Britain's trading future

A post-Brexit export strategy led by clean growth
Britain's trading future
The UK is in the process of developing an independent trade strategy, as part of the Brexit process, and its industrial strategy is focused on maximising the opportunity of clean growth. Recent ONS statistics also revealed that UK low carbon industries are the fastest growing sector in the economy.

This policy insight sets out what a trade strategy, designed to benefit UK businesses in a decarbonising world, would look like. It recommends that the UK should seek regulatory alignment with the EU on low carbon goods and services to enable the sector to continue to thrive.

Read the report: Britain's trading future: a post-Brexit export strategy led by clean growth
Press release: 21 February 2018 

Protecting our assets

Using Natural Infrastructure Schemes to support sustainable agriculture
Protecting our assets
We are exploring how our Natural Infrastructure Scheme (NIS) concept, devised with the National Trust in 2016, could work in practice in the Anglian river basin. 

The Anglian river basin has some of England's most productive farmland but suffers from soil loss and nitrate pollution, at a cost to the environment and businesses. The NIS mechanism can provide a new source of income for farmers and reduce environmental degradation.

Read the report: Protecting our assets: using Natural Infrastructure Schemes to support sustainable agriculture


A new direction for UK resource strategy

Achieving a modern, resource efficient economy beyond Brexit
 A new direction for UK resource strategy
Brexit is a time of great risk for resource policy in the UK but it also presents huge opportunities. 

Our new report highlights the threats, including increased exposure to harmful chemicals and shoddy products. But it also outlines a direction for future strategy that would set the UK on a path to being a high standards, resource efficient economy that works better for the environment and for business.

Read the report: A new direction for UK resource strategy after Brexit

Press release: 4 December 2017

UK trade in a decarbonising world

How well positioned is the UK in the fast growing global low carbon market?
UK trade in a decarbonising world
Exporting low carbon solutions is a great trade opportunity for the UK as it redefines its place in the world.

Our new report, produced in partnership with CAFOD, Christian Aid, Greenpeace, RSPB and WWF, highlights the UK's strengths and weaknesses to compete in global low carbon market. It recommends that the government invests to maximise UK business opportunities and puts clean growth at the heart of trade talks.

Read the report: UK trade in a decarbonising world
Event: 'Trade in a decarbonising world: where the UK can lead' with Claire Perry MP

Press release: 29 November 2017


Greener UK

Latest Risk Tracker update raises concern about Brexit impact on the environment
Greener UK
Green Alliance is a member of Greener UK, a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, united in the belief that leaving the EU is a pivotal moment to restore and enhance the UK's environment.

Greener UK's experts have been assessing the environmental impact of Brexit. The latest update of its Brexit Risk Tracker, published in January 2018, reveals significant concerns in the areas of air quality, chemicals, waste and climate.

Greener UK's manifesto sets out the eight actions needed to make the vision of a greener UK a reality and 184 MPs have so far signed up to Greener UK's Pledge for the Environment.

Read about the Withdrawal Bill amendments Greener UK has proposed to ensure environmental protections are maintained.

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