Environment and Climate Change
Fair or fowl? The state and future of farmed animal welfare in the UK
The UK is a nation of animal lovers, but are we doing enough to understand and reduce animal suffering everywhere– even farms? In this report, we attempt to identify a working definition and practical measure of animal welfare to understand where we are as a society, and where we might be headed. It is the first of three reports investigating the likelihood and potential for alternative proteins to reducing animal suffering.
|Published:||25 May 2023|
|Author(s):||Jake Shepherd, Khazna Chami, Aveek Bhattacharya|
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|
Installing for time? New evidence on the attitudes of home heat installers towards decarbonisation and heat pumps
This report draws attention to the home heat workforce - the plumbers, heating and gas engineers, and installers - who will be playing an essential in delivering the UK's net zero targets. It provides much-needed insight into the challenges and barriers facing the industry, and highlights the need for policymakers to step in and address them.
|Published:||08 February 2022|
|Author(s):||Amy Norman, Niamh O Regan|
Did no one call the plumber? Analysis of the Heat and Buildings Strategy’s approach to skills and workers
This briefing paper analyses the Government’s recent Heat and Buildings Strategy, published last month, insofar that it provides clarity, direction and support for the workers who would deliver the decarbonisation of home heat and thus play a key role in the UK’s Net Zero plans.
|Published:||18 November 2021|
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|
Banking on building back better – How can a stakeholder economy help rebuild the UK after COVID-19?
This essay series, collected in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute, re-evaluates the concept of the stakeholder economy in light of the economic and social shockwaves delivered by the Coronavirus pandemic.
|Published:||16 March 2021|
|Author:||Social Market Foundation|