Category Archives: Politics

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If concern about climate is a religion, Margaret Thatcher was its founder

This post is by Peter Franklin, editor of the DeepEnd on ConservativeHome and a contributor to The Times. It first appeared on Conservative Home. Saturday, 8 November marked the 25th anniversary of one of Margaret Thatcher’s most consequential speeches. It was delivered to the United … Continue reading

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Why the EU2030 climate agreement is progress

The new EU 2030 climate package is a messy compromise, just like every other negotiated agreement in history, but it constitutes real progress. It is progress because we now have the most ambitious regional agreement on emissions reduction anywhere in … Continue reading

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Is the US outclassing the UK on climate statesmanship?

Al Gore is the famous what-if of US climate politics, given the controversial near miss that was the presidential election of 2000, combined with his subsequent activism.  His film, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, won two Academy Awards, and the man himself … Continue reading

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Five items for the next PM’s in tray

This article features in the latest issue of Green Alliance’s journal Inside Track which focuses on priorities for the next parliament. The fog surrounding the next government’s priorities couldn’t be thicker. We are heading into an election that no one can … Continue reading

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Reform the Treasury to tackle major environmental challenges

This post is by Duncan Hames MP. It was first published by The Guardian.  Tackling climate change and restoring the public finances both require a long term view, but politics continues to be driven by short term considerations. A lack … Continue reading

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A little more conversation, a lot more action: getting infrastructure right

This post is by Huw Irranca-Davies MP. It first appeared on Labour List. The infrastructure we use to travel, talk and power our homes and businesses is constantly being renewed and improved. When we get it right, it delivers outcomes that … Continue reading

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Why the New Climate Economy report isn’t just another report

This post is by Michael Jacobs, senior adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The publication of the long awaited report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate marks an important moment in the gathering … Continue reading

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Why it’s worth taking the party manifestos seriously

Have you spent the last four years “fired up to play your part in the nation’s future”? No? You didn’t accept your invitation from David Cameron to join the government of Britain? Is that because you wanted “a future fair … Continue reading

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Why the Prime Minister is going to the New York climate summit  

A version of this post was first published by the New Statesman. A new joint report from Green Alliance, WWF, Christian Aid, RSPB and Greenpeace believes we will have a global agreement on tackling climate change by the end of next … Continue reading

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Flaming June? We need leadership at the Paris climate summit

This post is by Eddie O’Connor, co-founder of Mainstream Renewable Power, it first appeared on his blog. We used to think that ‘Flaming June’ was rose-tinted nostalgia for long lost summer holidays, but this year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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