Summer reception 2017

"We have an opportunity to be global leaders in the fight against climate change."
Summer reception 2017
At Green Alliance's summer reception on Thursday 13 July, the new Secretary of State for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP spoke about his love for the environment and the opportunities to strengthen and enhance environmental protection.

"We have a chance to make this chapter one of global significance, one that people can look back on and say that our generation lived up to that challenge, and passed onto the next generation a planet that was greener, cleaner, better, richer."

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Greener UK

Greener UK coalition launches Risk Tracker assessing Brexit environmental impact
Greener UK
Greener UK is a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, united in the belief that leaving the EU is a pivotal moment to restore and enhance the UK's environment.

On the anniversary of the referendum, the coalition published its first assessment of the environmental impact of Brexit under its comprehensive Risk Tracker. The Risk Tracker shows which policy areas are more secure, and which are most at risk.

Greener UK's manifesto sets out eight necessary actions to make the vision of a greener UK a reality.

Greening the city regions

Opportunities for new metro mayors
Greening the city regions
Six city regions elected new metro mayors in May 2017. This new tier of power offers a unique opportunity for green leadership, to create a vision for a sustainable future and to tackle some of the most pressing environmental challenges in the city regions.
This report by Campaign for Better Transport, CPRE, Green Alliance, National Trust and The Wildlife Trusts sets out actions that new leaders can take to make their city regions greener, cleaner and more liveable.

Greening the city regions: opportunities for new metro mayors

People power

How consumer choice is changing the UK energy system
People power
Small scale, low carbon energy technologies such as electric cars are rapidly falling in cost as their popularity grows.

The UK’s future energy market will not only consist of passive customers buying power from big and distant power stations. Instead it will increasingly be owned and operated by those who purchase these technologies.

We propose four government interventions that are necessary to actively govern the new, and swiftly unfolding, energy future.

People power: how consumer choice is changing the UK energy system

Industrial strategy fit for the future

Perspectives on building a competitive UK economy
Industrial strategy fit for the future
The UK’s industrial strategy aims to boost business productivity and create good quality jobs across the country.

The industrial strategy should capitalise on the growth in green goods and services, as low carbon development and resource efficiency are important drivers of competitive advantage.

A collection of seven essays, published by Green Alliance, brings together leading business and policy voices on building an industrial strategy fit for the future.

Industrial strategy fit for the future: perspectives on building a competitive UK economy

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