Greener UK

Greener UK coalition launches manifesto urging government to use Brexit to restore and enhance the environment
Greener UK
Greener UK is 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.

The coalition's manifesto sets out eight necessary actions to make the vision of a greener UK a reality.

Over 200 MPs have signed Greener UK's Pledge for the Environment committing to establish the UK as a world leader on the environment.

A new agenda for city transport

Lessons from Manchester and London
A new agenda for city transport
As UK cities gain more control over their own affairs, with Greater Manchester due to elect its first mayor in spring, there are opportunities to develop new strategies for city transport.

One major concern is the urgent need to tackle air pollution. Rethinking how people move in and around our cities has the potential for considerable social, economic, health and environmental benefits.

Our briefing offers ideas on improving city transport, showing how national policy can best support local initiatives and what role MPs can play.

A new agenda for city transport
 

Natural investment

Futureproofing food production in the UK
Natural investment
Food production and agriculture are vital to the UK economy. Yet cheap food has come at the expense of the people and natural systems that produce it.

By sweating the environmental assets that underpin our food system, we have created unacknowledged costs and risks for food businesses.

Our analysis recommends a new model for policy makers, enabling food businesses to maintain the natural assets they depend on, and protect themselves from the increased costs of dealing with continued environmental decline.

Natural investment: futureproofing food production in the UK

Green Alliance appoints new executive director

Green Alliance appoints new executive director
We are delighted to announce that Shaun Spiers will be our new executive director.

Shaun will join Green Alliance on 5 June 2017. He is a highly accomplished chief executive, having led the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England since 2004, and is widely respected amongst the sector and beyond.

Shaun joins Green Alliance at a critical moment for the future of the UK environment. He brings vision, strong leadership, as well as excellent political skills and judgement.

A successful industrial strategy will be low carbon and resource efficient

A successful industrial strategy will be low carbon and resource efficient
The UK’s industrial strategy aims to improve the performance of UK businesses, increase productivity and create good quality jobs. Global environmental drivers, such as demand for low carbon energy infrastructure, are changing the business landscape.

Our new analysis proposes that the industrial strategy will only succeed if it fosters low carbon and resource efficient growth. It sets out three elements that a successful industrial strategy should include and provides examples of UK companies leading the way.

Why a successful industrial strategy will be low carbon and resource efficient

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