Energy and climate change
For UK business, climate change is no longer a threat to be feared, but an opportunity to grow the economy and lead the world – and by tackling it, we can make energy safer and more plentiful for all
The UK government has set a target for 2020 of cutting carbon emissions to 34% below 1990 levels. The UK's energy infrastructure needs £200bn in investment over 20 years. That means this must be the decade of delivery.
Tackling climate change means using energy more efficently, future-proofing businesses against climate threats and moving business operations towards carbon neutrality. Only by enabling the market to develop the solutions we need will we achieve these goals.
Supporting business growth
Green business could provide a boost to the economy of up to £20bn in 2014/15
Providing motivations for participation is key to unlocking consumer markets
Securing private sector growth is one of the government’s primary objectives
Spotlight on CBI member firms that we have helped to grow and prosper
Energy and Climate Change Board
Business leaders committed to tackling the challenges of energy security, affordability and decarbonisation.
Meet the team
The group of experts who represent our members on energy and climate change matters
CBI comments on government climate change report
The CBI commented on the Government’s report: Paris 2015: Securing our prosperity through a global climate change agreement
Meeting the energy challenge
The UK is under pressure to provide a secure, affordable and de-carbonised energy supply fit for the future – but the CBI’s latest Energy Conference showed that there is still plenty of debate over how this can best be achieved.
CBI comments on review of Fourth Carbon Budget
The CBI commented on the Government’s review of the Fourth Carbon Budget which concluded that the Budget will not be amended