edie launches new business report on green policy
edie has today (26 January) launched a new business guide summarising how green policy developments over the last 12 months has reshaped efforts to deliver net-zero emissions.
From the overarching Net-Zero Strategy and the long-awaited Environment Bill, through to Sector Deals for renewable energy and rules around nonfinancial reporting – businesses have witnessed a plethora of significant green policy updates and new regulatory frameworks over the past 12 months, with even more developments expected in 2022.
As pressure mounts on organisations of all shapes and sizes to accelerate the transition to a net-zero carbon, circular economy, what are the need-to-know policies and legislations that will support UK energy and sustainability professionals in achieving their goals this year? How can certain frameworks be used to your advantage? And what green policy developments are on the horizon?
The Business Guide to Green Policy in 2022 maps out the lay of the land for green policy and environmental regulations. The report includes short explainers of the most important aspects of green policy in the UK, along with specific tips and practical insights to help businesses stay ahead of the curve and go beyond compliance.
Developed with support from PHS group, this guide offers insight into the last 18 months of green policy in the UK, including landmark announcements in the build-up to COP26 and breaks down what this could mean for businesses this year
The guide, which is free to download for edie users, features a foreword from IEMA’s director of policy and external affairs Martin Baxter on what businesses should be aware of this year. PHS’s head of FM Darren Hawkins has also penned an expert viewpoint for the guide, which focuses on resource efficiency and plastics, which has been a hot topic at the start of the year.
“While the run up to COP26 in Glasgow saw many Government policy announcements, 2022 will be a year of translating ambition into action,” Baxter writes in the report. “Sustainability professionals will need to make organisational sense and integrate net-zero into operational delivery, procurement and product/service offerings to customers. Green skills will be crucial, as everyone in the organisation will have to role to play in the net-zero transition.”
The guide summarises key pieces of legislation and how the Net-Zero Strategy attempts to link them all together, even though the Strategy itself has faced legal challenges as to whether it is fit for purpose to help the nation reach its climate goals.
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