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ROCKWOOL BACKS LOW-CARBON BRITAIN

ROCKWOOL has put its name forward to support WWF-UK to call on the new government to take decisive action to combat climate change and build a low-carbon economy.



WWF-UK seeks to promote and raise awareness around the key environmental issues which face our planet today. It is leading calls for a new approach to governance that places low-carbon growth and the responsible management of natural capital at the heart of economic policy.

ROCKWOOL will appear amongst 80 UK businesses in an open letter to the Prime Minister, and published in today’s Financial Times, in an attempt to help create an energy efficient and low carbon economy.

The letter calls on the new administration to:


  • Seek a strong global climate deal in Paris in December which limits temperature rises to below  2° C.
  • Set an ambitious 5th carbon budget to drive forward UK emissions reductions (covering period 2028 - 32).
  • Establish a long-term framework for investment in the low-carbon economy, giving industry much-needed clarity over what is expected in terms of low-carbon development, and boost the confidence of green investors. 


ROCKWOOL is supporting the attempt to move to a low-carbon economy, as it would minimise climate risk and boost the economy.

Failure to reduce emissions could burden businesses with shortages of water and raw materials as the planet heats up, and the costs of dealing with extreme weather and global instability could run into the hundreds of billions.  Having clearer long-term incentives for investment in renewable and efficient technologies and practices would pay dividends in terms of new jobs and international trade, while reducing the impact of climate change.

For more information, please visit http://wwf.org.uk/lowcarbonbritain


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