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The story of nature’s champions

Richard Benwell

From backbenches to Brussels and back again When the Commons Environmental Audit Committee rightly concluded that “the UK’s membership of the EU has been a crucial factor in the shaping of its environmental policy”, there was something of a backlash. How can it be possible that: (a) the EU has made Britain adopt higher environmental…

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A renaissance in democracy?

Lily Blake

Social media has the potential to resuscitate the democratic process. During the 1990s, voter turn out and engagement declined rapidly amongst young people. Political party membership has also decreased across Europe and in the UK. Fewer people are participating and engaging with politics. The mandate to govern is supposed to be derived from the electorate’s…

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Transforming transport

Margherita Rendel

Climate change and the lack of public transport are closely connected, but this not a connection that is currently being discussed. This matters. We all know that climate change is caused by greenhouse gases including particulates which come from burning fossil fuels. One-third of these come from cars, lorries, vans, buses, coaches, trains and some…