Cllr Tom Hayes, Executive Board member for a Safer & Greener Environment at Oxford City Council writes on the action local authorities can and must take to tackle air pollution. Tom joined our panel on clean air at Labour conference, you can watch it on YouTube here Continue reading
With 12 years to save the planet, Tory budget does nothing to stop future catastrophic climate change
SERA's response to the Conservative Government's 2018 Budget Continue reading
Holly Lynch MP was until recently Shadow DEFRA Minister for fisheries. She is Labour MP for Halifax and is currently taking maternity leave from the front bench. In the Summer Holly wrote an article for our magazine New Ground on plastic straws. The government are currently consulting on their proposals for a ban on plastic straws. We encourage SERA members and supporters to submit a response to the consultation and sharing your responses with SERA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
Green GB Week takes place between the 15th and 19th October - events listed here. With the latest IPCC report published last week with clear warnings on the need for urgent action to limit climate change, Green GB Week is not a time to celebrate government inaction, rather to campaign for real clean growth, writes SERA member Sydney Charles Continue reading
Alan Whitehead, Shadow Energy & Climate Change Minister and Labour MP for Southampton Test writes for SERA arguing the Government response to the plastic problem has been completely inadequate despite pressure from the public to act. He explains the current problems with the UK's recycling system and the pressing need for action. This article was originally published in the Summer 2018 edition of SERA's New Ground Magazine. Continue reading
Providing the skills and jobs: How can Labour ensure no one is left behind by the transition to the green economy?
As part of SERA’s fringe programme at Labour Party conference 2018 a roundtable in partnership with NUS and the Greener Jobs Alliance discussed the just transition to a low carbon economy and the role of education, skills and training in ensuring no one is left behind by this transition Continue reading
As part of SERA's fringe programme at Labour Party Conference 2018, we held an event supported by the Campaign for Better Transport & Tideway on "Moving with the times: Why Labour must green its transport and infrastructure". There was a fantastic line-up including Lord Andrew Adonis (former Transport Secretary), Daniel Zeichner MP (former Shadow Transport Minister) and Rachael Maskell MP (Labour's Shadow Transport Minister). Continue reading
A Socialist Transport Network- the next Labour Government can build on the approach being taken in the Liverpool City Region.
Cllr Liam Robinson chairs the Liverpool Transport Committee and MerseyTravel and is Liverpool City Region portfolio holder for Transport and Air Quality. He joins us for our discussion on green transport at Labour Conference in Liverpool alongside Shadow Transport Minister Rachael Maskell MP Find out more Continue reading
Despite the government's lack of action, Oxford City Council working with Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth show local Labour governments can make a real difference to tackle air pollution. Cllr Tom Hayes will be speaking at our clean air fringe event at Labour conference. Find out more here Continue reading
Debbie Leach, Chief Executive at Thames21 wrote for SERA's magazine New Ground recently on the the huge issue of wet wipes polluting the Thames. Although the new super sewer being built deep under London will help, there is still much politicians and industry could do to clean up the mess Continue reading