The case against new coal mines in the UK

The case against new coal mines in the UK

The UK has a legally binding target to reach net zero by 2050, so why are we still opening new coal mines?

This policy insight, written by a group of academics, explores why the the proposed new Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria is an unnecessary development that will hold up the decarbonisation of the steel industry.

Read the report: The case against new coal mines in the UK
Press release 15 Jan: ​New coal mines are incompatible with UK climate ambitions and unnecessary

Plastic is just the tip of the 'single use' iceberg

Plastic is just the tip of the 'single use' iceberg
We interviewed senior representatives from 12 major UK supermarkets and brands to discover what they are doing to shift away from plastic packaging. Our report reveals that, although change is happening, a disjointed approach is emerging. The companies told us they want the government to do more to direct the shift and set standards.

Read the report: Plastic promises: what the grocery sector is really doing about packaging

Press release 9 January: 'Plastic is just the tip of the single use iceberg'

Building a circular economy

How a new approach to infrastructure would help to stop waste
Building a circular economy

The level of infrastructure for recycling, reuse, repair and remanufacture has a major influence on whether resources can be preserved to use again or whether they are lost forever. 

The government says it wants to develop a circular economy, we show what needs to change to achieve it.

Building a circular economy: how a new approach to infrastructure can put an end to waste
 

Cutting Carbon Now

Cutting Carbon Now
Keep up to date with our major project advocating immediate action across the UK economy to reduce the UK’s contribution to climate change. 


Read about our work on Cutting Carbon Now 

 

Countdown to COP26

Perspectives on UK climate action in 2020
Countdown to COP26
In six short essays, commentators from different sectors outline what they want the new government to prioritise over the next year ahead of the UK hosting the UN climate summit COP26 in Glasgow.

Countdown to COP26

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