Archives: Reports

Measuring up

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance examines the potential of targets to reduce resource use. Resource use is skyrocketing globally, with extraction of metals, minerals, fuels and bioresources increasing four-fold since 1970, resulting in dire environmental and social impacts. While the outgoing UK government said in 2018 that “we can no longer ignore”...

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A second wind: maximising the economic opportunity for UK wind manufacturing

This report from UK think tank IPPR argues for a green industrial strategy for the wind sector that should focus on expanding the UK’s wind manufacturing. In terms of offshore wind capacity, the UK is second in the world only to China. Yet in the next seven years, the UK must install triple the amount...

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A bus revolution: driving up prosperity across the regions

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance outlines a costed 5 year plan to better, greener buses. Buses remain the most used form of transport across the country and provide customers with a low cost and green option for travel. But recent years have seen passenger decline and routes being cut across the country....

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Moving together: a people-focussed pathway to fairer and greener transport

This report from UK think tank IPPR argues that the path to net zero has to be about the real-world impact. All decarbonisation pathways must be designed with people, and the principles of a just and fair transition, as their starting point.IPPR has been working to explore what a fair transition to net zero transport...

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Skills matter: shaping a just transition for workers in the energy sector

This report from UK think tank IPPR argues that delivering a just transition must include developing an understanding of future career options for energy sector workers. The transition to a net zero economy is both a necessity and an opportunity for the UK. In this report, we focus on the challenges workers face in the...

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Manifesto for a thriving world: IIED’s connected ambition, 2024 and beyond

This report from UK think tank the International Institute for Environment and Development presents their refreshed approach to impact. Following a year of review and dialogue, this manifesto presents IIED's refreshed approach to impact. This new approach to working on problems, in equitable learning partnerships, focuses on specific propositions to progress towards a thriving world....

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Our places, our planet

This report from UK think tank CLES sets out a road map for creating the conditions for local climate action. We stand on a precipice, one that is simultaneously fraught with danger and alive with possibility. That urgent action is needed on climate change is beyond doubt. Nor is there any question that our places...

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Changing the narrative on wealth inequality

This report from UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is offered as a means of sparking new conversations about the economy, wealth, and wealth inequality. Escalating wealth inequality is causing social and environmental harm. Although it is high and rising, public concern isn't keeping pace. Changing how wealth inequality is talked about could help...

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Behind the scenes of the National Food Strategy

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance analyses the strategy’s successes as well as areas where it could have gone better. The 2021 UK National Food Strategy Review took a systems wide approach to analysing problems within the food system. To learn from the formulation of the National Food Strategy we interviewed the central...

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Rethinking the food system for health, climate and nature

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance argues that a data-led approach to improving the food system can be used as a platform for the UK to display global influence. The 2021 UK National Food Strategy Review combined data driven evidence with wide stakeholder engagement to diagnose serious problems caused by the food system,...

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