Lean and clean building manufacturing excellence in the UK

How to close the north-south productivity divide and keep good jobs in the UK
Lean and clean building manufacturing excellence in the UK
Improving the performance of manufacturing is crucial to rebalancing the UK economy south to north. The disparity between leading manufacturers and the rest will not be closed by businesses alone. We propose a manufacturing upgrade programme to support businesses with resource efficiency, investment and innovation.

The British Chamber of Commerce, North West Business Leaders Team, TUC, Institute of Manufacturing and the Association for the Conservation of Energy have all signed a joint statement with Green Alliance urging the government to make this programme part of its industrial strategy. 

Lean and clean building manufacturing excellence in the UK 

Press release: 09 October 2017

Closing the clean power gap

Our analysis of government spending plans on renewables
Closing the clean power gap
Past government policy has cut the cost of renewables and made offshore wind the cheapest source of power in the UK. However, a current policy freeze means we are now underdeploying renewable energy and investment is set to fall dramatically in future. 

We argue that the government should maintain sufficient support for renewables to cut carbon faster and keep consumer energy bills down. 

Closing the clean power gap

Press release: 13 September 2017

A new market in land management

How to create new sources of income for farmers post-Brexit
A new market in land management
UK farmers face new challenges from changes to the agricultural subsidy regime post-Brexit. Our Natural Infrastructure Scheme concept would create new sources of income for farmers, through a market for services like natural flood management. 

Using a hypothetical case for a scheme in the north west, we show how the scheme would work in practice and enable upland farmers to earn a clear profit from private water management contracts with businesses and organisations in areas susceptible to flooding. 

Natural Infrastructure Schemes in practice: how to create new markets for ecosystem services from land

Press release: 8 September 2017

Greener UK

Latest Risk Tracker update raises concern about Brexit impact on the environment
Greener UK
Green Alliance is a member of Greener UK, a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, united in the belief that leaving the EU is a pivotal moment to restore and enhance the UK's environment.

Greener UK's experts have been assessing the environmental impact of Brexit. The latest update of its Brexit Risk Tracker, published in September 2017, reveals significant concerns in the areas of air quality, chemicals, waste and climate.

Greener UK's manifesto sets out the eight actions needed to make the vision of a greener UK a reality and 183 MPs have so far signed up to Greener UK's Pledge for the Environment.

Read about the Withdrawal Bill amendments Greener UK has proposed to ensure environmental protections are maintained.

A year of challenge and opportunity

Read our latest annual report
A year of challenge and opportunity
Our latest annual report describes our impacts in 2016-17, including helping to establish the Greener UK coalition in response to Brexit and secure new government climate targets.

The report also outlines our current areas of work.

Read our annual report and accounts 2016-17

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