Better spending to clean up our waterways

Better spending to clean up our waterways
Eighty four per cent of our waters do not meet good status. Farm subsidies have been supporting agriculture that pollutes waterways and water companies have to pay to clean them up. 

We propose a new approach, aligning water company environmental spending with the new 'public money for public goods' farm support system.

Read our policy insight: From blue to green: how to get the best for the environment from spending on water

Recycling targets aren't enough

UK policies mean valuable resources are still wasted after collection
Recycling targets aren't enough
UK waste strategy relies on recycling targets to drive action. But, once collected, materials are often lost to the economy instead of providing a valuable stream of secondary raw material which could used by industry.
 
Our new report describes the scale of the problem and the opportunities for plastic, steel and critical raw materials.  We outline the measures that would 'pull' these materials back into use by manufacturing.
 
Completing the circle: creating effective UK markets for recovered resources
 

Future trade risk to food and farming standards

Future trade risk to food and farming standards
Our new report, based on analysis of Brexit trade scenarios, shows that trade deals with countries outside the EU which aim to cut food prices could expose the UK to lower food standards, poorer agricultural practices and greater environmental impacts.

Protecting standards in UK food and farming through Brexit 

Press release

New Tech Task Force launched

New Tech Task Force launched
Green Alliance launched the new Tech Task Force at an evening reception addressed by Claire Perry MP and the members of the Task Force: HVM Catapult, Innovate UK, Gambica, Schneider Electric and Ramboll. With it, we are setting out to make sure digital technologies help to close the north-south divide and make the UK a greener and more prosperous place for everyone. 

Read our blog about it here.


 

Our new strategy 2018-21

Building a green and prosperous UK
Our new strategy 2018-21
Our new strategy outlines our work over the next three years.

It describes how we will be deploying our skills and experience, developed over nearly 40 years, to target the areas we believe are most pressing. This includes growing political support for clean growth and environmental leadership, ensuring environmental protections are not weakened through Brexit and generating new ideas to create a green and prosperous UK in the decades to come.

Building a green and prosperous UK: our vision and strategy 2018-21

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