This report was produced by Cambridge Econometrics on behalf of Greenpeace UK. It shows how a properly funded, ambitious programme to insulate homes and swap gas boilers for low-carbon heating sources, such as heat pumps, could deliver huge economic and social benefits. It highlights that the greater the government’s investment in decarbonising homes, the greater the return, both in terms of jobs and economic growth.
The UK is a major contributor to the world’s plastic crisis, generating more plastic waste per person than any other country except the USA. Our recycling system is already overwhelmed by plastic waste. Now our waste is overwhelming other countries’ recycling systems too, causing serious harm to their citizens and environment, particularly in India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
A survey of supermarkets' progress in reducing plastic waste
This report assesses the impact of a more rapid phase out of the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and vans in the UK. It finds substantial potential economic benefits. It was prepared for Greenpeace by Cambridge Econometrics with support from Element Energy.
This report shares the testimonies of workers in the industry and their perspectives and priorities in the looming energy transition. The survey results show that morale is low amongst the workforce, who feel they are bearing the brunt of an industry in decline. But these workers are willing to retrain and move to new sectors. They want secure and well-paid work that makes use of their skills and experience.
This report documents Greenpeace's investigation of destructive fishing practices within an area which is supposed to be legally protected. Greenpeace investigators also discovered widespread illegal fishing activity in the protected area.
New Greenpeace analysis has found that only five of the UK’s 73 offshore protected areas ‘may be’ progressing towards conservation targets. Just two offshore protected areas have long-term site condition monitoring available - a damning reflection on the government’s failure to properly protect the UK’s waters.
Despite scientific evidence and mounting public pressure, UK supermarkets are putting more plastic on their shelves than ever. This report outlines how supermarkets can achieve a minimum 50% reduction in single-use plastic packaging, purely via reduction and reuse.