Category Archives: Green economy

Sub-category to Sustainable Economy

How a greener economy can help fix Europe’s labour market problems

This post is by Emily Coats and Dustin Benton, co-authors of a new Green Alliance briefing Job creation and the circular economy. Labour markets are news again. Of course, the term never appears in the headlines, but the effects of … Continue reading

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How Cornwall’s using devolution to grow its green economy

This post is by Sarah Newton, the Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth.  Last July, Cornwall was the first county to sign a devolution deal with central government, giving Cornwall Council, NHS Kernow and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) greater control … 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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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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