ENDS at 40: A cleaner, greener Britain, but tougher tests lie ahead

Jamie Carpenter: There is no doubt that environmental progress has been made in many areas over the past four decades, thanks in no small part to landmark policy changes. Do today’s politicians have the resolve to tackle the big challenges that still lie ahead?

Jamie Carpenter, editor, ENDS Report
Are today’s generation of leaders are hungrier for change than their predecessors? – Jamie Carpenter, editor, ENDS

Looking at environmental trends over the past 40 years, it’s difficult not to conclude that significant progress has been made. When ENDS launched in 1978, the UK’s carbon emissions were at around their peak and coal generation at its height. The UK was known as the “dirty man of Europe”, with good reason.

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