UK businesses advancing low carbon economies around the world

The UK's role as a global hub for low carbon business solutions is under the spotlight today with more than 50 visiting international business leaders converging in London to explore the UK's environmental technology and business expertise at the UK Trade & Investment's (UKTI) Towards a Low Carbon Global Economy. Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive UK Trade & Investment said the UKTI event provides an excellent platform to generate further trade and investment in UK low carbon expertise...

Jun 24th, 2008

LONDON, June 24, 2008 -- The UK's role as a global hub for low carbon business solutions is under the spotlight today with more than 50 visiting international business leaders converging in London to explore the UK's environmental technology and business expertise at the UK Trade & Investment's (UKTI) Towards a Low Carbon Global Economy.

Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive UK Trade & Investment said the UKTI event provides an excellent platform to generate further trade and investment in UK low carbon expertise and also creates a forum to debate the economic implications and business opportunities of a carbon constrained world.

"This event is one of the largest showcases of UK carbon finance resources and environmental technology solutions, and provides unprecedented access between international buyers and UK suppliers."

"It is clearer now than ever before that the world is facing severe climate change challenges and as a result, companies of all sizes from all corners of the world are looking for solutions to combat this. With the level of expertise and investment we have, the UK is looking in great shape to be a world leader in this market."

Some of the technologies and solutions being showcased at the event include air pollution and control, waste and water treatment, renewable energies, carbon abatement technologies and carbon finance.

Shoreditch Trust is just one of the many UK organisations represented at the event, and will be showcasing an emerging product it is currently developing in the form of photovoltaic paving slabs. The paving slabs can be used in any pedestrian area and are particularly suitable for locations where no other power sources are available.

With increased demand for and rapid growth of the carbon trading markets, more and more companies all over the world are turning to the UK for expertise in carbon finance.

EcoSecurities, a world leader in the international carbon market will highlight their expertise in sourcing, developing and supplying carbon credits from greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. With more than 10 years experience and a network of carbon teams in more than 25 countries, this Ireland-based company is proving a significant player in the carbon trading market worldwide.

"The range and quality of companies showcasing their low carbon solutions and the sheer volume of interest this event has attracted from abroad is a clear sign of the rapid and continuing growth of this sector and the significant role the UK plays in it."

"Throughout the course of the event, UK suppliers of low carbon business solutions will be holding meetings with prospective buyers from around the globe, providing a further opportunity strengthening the UK's status as a world leader in this rapidly expanding field."

Event website: www.ukti-lowcarboneconomy.org

What: Towards a Low Carbon Global Economy
When: Wednesday 25th June 2008
Where: Church House, Westminster, London

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