Smart Growth: Changing the landscape on the journey towards the Two Degree Celsius economy.

This report maps the journey our members have taken over the last ten years towards a 2°C economy. It also identifies the challenges and opportunities for smart growth.

 

The journey towards a 2°C economy still has a very long way to go, and the journey isn’t getting any easier. The last fifteen years have seen an annual reduction in carbon emissions of 1.3% globally.

To achieve the 2°C target this will need to more than quadruple to 6.5% per year. In addition, the political and legislative landscape has become more complex and uncertain.
 
This report maps the journey our members have taken over the last ten years; their successes and challenges, and how they have changed the landscape along the journey towards a 2°C economy. We highlight where the best businesses are on this journey right now, and identify the key challenges and opportunities for smart growth. Informed by thirty in-depth interviews and key data, we have documented what UK businesses are doing both to address climate change and become net carbon neutral.
 
A very big thank you to everyone who helped with the research for this report and had conversations with the members. We couldn’t have done it without you.
 
We also have a short video to engage businesses on the climate change agenda.

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Smart Growth: Achieving the 2°C economy