- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2006
Edited by Peter Bill.
Published 2006 (ISBN: 1 905370 13 X) Price £9.95
This collection comprises essays by key scientists, economists, politicians, senior civil servants, and experts in the fields of international development, planning and regeneration, and the energy industry. The central thesis running through these contributions is that ‘post industrial’ countries are witnessing a change in public opinion in favour of a ‘green shift’. In harnessing and maintaining this momentum, the challenge for government is to ensure that action to tackle climate change becomes a spur to economic growth and stability, rather than at its expense. The contributors consider the policies and mechanisms that will be necessary if we are to reduce substantially Britain’s own contribution to our changing climate. They offer thoughts on how best the economic opportunities for innovation and new technologies can be capitalised-upon; and address the means by which Britain can adopt a major role on the world stage, both through leading-by-example, and by encouraging and facilitating less-developed economies to engage in low carbon forms of growth and wealth creation. Taken together, this collection offers new thinking about how environmental responsibility can become better integrated into the activities of individuals, civil society, businesses and government, in order that Britain can take the lead and effect serious and long-lasting change at the global, national, local and community levels.