The Sustainability Goals and the “Decade of Delivery”


Isabel White of Low Carbon discusses the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals to the achievement of business climate ambitions.

We are approaching the ‘decade of delivery’ – the remaining 10 years in which we are to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, recent reports suggest that we are not on track to achieve the 2030 targets. Despite progress in a number of areas since the Global Goals were launched in 2015, overall, progress has been slow. The most vulnerable people and countries continue to suffer the most and the global response has not been ambitious enough.


Looking ahead to COP25


Isabel White of Low Carbon discusses what to expect from the upcoming COP25

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, created to reinforce global awareness about problems related to climate change. The Conference of Parties (COP) was established as the decision-making body of the Convention at which all parties to the Convention are represented.


Using technology to nurture and protect our honey bees


Low Carbon is committed to making a positive and significant impact on the causes of climate change. While we’re primarily focussed on doing that through increasing the contribution of renewable energy, we are proud of our work to support localised biodiversity across our operations, and honeybees in particular.

Honeybees have a significant role to play in tackling climate change. At Low Carbon, we want to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere by providing clean and renewable energy generation at scale. However, to stop the climate from changing irreversibly, carbon that is already in the environment has to be removed.


The Committee on Climate Change advice and renewable energy in Wales


The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has called on the UK government to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 – an ambitious increase from the current plan of 80 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050.

The UK has already shown remarkable leadership in tackling climate change. This leadership status positions the UK to achieve this new and needed reduction in carbon emissions at a pace not thought possible before the 2016 COP in Paris. Low Carbon have always understood that climate mitigation is not mutually exclusive to business development, innovation and growth. Estimations from the Aldersgate Group indicate that the share of the low-carbon economy will grow from 2 per cent of UK GDP today to 8 per cent by 2030 and 13 per cent by 2050. The CCC’s ambitions for the UK are reflected in trends around the world, with over 415 global investors signing up to the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change to demand action – these investors alone manage more than $32 trillion in assets and points to the scope of potential finance available for sustainable products and services.


Mitigating climate change through private and institutional investment


Roy Bedlow, Low Carbon’s Chief Executive and Founder, discusses the important role that private and institutional investment plays in tackling climate change. 

With the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) due to publish new advice on the UK’s long-term climate targets in the coming days, now seems a good time to ask what next for carbon reduction. Real and impactful changes have been made to our energy generation to support climate mitigation, driven by investors and developers of renewables building sustainable and economic routes to emission reductions, and creating new and vibrant industries alongside.