Work for SERA

We are looking for a National Organiser to work from our London office, to provide administrative, organisational, fundraising and campaign support to the SERA Co-Chairs and Executive, to implement SERA’s strategy and to make sure we run as an effective membership and campaigning organisation. If you are passionate about climate and the environment, have good administrative and IT skills and experience of events and fundraising, find out more below. Continue reading

Zero Carbon Oxford

Last week (4 February 2021) Oxford City Council announced that Oxford can become zero carbon by 2040. Cllr Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford (and long-standing SERA member) explains: Continue reading

Teaching the future

Max Smith is a campaigner formerly working with the UK Student Climate Network and Teach the Future. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground.   Continue reading

How York is going car free

Jonny Crawshaw is the Labour Councillor for Micklegate Ward, York. Jonny tweets @JonnyPolitics. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground. Continue reading

Labour leading the fight on the climate and air quality emergencies in the Liverpool City Region

Liam Robinson is the Labour Councillor for Kensington & Fairfield, Chair of Merseytravel Transport Committee and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Transport Portfolio Holder. Liam tweets at @liamrobinson24. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground. Photo: Beverley Goodwin Continue reading

Waltham Forest Mini-Holland blueprint for the ‘new normal’

Clyde Loakes is the Labour Councillor for Leytonstone Ward and Deputy Leader and Environment portfolio holder for Waltham Forest Council. He tweets @Labourstone. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground. Photo credit: Clyde Loakes Continue reading

What is Labour’s role in saving nature?

Ruth Chambers leads the Greener UK unit’s parliamentary work on environmental legislation at Green Alliance. Ruth tweets at @ruthmchambers. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground. Click here for photo source Continue reading

Oxford’s citizens assembly on climate change

Labour Councillor Tom Hayes is Oxford City Council’s Deputy Leader and Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford Cabinet Member. He tweets @CllrTomHayes. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground. Continue reading

Notes from a 1.2°C world

Laurie Laybourn-Langton is a researcher and co-author of a forthcoming book about environmental breakdown, published by Verso. He tweets @Laurie_L_L. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground. Click here for photo source Continue reading

Getting work and workers into the cleaner air equation

Mick Holder CMIOSH, is an occupational and environmental health and safety journalist and campaigner. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2020 edition of SERA's flagship magazine, New Ground. Photo credit: Mick Holder Continue reading

THE RETURN OF THE ENVIRONMENT BILL

Regular contributor and SERA member, Victor Anderson, here dives into the Environment Bill's complicated journey through Parliament and sets out ways in which it must be strengthened to protect our environment. Image by David Mark. Continue reading

Scrutiny has a critical role to play in making sure Councils meet their climate targets

Leanne Werner is a Labour Councillor in Southwark and a SERA member. Over the last 16 months, Leanne has chaired a scrutiny commission looking at ways to improve air quality in Southwark and meet overall climate targets. In honour of Clean Air Day 2020, Leanne writes for SERA on what a clean air strategy should look like at the local level. Continue reading