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Environmentalism? Crowdfunding is the way to go

The cost of living crisis has worrying consequences which reach beyond finding enough money to put food on the table, pay energy bills, and keep up with the mortgage or rent. More seemingly remote political concerns such as environmentalism suffer...

Time for Labour to lead on clean air

Air pollution kills 29,000 people every year in the UK, according to Public Health England. So clean air ought to be a political priority. But it isn’t.

Fortunately, those nasty Brussels bureaucrats are trying to protect public health. In December 2013...

How the politics of flooding is shifting

A week is a long time in politics, they say - so six months is clearly an absolute aeon.

Six months have now elapsed since Britain suffered the wettest winter ever that saw 7800 homes flooded and thousands more evacuated from...

Pride of Place

People’s sense of identity, shaped by their attachment to their local area, can sit at the heart of a new politics of the environment. Pride of Place: Land, community and a popular environmentalism calls for a revolution in the culture of...

Sustainability: Will animals hold the keys to Downing Street?

A recent YouGov poll on the importance of animal welfare to voters should be a wake-up call for all the political parties, but especially Labour.
Of course it didn’t say that animals are the biggest issue for most voters, but when...

Sustainability: Food for thought

The global population is growing, urbanising and becoming richer. We demand more resource-intensive foods, but the planet remains finite. The current imbalance between supply and demand is making food production increasingly unpredictable. The production systems we most rely on in...

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