Environment & Energy Press Releases

Time to plant – and harvest – more trees

Time to plant – and harvest – more trees

All political parties agree that the UK needs more trees, but stimulating markets to support forestry and supporting sustainable wood use also needs to be part of land policy after Brexit, argues a new paper from Policy Exchange’s award-winning Energy and Environment...
Going Round in Circles: Developing a new approach to waste policy following Brexit

Going Round in Circles: Developing a new approach to waste policy following Brexit

In a major new report, Going Round in Circles, Policy Exchange says that Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy. The report highlights significant shortcomings in the EU’s approach to waste and recycling: the objectives are increasingly unclear, the targets are badly designed, and the policies are not in the UK’s interest.

New report: Nearly a quarter of all school children in London are exposed to illegal and harmful levels of air pollution

New report: Nearly a quarter of all school children in London are exposed to illegal and harmful levels of air pollution

Nearly 25% of all school children in London and 44% of the Capital’s workforce are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed legal and healthy limits. A new report, Up in the Air, by leading think tank Policy Exchange and King’s College London, analyses data from over 100 air quality monitoring sites across London. It shows the most polluted parts of the Capital currently have levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) nearly four times the legal limit. The research finds that 12.5% of the total area of the Capital currently exceeds the legal limit for NO2, and that deprived parts of London are more likely to be affected.

Stay Up To Date

Latest Tweets

We'd like to see govt encourage the construction sector to use more British timber, setting a target for 40% of new housing starts in England, Wales & Northern Ireland being timber frames by 2025 (in Scotland it is already over 80%) #BiggerBetterForests policyexchange.org.u…