I ended yesterday's post like this:
"It is no small wonder that those interested in social justice find it easier to bend the ear of those with money and clout."
The "this" in question was the vast array of environmental NGOs that represent isolated and sometimes overlapping parts of the biosphere (or natural capital, as I put it).
Well, did you read this and say to yourself, "but what about the Green Alliance?" Well, I did (eventually) and some of the larger of the organisations I listed are members. The Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment. It says:
"Since 1979, we have been working with a growing network of influential leaders in business, NGOs and politics to stimulate new thinking and dialogue on environmental policy, and increase political action and support for environmental solutions in the UK. Our projects involve in depth research and advocacy by our experts, often in partnership with other organisations and interests. Our high profile events and specialist seminars provide important opportunities for dialogue with key decision makers. We host Inside Track as a home for debate on UK environmental policy and politics. As well as providing our own views, this is a popular platform for perspectives from other leading commentators."
Their Annual Report is here. Some, no doubt, (though not me) will deprecate the fact that industrial companies are heavily involved in the Alliance. Or maybe, again like me, you said, "but what about Greener UK" which is a coalition of 13 environment organisations which was set up to respond to Brexit.
Neither of these groups is obviously focused on education of the young, but more on that tomorrow.
A new book, The World We'll Leave Behind (which I've co-written with Paul Vare), directly addresses these issues.