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Ed Davey Excerpts
Tuesday 12th December 2017

(2 years, 9 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Joseph Johnson Parliament Live - Hansard
12 Dec 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Yes, indeed. Cambridge is leading the way in this respect, as in many others. We want to see more collaboration between our universities and the world of business to drive commercialisation and to make the most of the R and D we are investing in.

Ed Davey Portrait Sir Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton) (LD) - Parliament Live - Hansard
12 Dec 2017, 12:29 p.m.

It is good news that the Prime Minister is attending President Macron’s summit on climate change in Paris today, but may I warn the Secretary of State that President Macron is positioning Paris as the world’s leader in green finance? To tackle that threat and to protect London, Ministers must back the Bank of England’s taskforce on climate-related financial disclosures and bring in new mandatory corporate requirements on fossil fuel assets.

Greg Clark Portrait Greg Clark - Parliament Live - Hansard
12 Dec 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Britain leads the world in climate finance, and one of the major contributions the Prime Minister and the Minister for Climate Change and Industry are making is in promoting the availability of green finance in the UK—that includes Edinburgh as well as London. That is getting a very good reception.