Category Archives: Cities

What are the sticking points at COP21? – Reuters TV – 12 Dec 15

              Reuters: Joining us now is Tom Burke from the Think Tank E3G, he’s also a former UK government advisor on climate change. Many thanks or joining us. Should leaders be slapping themselves on … Continue reading

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Can we really fix climate change? – LBC Radio – 07 Dec 15

          LBC: Let’s talk first to Tom Burke, environmentalist and former government advisor on the environment. Tom, good evening to you. Tell is about this summit. There are lots of important people there, it’s a big … Continue reading

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE FLOODS?

      The question the government really needs to answer is why have we had so many unprecedented events in so short a space of time. A month’s rain fell in a day. This was the third time in … Continue reading

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COP21: Paris attacks ‘will help climate talks’ – BBC News – 29 Nov 15

      How will the Paris attacks affect COP21 negotiations? I think the atrocities will clearly make a big difference to the mood, it will change the political mood, and in quite a lot of ways I think that … Continue reading

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Can something substantive be achieved at COP21? – BBC 5 Live – 30 Nov 15

            BBC: Now let’s speak to Tom Burke, Chairman of environmental think tank E3G. He was government special advisor to the climate secretary John Gummer, and attended the Rio Earth Summit and the first of … Continue reading

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Should we be optimistic about COP21? – BBC Business Live – 30 Nov 15

                    BBC: I’m joined by Tom Burke former UK government advisor on climate change, now Chairman of the environmental Think Tank E3G, which is Third Generation Environmentalism.  So there has been … Continue reading

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Discussing Syria, conflict and climate change on Sky News

      Climate Change is a threat multiplier, and when you have an already stressed situation as you had in Syria, and then you add the extra stress caused by climate change, in this case the very prolonged drought … Continue reading

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REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE – AT THE WORLD ENERGY COUNCIL ENERGY DAY – BERLIN – OCTOBER 1ST 2015

    The speech on Tuesday by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board is a game changer for climate change. Whatever you thought about the politics or economics of climate … Continue reading

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Sky News – Climate change and Obama’s trip to the Arctic

  I think giving people a picture of what’s happening now on the planet is really important, and remember what Obama is talking about is what’s happening in Alaska, but it’s also happening in the glaciers in the Himalayas, in … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Thinking – BBC Radio 5 Live

          I think that government has got far too centralised, it started under Thatcher, was taken further forward by Labour, and the level of centralisation has now really got quite ridiculous. I would want to push … Continue reading

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