UK's climate leadership threatened by Brexit
Eleven senior climate advocates voice their concern
In a letter to The Guardian
, convened by Green Alliance, eleven senior climate advocates from many political traditions and sectors, including Lord Turner, Sir Crispin Tickell and Lord Deben, have voiced their concern that the country’s standing as an international climate leader would recede within months of Britain leaving the EU.
They say "Brexit would damage our national interest by reducing our diplomatic leverage. Never again would a British official be able to play such a pivotal role in climate negotiations. Never again would we be in a position to persuade 27 other European nations to follow our lead."
More information and resources about the EU referendum.
The environmental case for staying in the EU
With the EU referendum fast approaching, our journal Inside Track focuses on the environmental case for staying in the EU. We hear a range of perspectives from those who have seen EU environmental policy from the inside, and those who have observed the changes to the UK's environment on the outside.
We also update you on Green Alliance's latest projects, including how we are changing the debate around renewables and our initiative with eight other environmental organisations to set out actions for the next mayor of London.
Contributors include Lord Deben
, Stanley Johnson
and Professor Andrew Jordan
of the Tyndall Centre.
Read the latest edition of Inside Track #greenerin
Renewable energy locator
How does your area compare on renewables in England and Wales?
We’ve created a Renewable Energy Locator
which makes it possible to see how renewables are doing in different areas of England and Wales, compared by region, county and local authority, searching by name or postcode.
Using data commissioned from Regen SW
, it includes information from nearly 700,000 individual projects, accurate to the end of March 2015.
Find out how your area compares
on renewables and share the results on social media.
How to build on UK strengths in renewable energy
Renewables are a UK success story: they're an important source of private investment and jobs, they have a proven track record of delivery and are persistently popular with the public. Their costs have also fallen significantly.
We are close to the point where renewables will be able to out-compete their polluting rivals, but unclear signals from the government are holding back necessary investment.
show why and how new investment is needed in renewable technologies to reduce the risk of a capacity shortfall and to make it possible to meet the UK's carbon budgets.
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