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On Borrowed Time: Future Generations and the Net Zero Transition

The transition to a net zero economy raises questions about when costs should be paid, and by whom. This paper aims to set out a plain-language summary of how to think through two questions with critical implications. How much should we pay now, to avert future costs? And how should we pay, given a choice between carbon pricing and borrowing?
Published: 14 June 2022
Author(s): Bill Anderson-Samways, John Hobby
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Putting British success on the menu: Time for a UK alternative proteins strategy

This report calls on the UK Government to adopt a comprehensive policy stance on alternative proteins.
Published: 10 June 2022
Author: Linus Pardoe
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Financial services and net zero: Seizing the opportunity

This briefing explores the role of financial services in decarbonising the UK economy. Looking at the exports and jobs opportunities that could arise from the UK capitalising on its comparative advantage in green financial services, the paper calls on policymakers to ensure that financial services can provide the capital needed for British industries to reach net zero.
Published: 03 May 2022
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Raúl Rosales
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Road to ruin? Public attitudes towards road pricing as an alternative to the current fuel duty regime

This briefing sets out new public opinion data on one - often deemed controversial - proposal for reforming Fuel and Vehicle Excise Duty: road-pricing.
Published: 15 October 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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Zeroing in: Net Zero disruption and opportunity at a local level

This report presents new analysis of the local-level risks and opportunities associated with efforts to reach Net Zero by 2050.
Published: 14 September 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Amy Norman
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Raising the steaks: developing a market for alternative protein in the UK

This briefing paper considers whether the UK Government should support the development of alternative meat products as part of fulfilling its Net Zero ambitions.
Published: 06 September 2021
Author: Linus Pardoe
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It ain’t easy being green: maintaining consumer trust in green goods and addressing ‘greenwashing’ claims

This report examines how government and regulators can address the presence of "greenwashing" to ensure consumers do not feel misled by the costs or benefits of climate policy and green goods.
Published: 31 August 2021
Author: Amy Norman
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Getting the green light: achieving sustainability at a local level

This briefing assesses what role councils and businesses can play in reaching Net Zero and makes a series of recommendations for financing and delivering vital net zero projects in our communities.
Published: 08 July 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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Together in electric dreams?

Decarbonising the surface transport sector is one of the most significant aspects of achieving the UK’s legal commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050. This report addresses the challenges of rolling out electric vehicles and charging infrastructure efficiently and fairly for all.
Published: 08 March 2021
Author: Amy Norman
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