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Keeping it green

Sarah Sackman

Day one in the job and Theresa May wasted no time in resetting the direction of the UK’s environmental policy. Whether her decisions to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and to install her former leadership rival Andrea Leadsom at Environment, Food and Rural Affairs were taken for reasons of political expediency…

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The green thread

Ed Wallis

In an evolving and fragmented devolution policy landscape, green infrastructure can be the ‘green thread’ that binds devo deals together, writes Ed Wallis.  For a long time, the environment has found itself cast to the periphery of political debate. The hopeful spirit of the early 21st century, which saw making poverty history and securing the…

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Shaping a green politics

Ruth Davis

Leaving the European Union creates huge risks and opportunity for our environment. A great many of the laws that protect it are underpinned by the EU, and could be at least partially unravelled should the Government have the appetite to do so. Yet the UK remains a place where people care deeply about the natural…