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Climate change: more to learn

The economy might be in the doldrums but environmental legislation is going through a boom and, downturn or not, all businesses will need to understand and comply with mandatory climate change policy.

To help you, NCE is supporting the Environmental Industries Commission’s latest conference “The future of UK and EU climate change policy” which takes place in London next week on 24 June.

The event is being put on in association with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It will examine climate change policies, offering specific advice on policy for the built environment and transport.

“The UK’s future competitiveness depends on how quickly we can establish a world-leading environmental industry.”

Danny Stevens, EIG

Implications of the Climate Change Act, the Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, the Carbon Reduction Commitment and Carbon Trading are all on the agenda.

And you can hear from the new BIS minister responsible for the government’s Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, the chairman of the Conservatives’ environment review John Gummer and Liberal Democrat energy and climate change spokesman Simon Hughes.

Committee on Climate Change chief executive David Kennedy will discuss future climate change policy and European Commission sustainable development director Timo Makela will offer his perspective.

“The UK’s future competitiveness depends on how quickly we can establish a world-leading environmental industry,” says EIG policy director Danny Stevens.

“The key question is, how does UK business have to respond to ensure a profitable response to the new low carbon economy?”

Danny Stevens, EIG

“Taking advantage of this new green economic opportunity is dependent on government intervention − ahead of international competitors.

“We urgently need industry support policies, such as long term regulatory targets and co-ordinated policies on research and development funding, skills and training in every sector of the economy,” he adds.

He says the key question is: “how does UK business have to respond to ensure a profitable response to the new low carbon economy?”

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