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About Green Alliance blog

Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on ambitious leadership and increased political support for environmental solutions in the UK. This blog provides space for commentary and analysis around environmental politics and policy issues as they affect the UK. The views of external contributors do not necessarily represent those of Green Alliance.

If concern about climate is a religion, Margaret Thatcher was its founder

This post is by Peter Franklin, editor of the DeepEnd on ConservativeHome and a contributor to The Times. It first appeared on Conservative Home. Saturday, 8 November marked the 25th anniversary of one of Margaret Thatcher’s most consequential speeches. It was delivered to the United … Continue reading

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How new cycling policy could transform London

This post is by Rosie Downes, campaigns manager at the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). In 2013, the mayor of London Boris Johnson published his Vision for Cycling, a document which we described as “one of the most ambitious plans to promote … Continue reading

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Five ways to stop the world’s wildlife vanishing

This post is by Paul Jepson, course director, MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at University of Oxford. It was first published by The Conversation. Full marks to colleagues at WWF and the Zoological Society of London for the Living Planet Report 2014 … Continue reading

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Reform the Treasury to tackle major environmental challenges

This post is by Duncan Hames MP. It was first published by The Guardian.  Tackling climate change and restoring the public finances both require a long term view, but politics continues to be driven by short term considerations. A lack … Continue reading

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We can have resource security without protectionism

This post is by Dan Byles MP, it was first published on ConservativeHome. The UK has a long history as a global trading nation. For centuries we have viewed free trade and an open economy as the route to prosperity, … Continue reading

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A little more conversation, a lot more action: getting infrastructure right

This post is by Huw Irranca-Davies MP. It first appeared on Labour List. The infrastructure we use to travel, talk and power our homes and businesses is constantly being renewed and improved. When we get it right, it delivers outcomes that … Continue reading

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Why the New Climate Economy report isn’t just another report

This post is by Michael Jacobs, senior adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The publication of the long awaited report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate marks an important moment in the gathering … Continue reading

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After the floods: are we ready for climate change?

This post is by Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South Last winter’s storms and floods, during the wettest winter on record, put the reality of climate change at the top of the political agenda. At the same time that Ed Miliband … Continue reading

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A challenge to all UK parties to make Britain greener

This post is by Dr Mike Clarke, chief executive of the RSPB. Manifestos are sometimes important for their differences, but it’s when they’re the same that they’re really powerful. This is especially true for cross-cutting issues like the environment, which … Continue reading

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Why Generation Y is turned off by investment in their future

This post is by Saker Nusseibeh, chief executive officer of Hermes Fund Managers. It is the foreword to Green Alliance’s new report The future savings challenge, produced in association with Hermes. In the debate about the future of the financial system and the reforms needed … Continue reading

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