Category Archives: Green economy

Sub-category to Sustainable Economy

How to involve the public properly in infrastructure planning

Until just a few years ago, it would have been strange to hear environmentalists calling for new infrastructure. Put those two nouns together, and they’d have brought to mind images of unwashed protestors in trees. But climate change has overturned … Continue reading

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Is green growth an oxymoron?

Our series of seminars with economic experts kicked off last July with a discussion on green growth with Dimitri Zenghelis, co-head of climate policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE. In our discussion I took the role of a … Continue reading

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How resource efficiency can also reduce unemployment

Pretty much everyone who is in favour of a new industry or development will claim that it creates jobs. Yesterday I typed “create thousands of jobs” into Google and got over 227,000 results back for this exact phrase. Everyone from broadband … Continue reading

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Natural capital: if we look after the stocks, will the flows look after themselves?

The notion of ‘natural capital’ is gaining traction among economists and policy makers. To discuss this I was joined by Dieter Helm at the third in our series of economic seminars. Dieter is both an academic and a practitioner, with … 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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Stern’s gone global, but is the Treasury still listening?

This week, the New Climate Economy (NCE) project published its report spelling out the compelling economic logic behind moving to a low carbon world. In contrast to the earlier Stern Review, there has been a focus on large and fast … 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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Why it’s worth taking the party manifestos seriously

Have you spent the last four years “fired up to play your part in the nation’s future”? No? You didn’t accept your invitation from David Cameron to join the government of Britain? Is that because you wanted “a future fair … Continue reading

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What should be the state’s role in developing a green economy?

Many of us believe that the development of a vibrant green economy is vital to Britain’s economic as well as environmental future. But how should we best foster the green economy and is there a role for government intervention? Should … Continue reading

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Big manifesto ideas: inspiration on innovation, planning and UK jobs

With less than a year to go until the next election, we’re focused on stimulating strong ideas for the new parliament. As well as offering our own, we’re asking other leading thinkers and experts for their one big manifesto idea. Today’s … Continue reading

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