Kate Scott publishes Resource Consumption Policy Brief
Researcher Kate Scott, with colleagues from CIEMAP, explores the potential for material productivity measures in UK industry to help meet the 4th and 5th carbon budgets. The analysis shows there is a unique opportunity to align industrial and climate policy through improved resource productivity which can drive innovation and develop new markets. While resource efficiency options are limited in energy intensive sectors, the analysis shows considerable opportunities further down the supply chain that address manufacturing, develop alternative business models and improve asset utilisation. A broad collection of strategies are needed across sectors, and researchers, businesses, trade organisations and government need a collaborative programme to inform and exploit these opportunities.