IPCC report gives a stark warning, but will the government step up? – LBC

The IPCC report is a very frightening prospect for all our futures, but particularly for young people, who have a long time to live in a world with a climate that is changing in a dangerous way. This report is telling us that climate change is happening now, for a […]

Is international travel necessary for climate diplomacy? – LBC

The level of diplomacy we need to accomplish in order to get an agreement out of COP that will be useful is enormous, and that relies implicitly on people trusting each other at a governmental level. Alok Sharma needs to go around to all of the countries that are going […]

Are we doing enough in the UK to safeguard our future from climate change? – LBC

We are not doing enough in the UK to safe guard our future and our children’s future. We are getting great headlines for being world leading, but we are not delivering on those headlines. We have made really good promises. The promise to get to net zero is central to […]

What can individuals do to help tackle climate change? – LBC

It is really important to understand that people want to do the right thing. We have seen that throughout the covid pandemic. Most people in this country when they see that there is a problem, and boy people are they seeing that that there is a problem with the climate, […]

Tom Burke – E3G – Is offsetting green energy bills by paying households a good idea? – LBC

The government is under huge pressure in advance of Glasgow to say how it is going to deliver, and so there are loads of ideas being discussed in Whitehall, most of which will never see the light of day. I suspect that this is one of those ideas. If you […]

Boilers, heat pumps and net zero – LBC

I think people are building a mountain of speculation on not very much in the way of fact about what is actually being proposed…The government really needs to get beyond consulting, and actually get on with coming up with a policy to deploy these boilers, there is huge support for […]

Climate change threatens food, energy and water security – LBC

Climate Policy failure is what David Attenborough was talking about. If we fail to keep the increase in temperature below 2 degrees centigrade, then what we are threatening is food, energy and water security, and if you can’t maintain food, energy and water security then you can’t maintain internal stability, […]

Panel Discussion on Climate Change – LBC

There are quite a small number of big things, like changing the transport system, and changing the energy system, where we need the state and business together to do big things for us. But there are a huge number of small things, none of which on its own makes a […]

Does the government’s plan amount to a Green Industrial Revolution? – LBC

I think that is a bit of an overstatement. It amounts to a to-do list for getting a green industrial revolution. But it doesn’t actually set out the pathway by which all of these ideas are going to be delivered to us. So hopefully in the budget and in the […]

Have BP got it right about the future of oil? – LBC

I think that BP are right about the future of oil. Amongst the international oil companies, they have put themselves out in front of realising that change is coming. Big change is coming, and they have positioned themselves very well. I noticed that, the other week, BP got praise from […]