The green economy narrative is working. Governments, north and south, are taking action. Businesses are seeing financial opportunities. But it is not yet the mainstream choice. Why not?
On 1 September 2014, 120 leaders from business, civil society, research, policy and the UN gathered at ICAEW’s offices to consider how to take the green economy into the mainstream. Together, we tackled three questions:
1. What is the current status of the transition to green economies across the world?
2. What are the best green economy pitches to people, power, and media?
3. What progress is being made on financial system reform and how can green economy contribute?
UK must demonstrate leadership on green and fair tax reform
In the run-up to the Glasgow climate talks, the UK has a golden opportunity to show how tax can support a green and fair transition.
‘Nature positive’ must mean more than just slowing down nature’s extermination
With more and more businesses promising to become ‘nature positive’, new standards for planning, design and construction are urgently needed