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Financing the UK’s infrastructure: private and public gains




The Urban Transit Evolution

This new report, sponsored by Siemens UK, which reviews some of the urban mobility challenges facing well-established, congested cities. It provides a roadmap for city leaders to overcome these challenges, with a focus on factors to consider when making decisions around infrastructure projects and transport policies.

Key findings of the report include:

Unlocking green infrastructure investment

Green infrastructure investment isn’t happening at the speed and scale needed to meet the UK’s policy goals. UK government must intervene now to unlock private-sector investment, via long-term commitment, strategic public spending and issuance of a sovereign green bond, argues Alex White, senior policy officer at the Aldersgate Group.

Cape Town’s water crisis shows the reality for cities on the front line of climate change

As Day Zero nears, the water shortages of drought-stricken Cape Town are a wake-up call to other vulnerable cities, says Benjamin Curnier, Africa director of The Carbon Trust

Manufacturing in motion: Transforming for a new industrial era

Manufacturing has fueled the U.S. economy for over a century, creating an era of mass affluence and catapulting the country to global leadership positions in innovation and industrial R&D. Through these
developments, it has produced the foundation upon which the modern, tech-driven economy has been built.

Being competitive in a low-carbon world

UK industry pays more for its electricity than counterparts in France and Germany for various reasons. Delivering more competitive power prices will require the UK government to make some important decisions on the future of onshore wind, the structure of the power market and its desired outcome from the Brexit negotiations, argues Nick Molho, executive director of the Aldersgate Group.

How to limit global warming to 1.5°C

According to a draft of a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to be finalised and published by October 2018, there is a "very high risk" that the world will miss the target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by the 2040s. What actions need to be taken so that the world gets back on track to achieve the target?

How to reduce global warming: A roadmap

Greenhouse-gas emissions from human sources need to fall to net zero by 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate change. Can the combination of initiatives such as the Carbon Law, Project Drawdown and 100% Renewables and Electrification provide a viable roadmap to reduce global warming?
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Manufacturing in Motion: Transforming for a New Industrial Era

Manufacturers are navigating a period of intense change as digitalization and advanced technologies transform the sector in what is often called the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. These changes add to the traditional business pressures of manufacturers, but also offer unprecedented opportunities to optimize production processes. 

Clean Growth Strategy: an important milestone for the UK economy

By showing cross-government commitment to growing low-carbon investments and setting out measures to cut emissions across the UK economy, the Clean Growth Strategy sends a clear signal to the business community. Detailed policies in areas such as energy efficiency in buildings will now be essential to ensure private-sector investment is significantly increased and UK climate targets are met.

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