Plant-based politics

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Plant-based politics

In our latest podcast, we spoke to Baroness Anne Jenkin of Kennington, a Conservative peer about the benefits of veganism.
 
We discuss the importance of cutting meat consumption to tackle climate change, concerns about animal welfare and what more the government could do to promote plant-based options.

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Closing the UK's green skills gap

Closing the UK's green skills gap
The UK is facing an acute skills shortage that could undermine its commitment to net zero and levelling up the country.

Training up the workforce will enable the government to marry its environmental aims with its economic and social ambitions.

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Press release: 'Acute skills shortage could squander green jobs opportunity, says think tank'

Creating fair and robust natural capital markets

Creating fair and robust natural capital markets
Increasing interest in natural capital, including from companies looking for carbon offsets, is opening up new opportunities for the land-based economy. But a flood of new money into rural areas is neither guaranteed, nor will it necessarily support the multiple objectives asked of the land.

Our two new reports explore the technical and ethical issues around new natural capital markets and make recommendations for a fair and robust system. 

Read our reports: Natural capital: the battle for control and The opportunities of agri-carbon markets: policy and practice

Not going the extra mile

Driving less to tackle climate change
Not going the extra mile
Switching to electric vehicles will cut carbon emissions, but reducing traffic is also needed to make sure the UK hits its transport emission targets.

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Press release 'UK efforts to cut transport emissions could fail unless congestion also tackled, says think tank'

Critical point

Securing the raw materials needed for the UK's green transition
Critical point
Green technologies vital for net zero, like electric vehicles and solar panels, are made with critical raw materials with supply chain risks. 

The UK can reduce our reliance on these minerals by cutting energy use while keeping them in the economy for longer through recycling and reuse. 

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Press release: ‘Rapidly expanding the recycling of products, like solar panels and electric vehicles, would avoid UK supply chain risks from China

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