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.
As a socialist society, SERA has always been pro european and passionate supporters of the EU. More than any other policy issue, the climate and environment emergency requires a global cooperative effort to tackle the crisis. Today we want to publicly thank and pay tribute to our Labour MEPs and the S&D group that have worked to promote social and environmental justice over the last forty years across Europe. Theresa Griffin MEP writes exclusively for SERA on Labour's climate success in Europe. Theresa is Chair of the European Parliamentary Labour Party and lead Member for Energy, Industry and Digital.Continue readingFor this piece exclusive to SERA's blog, Jo Smith, content writer for the Immigration Advice Service discusses the important issue of disaster-induced displacement. With the rapid escalation of extreme weather events, Jo argues that it is time to address the matter of climate refugees.Continue readingCllr Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council portfolio holder for Safer, Greener, Environment writes for SERA about the launch of Oxford's Zero Emissions Zone. Here Tom shows how, faced with the Conservatives' lack of action on climate, Labour councils such as the one in Oxford are leading way on tackling the climate crisis. Find Tom on Twitter at @CllrTomHayes. Bridge of Sighs, OxfordContinue readingCllr Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council portfolio holder for Safer, Greener, Environment writes for SERA about the outcome of Oxford's Citizen Assembly on Climate Change and the Council's consequent climate emergency budget, which reflects the views of the Assembly.Continue readingThis article was originally published in SERA's Summer 2019 edition of New Ground. Jake Sumner is SERA's Co-Chair, in this article he argues that following Parliament's declaration of an environment and climate emergency in May 2019, we need a Climate Emergency Spending Review to achieve the urgent and rapid response our planet needs.Continue reading
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