Power to the people

Shaping UK climate policy through deliberative democracy
Power to the people
We've published the results from our two citizens’ juries on climate change, designed and facilitated by BritainThinks. 

In an exercise in deliberative democracy, randomly selected members of the public debated and deliberated a range of different climate policies, from a nationwide tree planting programme and frequent flyer levy, to switching to electric vehicles and implementing a national recycling strategy. 

Our findings reflect the growing concern about climate change and demonstrate a clear mandate for government action.

People power: shaping UK climate policy through deliberative democracy

Our new regular podcast show

Ideas, debate and insights on UK environmental politics and policy
Our new regular podcast show
Brought to you by Amy Mount and Matt Williams. Go to our podcast channel for more information. 

Five net zero policies that do more than cut carbon

Five net zero policies that do more than cut carbon
Following the launch of the Committee on Climate Change’s net zero report, our infographic makes the economic and social case for acting on net zero now.

The report sets out five key climate policies that will not only end the UK’s contribution to climate change, but will also save money, improve health, benefit nature and create new jobs across the UK.

Acting on net zero now

Cut heat demand by 40%

A one-step approach to net zero energy homes
Cut heat demand by 40%
The UK could significantly cut consumer energy bills and reduce its carbon emissions and gas demand using the Dutch ‘Energiesprong’ (energy leap) approach to retrofitting homes, according to our new report. 

Reinventing retrofit: how to scale up home energy efficiency in the UK 
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Green Alliance is 40

Four decades of ambitious leadership for the environment
Green Alliance is 40
We are very excited to mark our 40th birthday this year, kicking off with a blog from our executive director Shaun Spiers. 

Green Alliance was set up by a group of individuals concerned that British political parties were failing to understand or respond to environmental issues. The organisation aimed "to introduce an ecological perspective into British political life". This has been our aim ever since and is needed now more than ever as the scale of the climate and ecological emergency we face becomes clearer.

We look forward to working further and faster to achieve ambitious political leadership for the environment. 

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