunities arising from the transition to low-carbon economy. This Executive Action Briefing draws from the proceedings of that seminar. Here are select extracts from the Action Briefing. The opportunities and challenges of ...


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  • High export hopes for UK’s low carbon tech start-ups

    A new wave of small young tech firms is helping the UK to unlock a larger share of the £3 trillion global low carbon sector, a new study reveals today. New research by Shell Springboard and the Carbon Trust shows the number of small UK businesses targeting a growing international market for low carbon products has doubled in the past two years - rising from 37 percent in 2011 to 76 percent ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • A low carbon economy for Canada - Is it possible?

    The global transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and firms that supply low-carbon goods and services can thrive in this expanding market. But for Canada to thrive in a low-carbon context, governments need to act now to set the appropriate policy signals so that businesses can position themselves to be competitive and can tap into this market. These are the conclusions of a new report the ...


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  • Carbon pricing, investment, and the low carbon economy

    Sustainable Prosperity (SP) has released a new Policy Brief on Carbon Pricing, Investment, and the Low Carbon Economy. This brief is the first in a series of foundational documents that SP will be releasing over the next few months, examining the links between carbon pricing and key economic policy issues. The role of the SP Policy Brief is to establish a basic frame of reference for considering ...


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  • We’ll all have to pay for carbon say business finance heads

    Most finance heads at the UK’s largest companies anticipate that all businesses will be required to measure their carbon footprint (72%) and pay a price for the carbon they emit (76%), according to research announced today by the Carbon Trust Standard Company. 40% expect this to happen within the next decade, whilst 16% believe this will be the case within five years. The Carbon Trust ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon pricing, investment, and the low carbon economy

    Sustainable Prosperity has released a new Policy Brief on Carbon Pricing, Investment, and the Low Carbon ...

  • Green growth holds the key to West Midlands’ recovery

    But businesses must act to convert ‘potential’ into ‘profits’ Green economy is set to grow by 25% in next four years Yet just 1 in 5 local businesses recognise opportunity to boost profits And only 1 in 4 are investing in greener products and services Companies in the West Midlands need to wake up to the power of the green economy to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Majority of business leaders in Wales are yet to make link between green economy and increased profits

    In a recent survey of 103 businesses across Wales, the Carbon Trust found that while 75% of decision makers considered enhanced corporate reputation as the major company benefit of the green economy, only 30% expected it to increase profits.  Not surprisingly, only 27% of businesses in Wales are currently investing money in research and development of green products and services. Mike Batt, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Proof will be in the delivery of Low Carbon Strategy

    Responding to the launch of the Government’s renewable energy and low carbon industrial strategies today, Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, said: 'We need a seven fold increase in renewable energy generation in just eleven years. This can be achieved but will require not just a transformation in technology, but in political, economic and industrial thinking. “This was the test of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Low-Carbon energy - a roadmap

    Technologies available today and those expected to become competitive over the next decade will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy ...

  • Climate Action for a Low Carbon Economy

    A new book launched today in Bali is set to serve as key reading for businesses, governments and NGOs looking for a way to reduce their carbon emissions. The book and accompanying website are part of the Climate Action international communication platform, a joint project launched by Sustainable Development International in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ...

  • Building a Sustainable Energy Economy

    Communiqué agreed between the UK and Mexico, following a special session on the opportunities of Building a Sustainable Energy Economy in the UK and in Mexico, held in conjunction with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Mexican Government. On the occasion of the State Visit of the President of Mexico to the ...


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  • Greg Barker: Low Carbon Business (Times article)

    Low Carbon Business: article written by Greg Barker, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, published in The Times Low Carbon Business supplement, 1 September 2010 Thriving, innovating and high growth low carbon businesses will be the hallmark of a globally competitive, twenty-first century economy. That’s why I believe that Britain’s success in emerging from ...

  • Climate change: `The trillion dollar wake up call`

    Tackling climate change can have a significant impact on company value in six sectors worth a total of US$7 trillion, according to a new report by the Carbon Trust launched Monday: Climate Change: a business revolution? This Carbon Trust report, based on analysis by McKinsey & Co, found that the deep emissions reductions necessary to tackle climate change and put us on a path to a low carbon ...


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  • South West businesses risk losing out on the green growth bonanza

    Carbon Trust calls on local businesses to convert ‘potential’ into ‘profit’ £112 billion green economy is set to grow by 25% in next four years Most local businesses recognise the opportunity for green growth Yet less than a third are developing greener products and services Companies in the South West need to develop greener ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Chinese businesses aim for a low-carbon economy

    Chinese entrepreneurs and representatives from major Chinese businesses, including the country"s largest real estate company, Vanke, and air conditioning manufacturer Broad Air, gathered today in the UN Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai to take part in a forum entitled: "The Nature of Cities- Low Carbon Transformation and Chinese Enterprises". Held six months prior to the United Nations Climate ...

  • Carbon Trust expands mission to Mexico

    The Carbon Trust announced today that it is establishing an office and team in Mexico to further build the Carbon Trust’s presence around the world. The organisation currently has offices in the UK, China, the US and South Africa. The Carbon Trust will initially work with the Mexican Federal and State Governments, and the private sector to support Mexico’s pathway to a low carbon, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Low-Carbon energy - a roadmap

    Technologies available today, and those expected to become competitive over the next decade, will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy economy, according to a report by the World Watch Institute. New renewable energy technologies, combined with a broad suite of energy-efficiency advances, will allow global energy needs to be met without fossil fuels and by adding only minimally to ...


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  • New support for entrepreneurs to ‘turbo charge’ uk’s clean tech sector

    The Carbon Trust has today launched a new service designed to ‘turbo charge’ and stimulate investment in early-stage clean tech companies. This will help create a step-change in the growth of high tech, low carbon businesses in the UK. The launch of Carbon Trust Entrepreneurs Fast Track, developed after consultation with Britain’s emerging low carbon technology companies, was ...


    By Carbon Trust

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