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Government Response to Commission on Environmental Markets

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Better regulation and high environmental standards are an essential component to encourage investment in environmental technologies, and are vital for the UK?s long-term economic stability and international competitiveness. The Aldersgate Group, a coalition of major corporations, environmental groups and policy experts, provides a distinct voice for this case and shows that there is diverse, cross-sector support for a more consistent, ambitious and intuitive approach to environmental policy making.

Peter Young, Chairman of the Aldersgate Group, and CEMEP Commissioner said: The UK must do more to secure the jobs and wealth of tomorrow. This is a golden opportunity for the Prime Minister to set out a bold vision for the UK economy, and one that we cannot afford to miss out on.

I am looking for a clear change in the pace of the government?s response, underpinned by credible commitment to progressive regulation. This will tell the markets that the UK is the place to invest now in innovative low carbon and resource efficient solutions; and that we have the skills and customers to deploy them.

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