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Bridging the Social and Environmental Movements since 1973

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.

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    Making London the first UK city to go pesticide-free!

    The Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) write for SERA about their campaign for a Pesticide Free London. PAN UK is asking all candidates in the London election to take our Pesticide Free London Pledge to show their support for making London the fist city in the UK to go pesticide free.
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    Tackling Climate Change locally; Our Planet, Our Borough

    On 22 March, Haringey Labour Party Climate Change and Environment Group hosted a community event.  Our Planet, Our Borough - Haringey and the Climate Change Challenge saw over one hundred and twenty borough residents turn up for an evening of information and action planning. Communities must come together to work on climate change and to explain to voters how Labour will implement the transition to a green economy for the many, not the few. 
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    Long read: Driven Grouse Shooting - the Case for a ban

    Dr Gerard Hobley is a biological chemistry researcher; an author of a number of publications; an active RSC member; and reviewer for Tetrahedron Letters. In 2013 he completed a teacher training course at Bradford College and has since been teaching in FE colleges. Gerard writes an extensive piece for SERA on the case for banning driven grouse shooting. The Labour Party are currently consulting on their Animal Welfare plans which includes a proposal to increase penalties for criminal behaviour as well as improve enforcement and prosecution rates for the persecution of birds of prey. You can let Labour know your thoughts on their Animal Welfare plan by clicking here
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    To really "take back control" of UK fisheries, we must treat fishing rights as a public resource

    Griffin Carpenter is an environmental economist at the New Economics Foundation. He writes for SERA  arguing that fishing quotas should be reallocated with some of the quota allocated based on social and environmental criteria to benefit our marine environment  
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    If the Conservatives were serious about the environment they would call a halt to badger culls

    Andrew Coles is a West Oxfordshire District Councillor for Witney Central. The conservative government are considering extending its Badger cull to Oxfordshire. Andrew argues if the Tories really were serious about the environment they would halt the cull
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    SERA's submission to the Labour Party Democracy Review

    SERA co-chairs Melanie Smallman and Jake Sumner write SERA's submission to the Labour Party Democracy Review explaining the unique, long and ongoing relationship SERA and Labour have in tackling some of the most important issues of our time. 
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