After Covid, Brexit Returns: the next six months will see reality kick in, such as £200m to cover costs of custom checks of trade with Northern Ireland. Three challenges for the UK environment are: 1) closing the governance gap created by EU exit; 2) navigating the UK ‘internal market’ with devolved nations; and 3) securing trade deals that allow the UK to maintain its environmental position and ambition. The brutal reality is that the UK will have to chose which trade regime to prioritise - EU or US - together with the environmental and animal welfare standards that go with them. ... See MoreSee Less
Who will connect the disparate initiatives for better future after Covid? Bounce Beyond is an attempt to lay out plans for a new, planet-friendly economics, driven by very different indicators than our current socio-economic systems, and fully motivated by climate change, pandemic and much else. ... See MoreSee Less
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Big Local Trust involves 150 places, each with over £1 million of funding for residents to decide how to make their area a better place to live. Local Trust research and evaluation plan are following three lines of inquiry to test the hypothesis that long term funding and support to build capacity, gives residents in hyper-local areas agency to take decisions, and to act to create positive and lasting change. These three lines of inquiry are: 1. resident-led decision-making 2. place-based funding 3. positive and lasting change Local Trust have brought out a research paper for each line (links below) ... See MoreSee Less
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Online symposium on the most promising, important, equitable and viable solutions to climate change: the virus is unfolding in “real time”, but climate change is taking place in “deep time”, a multi-generational time frame. For night owls: Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 11:00 PM – Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 1:00 AM BS Prof Naomi Oreskes is author of Merchants Of Doubt, on how fossil fuel companies and PR consultants undermined public and political trust in science. ... See MoreSee Less
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What lessons for the future should we learn from our experience during the "Covid War" and how might they be realised?