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Environment

The progress at COP26

Tweet about this article: Despite Boris Johnson’s environmental faux-pas when stating that maybe “climate change couldn’t be fixed”, we can safely say that a number of hopeful projects have emerged from COP26. However, in accordance with the saying “only time will tell”, it is the upcoming months and years that will determine whether the UK […]

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Environment

Fixing the sewage crisis

In 2020, the Environment Agency recorded that raw sewage was discharged into rivers across England over 400,000 times. This came to a total of 3 million hours spent draining raw sewage into rivers in that year alone. The result of this is damage to both our environment and to us. Sewage in a water system […]

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News Videos

Video: Moving forwards

Torrin speaks about what Centre is and its vision for how the UK can be. He also looks at how we can learn from the Nordic countries in the UK. The video was shot in Aberystwyth on constitution hill, the Aberystwyth beach and the Trefecha suspension bridge. Read our full plan here: Read the full […]

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Video: Centre policies in 30 seconds

In this video Torrin and Jasneet try to say as many Centre policies as they can in just 30 seconds. Read our full plan here: Read the full transcript here: Torrin: Hi, I’m Torrin Wilkins the Director of Centre Think Tank. Jasneet: And I’m Jasneet Samrai, the Deputy Director and today we have something a […]

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News Videos

Video: Ending the 11+

We support an end to the 11+ exam and the system of grammar schools and secondary moderns. This will ensure every child in these areas has an equal chance to succeed. It will also help students with additional needs or who are on free school meals who would otherwise have little chance of getting into […]

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News Videos

Video: Protecting the environment

As COP26 a new agreement was passed and it will take real changes to ensure we meet our climate commitments. Thats why we have a plan which includes: investment in renewable energy sources, taxing pollution, allowing new nuclear energy if it uses up nuclear waste and rewilding areas of the UK. Read our full plan […]

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Justice

Our spiking motion and campaign in Aberystwyth

After the boycott last night, and also the huge amount of support for our motion to the SU Senedd, it’s clear that in Aberystwyth spiking is a major issue. We’re glad that it is an issue that is currently being talked about and we’re also glad that solutions are already starting to be put into […]

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Environment

Learning from Norway on recycling

In 2018, The European Environmental Bureau, in collaboration with the environmental consultancy firm Eunomia Research and Consulting. released a list of the top recycling countries in the world. While Wales made it to fourth place, after South Korea and before Switzerland, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland were absent from the Top 10, showing a need […]

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Environment

Giving nature legal rights

In 2009, the participants of the Eighth Forum on Indigenous Issue were told by Nicolas Lucas Ticum, a Maya priest from Guatemala and a researcher on the Calendrio Maya, that “The Earth does not belong to human beings. Human beings belong to the Earth”. Despite this phrase being stressed by the United Nations, many member […]

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Health

An update on computer says no

Earlier this week we released a paper, entitled “Computer says no.” It’s a piece of research that I want to write more about, with numerous developments that have happened since the release of the publication and additional analysis that I would like to add on. Publishing this paper, compared to some of the others that […]