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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.

What’s holding business leaders back on sustainability?

This post is by Justin Keeble, managing director, Accenture Sustainability Services in Europe, Africa and Latin America. It is one of five expert essays featured on our microsite Business strategy for a better world, which explores how businesses can go … Continue reading

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Business sustainability strategy: is collaboration outcompeting competition?

This post is by Matt Prescott, chief executive of Robertsbridge. It is one of five expert essays featured on our microsite Business strategy for a better world, which explores how businesses can go further on sustainability. Environmentalists are never happy. … Continue reading

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Innovators need a voice in government too

This post is by independent researcher and Green Alliance associate Rebecca Willis. It’s obvious, when you think about it, that emerging industries and innovators have less of a voice in government than established players. Incumbents have a lot of advantages: … Continue reading

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We need to save ourselves from fire

This post is by Walt Patterson, associate fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House in London. I’ve just published my fourteenth book. For the first time, I published it online myself. I did so because the … Continue reading

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Most climate action has little to do with the UN process

This post is by Ben Caldecott, Green Alliance trustee, associate fellow of Bright Blue and author of Green and responsible conservatism: embedding sustainability and long-termism within the UK economy. The build up to the UN climate change conference in Paris … Continue reading

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Why government has trouble dealing with big environment issues

This post is by Martin Nesbit, head of the Climate and Environmental Governance Programme at IEEP and former director for EU and International Issues at Defra. A longer version of this piece appears in the latest edition of Green Alliance’s … Continue reading

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David Cameron must now lead a green Conservative government

This post is by Ben Goldsmith, founder of green investment business WHEB and chairman of the Conservative Environment Network. It first appeared in The Spectator. Those on the left tend to think that British Conservatism is a derivative of US … Continue reading

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Why wildlife needs a youth movement

This post is by Matt Williams, a committee member of A Focus on Nature, the UK’s leading youth conservation organisation. A few days ago I happened upon Some thoughts on the common toad, a little known essay by George Orwell. … Continue reading

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Will the next government lead the world in industrial CCS?

This post is by Richard Black, director of the ECIU. It was just over ten years ago that Sir David King, then chief scientific adviser to the British government, beckoned a small group of journalists into a conference room to … Continue reading

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How to build a framework for a greener government

This post is by Duncan Brack, freelance researcher, former DECC special adviser and Green Alliance associate. ‘What does it take to get green policies implemented in government?’ was the question I posed three years ago on this blog, shortly after … Continue reading

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