‘The Quality of Life Policy Group, chaired by John Gummer and vice-chaired by Zac Goldsmith, released their final report on Thursday morning.
The Group have spent 18 months developing an agenda to make Britain a world leader on green growth by:
– Using markets to help create positive change
– Helping individuals change their behaviour
– Making industry use resources more efficiently
They have outlined a series of proposals to reduce pollution and improve the wider environment and quality of life.
Launching the report, John Gummer said, “If we are to create a way of living that can sustain, then water, waste, transport and energy, as well as farming, food, fishing and the built environment, have to be thought of as a whole.”
Zac Goldsmith added, “This is the most thorough review of environmental policies ever conducted by a political Party. It is radical but practical, pioneering but realistic, and shows how the next Conservative government can deliver the change we need.”
You can find the full report here at the Conservatives website. It’s in pdf and at over 3MB and 550 pages it’s rather detailed.
John Sauven, the director of Greenpeace gives his reaction via The Guardian.
The general thrust of the report is bang on the button; we have to change in all areas and these changes must use real incentives via tax instruments.