Green Britain – A New Vision Of Britain


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As the world unites for the Paris Climate Talks, it is time for a new vision of Britain to enhance our green and pleasant land

Major events around the world have swiftly and starkly brought many of the big climate change issues to forefront of the minds of the international community representatives at the Paris Climate Talks

The extreme weather event in Northern Britain in recent days should be another catalyst for action

The political landscape is shifting, we have experienced Cool Britannia and Cruel Britannia, now it’s time to move on and the new era of multi-party politics has brought more environmentally conscious political parties onto the scene

The Labour Party has elected a leader, Jeremy Corbyn, with a huge mandate who is a supporter of One Million Climate Jobs and was the only anti-fracking candidate in the leadership election

The Green Party are gaining popularity in the mainstream, the green surge resulted in more than a million votes on General Election Day 2015 and the Green Party, and the Reality Party, have called for a peaceful revolution

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) have already mapped how to transfer to a zero carbon economy in the Zero Carbon Britain Report

The people of the UK are still waiting for the promised Greenest Government Ever, but it has to happen now, and there are signs that the people are no longer prepared to wait

In the North there are growing calls for a cleaner, greener alternative to the “Northern Powerhouse”, the science community has major concerns regarding some of the planned projects and the governments’ approach needs urgent scientific intervention and review

The old mis-conception that going green is bad for business has been knocked out of the ball park, but what needs to be clarified is what exactly is green technology as there are too many businesses attempting to greenwash their operations

Public opposition to fracking grows ever higher and it is time for the UK to drop the fracking fantasy and move on

The business world is changing at a rapid pace towards the green economy and all of Britains’ businesses should be making all efforts to keep up with the pace of projects such as the Apollo Project, the David Attenborough inspired renewable energy project, and Breakthrough Energy

Green scientists and entrepreneurs should be aware of the investment funds that can be tapped into such as the Northern Powerhouse Fund and Greater Manchester Life Sciences Fund

In Manchester, the European City Of Science, we have the responsibility of creating the Industrial Revolution to atone for, and the opportunities to become a leader in the Green Revolution, meeting Friends of the Earths’ Four Challenges For Manchester and making the transfer to a Carbon Neutral City

We know that we have to transfer to a zero carbon economy, the challenge for civil society, business and politicians now is how fast we can transfer

One Million Climate Jobs could potentially provide some solutions to inequality, poverty, austerity, unemployment, active citizenship and apprenticeship levels

The way forward should include increased democracy, including energy democratisation, improved business Future Maker models, following the lead of Breakthrough Energy and the Apollo Project, investing in, and encouraging Britains’ green economists and green scientists to make the big breakthroughs


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