Public services are necessary to create a green economy
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by Green Alliance blog
5d ago
This post is by Maeve Cohen, project lead at The Social Guarantee. Championing public services in the name of social justice is vital. That’s no secret. But what’s less well understood is that improving and expanding public services directly reduces carbon emissions. This happens in ..read more
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Why are we throwing £1 billion worth of precious metals in the bin?
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by Green Alliance blog
1w ago
This post is by Scott Butler, executive director of Material Focus. Despite often being labelled as the UK’s fastest growing waste stream, unwanted electricals aren’t waste. That broken TV in your attic? Those old headphones you’re about to bin? That flimsy charger that stopped working ..read more
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Eating more meat and dairy alternatives is the route to self sufficiency in Europe
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by Lydia Collas
1w ago
Innovation is fundamentally changing the choices countries have to reduce food imports. Densely populated countries like Singapore have been entirely reliant on other countries to produce their food. In 2019, Singapore announced a target to produce 30 per cent of its own food by 2030 ..read more
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Have we finally turned a new page for nature on Dartmoor?
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by Green Alliance blog
2w ago
This post is by Nick Bruce-White, chief executive of Devon Wildlife Trust. We’re all familiar with politicians pulling up agencies and industries when they’re not delivering on their duties: water companies, rail operators and the BBC are but three examples from my recent newsfeed. So ..read more
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Giving people more transport choices is an economy boost and levelling up opportunity
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by Rosie Allen
2w ago
Last week Labour announced its plans for the new Great British Railways, including a commitment “to set targets for modal shift to lower emissions from the transport sector”. This echoes commitments already made by Wales and Scotland, both have set their modal shift targets for ..read more
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Doing more on climate and nature needn’t come at a price for the next government
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by Shaun Spiers
3w ago
This is an Inside Track long read by Shaun Spiers, executive director of Green Alliance. A couple of weeks ago Andrew Rawnsley wrote a piece in the Observer outlining some of the radical things a Labour government could do without extra public spending. Here are ..read more
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How much fossil fuel is in your cupboard?
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by Liam Hardy
3w ago
Fossil fuels are an ingredient of many of the products we use every day. This means the chemicals industry might be the last to decarbonise, but its complexity has so far prevented policy makers from making plans for a greener future. How much fossil fuel ..read more
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Polluter pays: we think it’s an idea whose time has come, and the public agree
Inside track - Green Alliance's blog on environmental policy and politics
by Green Alliance blog
1M ago
This Inside Track long read is by Heather Plumpton, senior policy analyst, and Libby Peake, head of resource policy, at Green Alliance. When it comes to some of the products that have the biggest impact on the environment, the UK is one of the highest ..read more
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Our new poll shows Brits want the government to do more to make fashion greener
Inside track - Green Alliance's blog on environmental policy and politics
by Emily Carr
1M ago
The textile industry’s environmental impact is far out of proportion to its size. Globally, textiles are responsible for five to ten per cent of emissions and a staggering 20 per cent of industrial water pollution. The industry is grappling with alarming levels of waste: 73 ..read more
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Budapest and back: why cheaper trains make for smart politics
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by Green Alliance blog
1M ago
This post is by James Beard, a senior associate at the European Climate Foundation. Greetings from the 10:52 from Stuttgart to Paris. I have decent leg room, a charge point, good Wi-Fi, lovely views. I’m heading home to London from Budapest, where I’ve been meeting ..read more
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