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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 will Brexit mean for UK energy, resources and natural environment policy?

Now that the dust has settled after the referendum and the new government is in place, it’s a good point to take stock and consider what Brexit will mean for UK national environment policy. Here, our policy experts give their insights on the likely impact … Continue reading

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Brexit is the chance for the UK to inspire the world on environment policy

This post is by Richard Benwell, head of government affairs at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). Last week Matthew Spencer proposed a new British Environment Act to fill the legislative lacuna left by Brexit and set ambitious new environmental standards. … Continue reading

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The demise of DECC: some thoughts on moving the furniture

This post is by Green Alliance associate Rebecca Willis. It was first posted on her blog. Goodbye, DECC. I’ve known you for eight years. In that time, you created a world-leading system of national carbon budgeting, and oversaw an impressive … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan: my action plan for London’s air

This post is by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan. At Great Ormond Street Hospital this morning I launched the first in a number of consultations on how I intend to clean up London’s air and play my part in protecting the health … Continue reading

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Europe, the environment and democracy: the perils of policy by stealth

This post is by Green Alliance associate Rebecca Willis, it first appeared on her blog. I’ve never written such a grand title for a blog before. Perhaps I should just have called it ‘the inevitable Brexit blog’. But portentous times … Continue reading

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