For Britain to lead on climate change, Brexit must be stopped - Lord Adonis

Lord Andrew Adonis is a Labour peer, former transport secretary and former chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission. He has campaigned on vice-chancellor’s pay and now is a leading voice against Brexit. He tweets at @Andrew_Adonis Continue reading

Where do the candidates stand on the environment?

The election for the next leader of the Welsh Labour party and First Minister of Wales is underway. SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign asked the three candidates for their green vision for Wales.  Continue reading

Local power drives change – why councils hold the keys to the electric car revolution

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

The Last Straw

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  Continue reading

Green GB Week - What has the Government ever done for 'Green Britain'?

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

How warm words, little action and plastic recovery don't mix

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

Labour's Shadow Transport Minister Rachael Maskell MP on green transport and infrastructure

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

A Green Jobs Guarantee?

Andrea Grainger is an environmental campaigner and SERA member, guest writing for the SERA blog on a Green Jobs Guarantee and community development. Continue reading

Labour Council, Greenpeace and Friends of the earth sign Charter for Clean Air

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