Category Archives: Politics

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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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Why the IN campaign is bringing out the big (green) guns

The Prime Minister’s latest intervention in the EU referendum campaign illustrates how the environment is taking its place in the modern political canon. Speaking from the RSPB’s Rainham Marshes nature reserve, Cameron noted how our EU membership underpins crucial environmental … Continue reading

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Is environment the biggest hole in the referendum campaigns?

This post is by Andy Jordan and Viviane Gravey of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.  They recently co-led an expert review of the environmental implications of Brexit funded by the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative. Last week’s … Continue reading

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Can city leaders succeed where national politicians fail?

This first appeared in Breakthrough Birmingham: outputs from the UK Green Building Council city summit 2016. If you despair about the lack of sustainability leadership from Westminster, you may have higher hopes for what city leaders can achieve. London’s mayoral … Continue reading

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Cameron and Obama have shown that co-operation on climate change works

This post is by Sir Crispin Tickell, former diplomat and UK Ambassador to the United Nations. It first appeared on Conservative Home. With Barack Obama visiting Britain this week, there has been much speculation on what he will or will not … Continue reading

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