Cutting Carbon Now is a Green Alliance project advocating immediate action across the UK economy to drastically reduce the UK’s contribution to climate change as the UK emerges from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government must be bold and ambitious as they lead us through the country's recovery. This project is pushing for the UK to build back better by investing in resource efficient and low carbon industries, ensuring a green and just recovery from COVID-19.

We are collaborating with many other climate-focused organisations, to amplify and align messages, and persuade the government that a green recovery is needed and possible now.
 
This page provides details on this project's recent activities.

Cutting Carbon Now is supported by the Network for Social Change.

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Latest blog

Did this budget really ‘get it done’ on the environment?

Did this budget really ‘get it done’ on the environment?

"This is the major test of the government’s resolve to deliver a green recovery"

Read our latest blog from head of politics, Chris Venables, on the important building blocks of an economy that not only works for the planet but also, equally importantly, for the security and welfare of the people of the UK too.

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Resources

Blueprint for a resilient recovery

Blueprint for a resilient recovery

The UK government has the chance to set a new path for the country that creates greater health, prosperity and security for the UK, protecting against future crises.

We present the case for action needed in five areas for a resilient recovery that ensures prosperity, health and renewal for the long term.

See our summary report, supported by full briefings.



 

Net zero policy tracker: parliamentary briefing

Net zero policy tracker: parliamentary briefing

This parliamentary briefing includes a March 2020: post-budget update and an assessment of new government commitments in policy areas such as agriculture, buildings, industry and power.

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Acting on net zero now

Acting on net zero now

We outline five policies that could get the UK back on track to meet its carbon budgets and on the road to net zero by 2050 at the latest. They would not only end the UK’s contribution to climate change, but save money, improve air quality, benefit nature and create new jobs.
 
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Latest events

Building back better: ensuring a green and just recovery

Building back better: ensuring a green and just recovery

On 4th June 2020, Green Alliance hosted an online event where we delved into the following question: how do we ensure that the recovery from Covid-19 has the environment and social justice at its heart?

Special guest speakers;

  • Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of the Elders
  • Lord Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics.
You can listen to highlights from this event on our podcast and watch the full event on our YouTube channel.

Contact

Chris Venables
Head of politics

Telephone: 020 7630 4527

Email: cvenables@green-alliance.org.uk

 
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