Category Archives: Policy

Sub-category to Political Leadership / NGO engagement

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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Why greens should embrace digital technology, but not abandon politics

This post first appeared on the Huffington Post. Technological innovation is intoxicating. Digital technologies have evolved so quickly that technology prophets are predicting a ‘digital disruption’, in which vast material bounty is created at such low marginal costs that big … Continue reading

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Think we have cleaner seas? Why the UK still has a pollution problem

This post is by Andy Cummins, campaigns director at Surfers Against Sewage. Britain is and always will be heavily influenced by its coast.  The furthest we can get from it on our beautiful island is a little over 70 miles.  And … Continue reading

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The 2020s loom large for the UK’s offshore wind industry

This post was first published on BusinessGreen. A week may be a long time in politics, but a decade is short in the world of infrastructure. The 180 months remaining between now and 2030 only get us to the early … 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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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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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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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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How to respond to Euroscepticism? Start by ending the CAP

This post is by Miles King, senior ecologist at Footprint Ecology, and a regular blogger about nature and the environment. If there was any doubt before, the local and euro election results have confirmed that the future of Britain’s relationship with … Continue reading

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