Green Economy

Why Labour Can Deliver on Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

I would like Labour to do more on the environment, and I would like it to become one of their top priorities, and let's be fair, at this election, so far it hasn't. But for this to happen, I believe we need to challenge the party from within, which is why I joined. The more members of the Labour party who care and challenge green issues, the more likely it is that it will become a core Labour policy.

Is This the Dawn of an Economic Revolution?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Claudia Delpero

When we hear the same story from different sources, we usually start paying attention. This month, several organisations alerted us to the broken links between economic growth and people's wellbeing. More importantly, it appears that governments are taking notice. Could this be the dawn of an economic revolution? Let's look at the story.

Why Aren't Any of the UK's Main Political Party Leaders Willing to Talk About Climate Change?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

If Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron really don't want all their green-minded supporters to flock to the Greens, they must do more to convince voters that on these issues they actually offer a pro-environment alternative to the Greens.

UK Government: 'Keep Calm and Cut Carbon Emissions be 80%'

Sarah Willis | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Sarah Willis

Over the next 46 years we can expect to see serious steps taken towards creating a safer and more sustainable environment not only for future generations but for us now.

Do Schools Need a Green Wake-up Call?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Trewin Restorick

An independent YouGov poll, released by environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan, shows that schools are not providing young people with the skills to secure employment in the fast growing 'green economy'...

Where's Our Sense of Urgency?

Green Futures | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Green Futures

The reach of solar will spread, the scale will increase, and the impact on people's lives will be massive. But the crucial question is, when? Around the world, dozens of universities and research institutes are hard at work trying to mimic the phenomenon of photosynthesis.

Why Social Enterprise Attracts Women

Green Futures | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK
Green Futures

Worldwide, thousands of women are setting up businesses - small and large - that create jobs and deliver wider social and environmental benefits.

Revealed: Study Finds the National Media Anti-Renewable

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

A recent YouGov poll, showed overwhelming public support for renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Despite this in a report released last week...

COP 18: What Doha Must Deliver

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

There are huge and exciting business opportunities in the development of low carbon technologies, which we must seize on immediately.

The Secret Recession Success Story: Green Jobs

Joe Ware | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Joe Ware

One of the biggest secrets of the current UK recession is that there is one sector which is booming. Strangely this sector is often perceived as at odds with economic growth, holding back industry and a luxury we can't afford with the nation's finances in a slump. This booming growth sector is the green economy.

Green Skills: Time for Some Joined-Up Thinking

Michael Townsend | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In the fifth and final part of our 'Sustainable Business: As If people Matter' series, Michael Townsend looks at the skills challenge - and how we might close the gap as we move towards a sustainable and low-carbon economy.

World Environment Day: Why Rio+20 Matters

Joe Ware | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK
Joe Ware

With the global economy still in the doldrums, this year's World Environment Day on June 5 is trumpeting the merits of the Green Economy as an alternative way of creating jobs and growth -- without trashing the planet.

Government Backs Wrong Horses for Economic Growth

David Nussbaum | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
David Nussbaum

Today's Budget will prompt much debate in the weeks ahead about misplaced priorities, missed opportunities and the larger question of whose interests this Budget really serves. But from my perspective, the Chancellor has failed to put the green economy where it should be - firmly at the centre of a plan for growth.

The Green Economy: Blessing or Curse?

David Hone | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK
David Hone

The above was the title of a panel debate hosted by the UK newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, late last week. There is a short write up in the Saturday e...

For the People: The Bottom Line for Sustainability

Michael Townsend | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

To ensure that we have enough customers, we need to make sure enough people have jobs, and with that sufficient disposable income with which to meet their 'needs' and, if they are lucky, stretch to a few 'wants' as well.

Supply and Demand: Key Trends in Carbon Consumption

Hugh Jones | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Tech
Hugh Jones

Regulatory pressures, the need to improve efficiency and save money, and the promise of reputational gain have driven many large organisations to look at how they can measure and reduce carbon in their own business.

Green growth or green confusion?

David Hone | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK
David Hone

I have just been at the inaugural Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen. This was a high level event, opened by the Crown Prince of Denmark an...

What Can Manchester Teach the Tories About the Economy?

Julian Dobson | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Politics
Julian Dobson

It's somehow appropriate that the Conservative Party should be holding its conference in Cottonopolis at a time when the chickens of unchecked capital are coming home to roost.

What Can Government Do About Unemployment?

Richard Lawson | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Lawson

With the Green Wage Subsidy, that same money is transformed into a stimulus for a vibrant and positive sector of the economy that benefits society and environment.

Focusing on Green Growth Would Have Boosted Yesterday's growth figures. It's time for the Chancellor to Think Again

Luciana Berger | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

The Chancellor should have built upon the solid 1.2% second quarter growth he inherited from Labour last year. Instead he is cutting too far and too fast - hitting families, costing jobs and making it much harder to get the deficit down. We're already borrowing £46 billion more than was expected this year.