Category Archives: UK

What exactly is the green economy?

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The green economy can seem like a hidden economic sector in the UK. I hear people talk about environmental sustainability without understanding that it is an engine for economic growth, business innovation and job creation, not least in the real estate and construction sectors. Did you know, for example, that the low carbon and renewable energy economy in the UK generates £46 billion in revenue and supports 240,000 green collar jobs? If you were… Read More

Live from COP21: JLL Participates in the Paris Conference on Climate Change

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls are joining world leaders and experts from the private and public sectors at the United Nations climate conference – known as COP21 – in Paris. Check back daily for Dan and Sarah’s live updates throughout the conference. 

ThinkstockPhotos-485873480This past week, leaders from around the globe started coming together in Paris to engage in meaningful climate change discussions. There has been a lot of hype surrounding these talks, known as COP21. There is also plenty of optimism because of the high probability of seeing a strong climate deal.

Next week, more experts from the public and private sectors will join the conversation. Myself and Sarah Nicholls, JLL’s Head of Global Corporate Sustainability, will be among those participating in discussions that will demonstrate that the business community is supportive of a climate treaty that will lead to real change.… Read More

They’re Not Making It Easy, Being Green

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This article, written by JLL’s UK Sustainability Director Alex Edds, was originally published in Building, a leading publication within the UK’s construction industry. To access the original Building article, please click here. 

 

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Back in 2010 David Cameron pledged to run the “greenest government ever” yet climate change barely featured in the Conservative’s… Read More

The Primacy of Economics

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Posted by:
James Edney
Consultant- Upstream Sustainability Services

 

The economic imperative of modern society has made climate change a taboo even for sustainability consultants.

That is a deliberately provocative statement but raises an important area of concern that affects many people that work in sustainability. We spend so much time couching our advice in a cost-saving context, one wonders what the place of climate change is in the… Read More

Government publishes revised strike prices

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

DECC recently announced onshore wind and solar support levels under the new Contracts for Difference (“CfD”) support mechanism will be revised downwards from 2015-16 by £5/MWh compared to the draft strike prices issued earlier in the year. In contrast the offshore wind industry has been rewarded with the offshore wind strike price not being tapered so drastically in 2018/19… Read More