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.
SERA members Tony Allan, Charlie Clutterbuck, Tony Colman and Richard Kuper here set out an in depth analysis of our food system and explore how Labour policy must develop from and improve on the 2019 manifesto to meet the demands of Britain's escalating food crisis. Photo: Rene Cortin, license link.Continue readingRegular contributor, Victor Anderson, here dives into the Agriculture Bill's journey through Parliament and explains how the UK might face lower food standards after Brexit Photo: Zorba the Geek / A sea of ripe wheat / (cropped for SERA website)Continue readingMelanie Smallman and Jake Sumner, SERA: Labour’s Environment Campaign Co-chairs In response to the Chancellor's mini budget today, Melanie Smallman and Jake Sumner set out what green recovery should look like. They argue that the Government’s announcements so far have been inadequate and instead what’s needed are policies that have a twin focus on tackling the climate crisis and building a more secure society. The Government is falling us on both these fronts.Continue readingOn Monday, SERA and Labour Business hosted an event with Ed Miliband MP, Liam Byrne MP and Matt Pennycook MP. It brought together regional, national and international perspectives on the green recovery. Many thanks to the high number of SERA members, Labour Party members and Labour Business stakeholders who joined us earlier this week. We streamed this live on our Facebook page, and the recording is available to watch on demand below. As we look to rebuild our economy for build a better, greener and fairer future, we hope to see some of the excellent points raised by members included in Labour's National Policy Forum consultation report.Continue readingSERA member Victor Anderson writes for SERA's blog on the Dasgupta Review of the economics of biodiversity, which published its interim report at the start of last month. Here Victor outlines the limitations of the report, particularly its framing and focus on market-based environmental economics, and asks whether we should view nature and biodiversity as more than just 'assets' that can maximise profits.Continue readingHugh Atkinson, SERA Member and Distinguished Research Fellow Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Bristol, writes for SERA's blog about the climate solutions that the financial sector has to offer.Continue reading
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