Category Archives: My big idea

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Big manifesto ideas: on sustainable development and upland protection

There has been no shortage of great proposals in our series of big manifesto ideas for the parties going into the next election. Leading thinkers have contributed ideas, alongside our own, for achievable actions to make the UK a greener, … Continue reading

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Big manifesto ideas: sustainable fishing, negawatts and business accounting

With the next general election approaching, we’ve asked leading thinkers to give us their one big manifesto idea for a greener Britain, alongside some of our own. There’s no shortage of great ideas, with fifteen strong proposals already under the … Continue reading

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Big manifesto ideas: responsible pensions, help to heat and a resource target

With the 2015 general election on the horizon, we’ve asked leading thinkers and experts for their one big manifesto idea. The one they think will make a real difference to a greener Britain. Today we’re posting ideas 13,14 and 15. … 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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My big manifesto idea: three great ideas for local empowerment

We’ve asked leading thinkers, from politics, business and green groups, to set out their one big manifesto idea for the next parliament – the one they think will make a big impact in creating a greener Britain. We are publishing … Continue reading

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Three more big manifesto ideas: a prize, industrial strategy & zero deforestation

Last Friday we published the first three proposals in a new series in which we’ve asked leading thinkers, from politics, business and green groups, to set out their one big manifesto idea for the next parliament – the one they think will make a … Continue reading

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My big manifesto idea: infrastructure

It’s less than a year until the next election, and the race is on to inform and shape the policy agenda of the next government. Manifesto priorities may appear to be determined entirely by public sentiment, party values and a … Continue reading

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One of the best things an environmentalist can do: get on a plane

This post is by Brendan May, chairman of The Robertsbridge Group. Some years ago, Prince Charles got into trouble for accepting an environment award overseas. ‘But he flew!’, they cried. Since then, from what I can tell, HRH has had … Continue reading

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My big idea: government should support its own policies

This is a guest post by Duncan Brack, formerly Chris Huhne’s special adviser and now a freelance researcher. It is part of a series on big ideas to reduce the UK’s environmental impact. My big idea is for the government to be consistent … Continue reading

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My big idea: define green taxes properly

In the third of our series of My Big Idea posts, Tom Burke of E3G argues that the UK needs to get a grip on what constitutes a true green tax.  On the 16 July the Treasury published its formal definition of a … Continue reading

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