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Collaborating with the V&A Research Institute: 'Make and Create' - Design and Innovation in Practice Based Research

The APDIG & VARI brought parliamentarians together for a day of discussions with leading figures from the creative industries and academia, including Tristram Hunt, to discuss the work of the V&A Research Institute.

Carbon Connect launches The Production of Low Carbon Gas: Future Gas Series Part 2

Carbon Connect suggests that biogases provide low regrets opportunities in the near term to provide low carbon heat and could also potentially make use of waste that would otherwise go to landfill.

APSRG resource and waste strategy

Key principles of Extended Producer Responsibility: maximising impact within the Resources and Waste Strategy

19th July 2018
Following up from the APSRG's previous Resources & Waste Strategy seminar covering the Next Steps on Resource Productivity, the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) is pleased to announce a new round of debate, this time around the Key principles of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), particularly for electrical and electronic devices.
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'Greening' Britain's Infrastructure Reception

18th July 2018
This summer is important for planning the country’s future infrastructure needs. The National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) will, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), ‘analyse the UK’s long-term economic infrastructure needs, outline a strategic vision over the next 30 years, and set out recommendations for how identified needs should be met.’
Future Gas Series part 2: producing low carbon gas

LAUNCH: Future Gas Series Part 2 - Producing Low Carbon Gas

10th July 2018
Carbon Connect is launching the second in its three-part research project: the Future Gas Series. The research is investigating the opportunities and challenges associated with low carbon gases.

Homes at risk to floods and water shortages if housing and water planning rules are not urgently reformed

A cross-party inquiry, published by Policy Connect and the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum on 19th June, warns that government needs to urgently implement a brand new ‘Bricks and Water’ Sustainability Code for all homes being built.

As the government advances on its target to build 1.5 million new homes by 2022, properties are at risk flooding and water shortages.

Policy Connect and UK Research & Innovation join forces to launch Zero Plastic Waste policy initiative

This project will feature a series of parliamentary meetings examining how to achieve the vision of Zero Plastic Waste and how the UK can become the global leader on this issue.

The parliamentary meetings will inform a final publication that aims to disseminate the evidence collected and provide a framework and recommendations for policy-makers and industry.