Carbon Connect is the independent, cross-party forum that seeks to inform and guide a low carbon transformation underpinned by sustainable energy. Carbon Connect’s main activities comprise facilitating discussion between industry, academia and policymakers on low carbon energy and producing its own research and briefings in this area.
In 2009 the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, delivered a keynote address at the Westminster launch of Carbon Connect. Since then Carbon Connect has been at the forefront of policy debate, parliamentary engagement and research related to sustainable energy.
Over a number of years, Carbon Connect has built up an unrivalled portfolio of parliamentary roundtables and conferences, detailed policy briefings and highly respected reports. This has been achieved by drawing on the expertise of Carbon Connect members and working with a wide range of parliamentarians, civil servants, business leaders and experts who give their time and expertise to support our work.
For our member organisations we provide a varied programme of meetings in Parliament and policy research. Together, we discuss and analyse the opportunities and challenges presented by a low carbon transformation underpinned by sustainable energy.Carbon Connect's commitment to transparency and scrutiny Carbon Connect is entirely committed to ensuring its activities, membership and funding are entirely transparent. It is funded through a combination of annual membership fees from its member organisations and project-based sponsorship for specific events and research. Carbon Connect operates according to a strict Code of Governance and under no circumstances does it endorse, support, lobby for or campaign on behalf of one organisation. Carbon Connect is administered by Policy Connect, a cross-party, non-profit think tank based in Southwark. Policy Connect is entirely committed to upholding the principle of transparency in UK parliamentary and public affairs and welcomes any questions about its work and activities.