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. 
 
We are collaborating with many other climate-focused organisations, to amplify and align messages, and persuade the government that new policies are needed and possible now.
 
This page provides details on this project's recent activities. See our newsletter for latest news.

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

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Latest blog

What's the beef with beef?

What's the beef with beef?

“Beef is like a loaded gun, pointed at the living world.” So began George Monbiot’s response to the publication of the IPCC’s report on land use, which cited dietary change alongside 28 other interventions that could end the roughly one third of total greenhouse gas emissions that come from the food system.

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Latest publications

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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How the UK can stop contributing to climate change

How the UK can stop contributing to climate change

The government can end the UK’s contribution to climate change within a generation. This report shows how it is readily achievable and desirable for the UK economy.

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Power to the people

Power to the people

Summarising the findings of two pilot citizens’ juries we held with Britain Thinks in 2019, this report indicates a strong public desire for the government to do more on climate change and which actions would be immediately popular. It offers insights, based on our experience, for those running the national citizens’ assembly on climate change and net zero.

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Latest events

London Climate Action Week debate

London Climate Action Week debate

During London Climate Action Week in July 2019 we jointly hosted an event with IPPR, including Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP and youth climate activist Scarlett Westbrook, about what needs to happen now to achieve the net zero target. Amongst other issues, it covered the third runway at Heathrow, the Green New Deal and Londoners’ appetite for tree planting.  

Listen to the highlights on our podcast

Contact

Paul McNamee
Head of Politics

Telephone: 020 7630 4527

Email: pmcnamee@green-alliance.org.uk
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