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.
Hugh Atkinson, distinguished Research Fellow, Schumacher Institute and a member of SERA and Croydon Central Labour Party writes for SERA on the opportunity the Sustainable Development Goals hold for supporting our planet and the lack of government response to this opportunity.Continue readingAndrea Grainger is an environmental campaigner and SERA member guest writing for the SERA blog on the role strong communities and consumer democracy can play in building the environmental movement in the UK.Continue readingJacinda Ardern, Leader of the NZ Labour Party wrote for SERA a few weeks before New Zealand went to the polls to elect their next Prime Minister. Since becoming Prime Minister Jacinda has been tackling climate change head on and standing up to some of the most powerful global industries. Jacinda Ardern addressed the Paris Institute of Political Studies on the 16th April 2018 and her speech is below.Continue readingThe 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 their Pesticide Free London Pledge to show their support for making London the first city in the UK to go pesticide free.Continue readingOn 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.Continue readingDr 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 hereContinue reading
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