At SERA, we believe that tackling environmental problems is key to delivering opportunity and fairness. From climate change to community energy, waste to transport, SERA is interested in the most important environmental and social challenges facing Britain – challenges that only Labour administrations can tackle.
Mike Franks is a longtime SERA member with an interest in energy politics. Early this century he helped to establish the sustainable development monitoring framework for the North West, and subsequently worked as a spatial and demographic analyst for Oldham. Mike attended COP24 as an observer for the Manchester based ‘Campaign for a Hydrogen Economy’.Continue reading
Anna McMorrin MP tells UK Ministers, “You can’t just throw money at Climate Change and hope it goes away.”On the 16th january Labour's Anna McMorrin MP led a debate in Westminster Hall on the ‘Response of UK Government to 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference’. You can watch the debate hereContinue reading
Our waste, our resources: Labour's Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling responds to the Government's Waste StrategyIn December 2018 the Government published its long awaited waste and recycling strategy including its ambitions and proposals to tackle plastic waste. England's household recycling rate has stalled at around 44% since 2011. Compare this to Labour controlled Wales where the recycling rate is 62.7%. Experts believe the UK is likely to miss its target of recycling 50% of household rubbish by 2020. Labour Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling Sandy Martin MP responds to the Government's plans.Continue readingMarvin Rees is the Mayor of Bristol. He tweets at @MarvinJRees. This article was originally published in SERA's magazine New Ground (Winter 2018)Continue reading
Ed Miliband calls for more action to bring environmental and social justice together on the anniversary of the Climate Change ActLord Andrew Adonis is a Labour peer, former transport secretary and former chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission. He has campaigned on vice-chancellor’s pay and now is a leading voice against Brexit. He tweets at @Andrew_AdonisContinue reading
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