The UK has been a world leader in setting carbon targets and curbing CO2 emissions. In contrast, the US has had high CO2 emissions and low interest in climate diplomacy. Over the past four years however, the balance has shifted.
This infographic compares UK and US attitudes and commitments to climate leadership and how this has changed over time.
Up until the general election, the Task Force will be looking at government institutions and the reforms necessary for a step change in the UK’s resource productivity. Our previous analysis has shown poor recycling systems alone are losing the UK £1.7 billion a year and that action by government is needed.
Economics and green policy seminars
Led by Green Alliance’s chief economist Julian Morgan, in conversation with leading economists, these seminars are designed to explore and explain the orthodoxies underpinning green policy and the arguments used to support or challenge them.
The work Green Alliance has been doing with fellow Conservative parliamentarians is hugely valuable, helping to inform and drive forward the environmental agenda on the centre right
Rt Hon Greg Barker MPMinister for energy and climate change
The calibre of thinking and analysis by Green Alliance on the circular economy has been outstanding
Ramon Arratia,European sustainability director, Interface
Green Alliance is a constructive and engaging advocate for a greener economy. It has helped to put energy efficiency further up the policy agenda, and produced influential analysis of opportunities for the UK
Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
We've always valued the work we do with Green Alliance because it makes us think. They act as critical friends and challenge us in safe conditions, which is a unique context for a company
Paula Bateman,Head of corporate affairs, Rockwool
Green Alliance has deservedly become a powerful voice in debates about sustainability
Lord Giddens,Emeritus professor, London School of Economics
Green Alliance consistently produces an unusual combination of extremely well researched publications with innovation and creativity
Laura Sandys MP
One of Green Alliance's biggest contributions has been helping NGOs to identify the really big challenges and shape common goals
Dame Fiona Reynolds,Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Green Alliance combines expert insight and analysis with first rate networks among business, political and NGO leaders
Craig Jones,Director of government affairs, Alstom
Green Alliance plays a critical role in sharing intelligence and helping the environment community work strategically together
Craig Bennett,Director of policy and campaigns, Friends of the Earth
Green Alliance is an increasingly influential force in pushing the argument for a low carbon economy
Jim Pickard,Chief political correspondent, Financial Times