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Farming vs flood protection: why we need to get the balance right

This post is by conservationist and blogger Miles King. A version first appeared on his blog. So much has been written about the recent flooding that I have resisted the temptation to jump in with size 12 boots; not least … Continue reading

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Our best reads of 2015

When you’ve had enough of the Christmas TV specials and have given up trying to work out infuriating puzzles, we’ve got the very thing for you: a selection, in no particular order, of some of the reads, moments, infographics and campaigns we’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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No more nudges – only an entrepreneurial state can give us a green revolution

This post is by Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips professor in the economics of innovation, SPRU, University of Sussex, author of The entrepreneurial state: debunking public vs private sector myths and Green Alliance trustee. Speaking at the start of the COP21 … Continue reading

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The intern debate: four lessons from Green Alliance

The moral and practical dilemmas around internships are one of the hardest issues to manage if you run a charity. It has required soul searching, time and planning for Green Alliance to resolve them and through the process we’ve learnt … Continue reading

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Why technology needs the friction of politics

A version of this post first appeared on The Guardian’s Political Science blog. The headquarters of Google in Mountain View, California is a confusing blend of the laid back, hi-tech, over achieving image the company likes to cultivate, mixed with … Continue reading

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Letter from America: the US’s secret green test site

Alastair Harper is head of politics at Green Alliance. He’s currently participating in the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Programme on climate change. This is his second dispatch reporting on his experiences. There is no typical America or American, but … Continue reading

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Top 10: circular economy resources

A representative of a leading US company recently told me that it was seeking a bigger presence in the UK because of our “thought leadership” on the circular economy. That is in large part due to more than fifteen years … Continue reading

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Were the critics of austerity wrong?

The fifth in our series of seminars with economic experts took place on 11 March with a discussion on fiscal austerity with Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Below is a brief overview … 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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