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Building our Industrial Strategy: A way forward for resource efficiency?

Building our Industrial Strategy: A way forward for resource efficiency?

22nd March 2017
16.30 - 18.00

The Government’s Industrial Strategy green paper, launched on 23 January, makes a brief reference to resource efficiency, stating:

"The Government will work with stakeholders to explore opportunities to reduce raw material demand and waste in our energy and resource systems, and to promote well functioning markets for secondary materials, and new disruptive business models that challenge inefficient practice."

But what does this mean in practice? What should the final industrial strategy say on resource efficiency, and how can resource efficiency contribute best to an industrial strategy? The Government consultation on the issue poses the question: How can government support businesses in realising cost savings through greater resource and energy efficiency? 

This event will answer these questions, among others, and provide a forum for leading members of the sustainable resource community to discuss a significant aspect of our future sustainable resource and waste policy for many years to come. The discussion at the event will also form the basis for the APSRG’s submission to the consultation, which closes on 17 April.

Chair 

Barry Sheerman MP, Co-Chair, APSRG

Speakers

Dr Peter Maddox, Head of Government Affairs, WRAP

Ellen Daniels, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, British Coatings Federation

Prof. Steve Evans, Centre for Industrial Sustainability,University of Cambridge

Angela Francis, Acting Head of Economics and Resources, Green Alliance

Graham Wilson, Chief Executive, British Tyre Manufacturers' Association 

More speakers TBC

 

 

Location
Jubilee Room, Palace of Westminster
Jubilee Room
Palace of Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA
United Kingdom