News from NEF: big tech, climate futures, zero carbon fishing

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Power and accountability in the digital economy
Data and big tech companies are hoarding more and more power, writes Duncan McCann. As the digital economy develops, we need to put people and society at the centre. Read more

It’s time to decide our climate futures
There is a spectrum of possibilities open to us, from collectively decarbonising the economy to ecofascism and climate apartheid, warns Margaret Welsh in an extract from the New Economics Zine. Read more

The accidental privatisation of fishing quota has hurt coastal communities
With a new Fisheries Bill we can change this, says Griffin Carpenter in Bright Blue’s Conservation Conversation blog. Read more

Netting zero
Christiane Heisse asks: what does a just transition look like for our fishing industry? Read more

Brexit, the US and Turkey, the climate crisis
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on LBC’s Cross Question with Iain Dale to answer questions from the public about Brexit, Trump’s announcement on Turkey and the climate crisis.

Brexit, the future of the British high street and a turning point in American politics
Miatta appeared on BBC 2 Politics Live to discuss whether the Prime Minister will seek a Brexit delay, the Stronger Towns fund and the future of the Republican Party.

A Green New Deal – a radical response to the climate crisis
Miatta was on The View with Adam Boulton on Sky News responding to the Extinction Rebellion protests as an urgent call for radical action to tackle the climate crisis.

Reactions to Javid’s bid to scrap Inheritance Tax
Alfie Stirling responded to the Chancellor’s suggestion that he might scrap Inheritance Tax in an article for Left Foot Forward.