As we run up to COP 21 in Paris we have produced a discussion paper called ‘Carbon landscape: a pre-COP21 perspective’. This presents the picture of carbon management and regulation as it applies today and it considers the impact that current and future regulatory developments are likely to have on UK businesses and their environments. It also reports on progress made - the extent to which the UK is on track to meet its carbon reduction targets.
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Businesses operating in the UK are increasingly required to comply with a raft of environmental regulation and legislation relating to their carbon emissions as well as their broader energy efficiency. In addition, companies must consider the changing cultural backdrop which is leaning towards green investment and polluter divestment. In this report we consider the impact that current and future regulatory developments are likely to have on UK businesses and the environment in which they operate. We also consider the extent to which the UK is on track to meet its carbon reduction targets and any factors that may influence its progress.
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The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15) is the largest business focused event held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP), taking place this year on 7- 8 December at COP21 at Stade de France (gate E) in Paris.
Building on year-round work from Climate Action and the UN Environment Programme, the 2 day Forum will convene cross-sector participants from business, Government, finance, UN, NGO and civil society to create an unparalleled opportunity to bolster business innovation and bring scale to the emerging green economy.