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Remarks by Mr Tom Burke CBE at the ‘Climate Change And The Courts’ Seminar – London – 1 December 2015

  Remarks by Mr Tom Burke CBE at the ‘Climate Change And The Courts’ Seminar, 70 Kingsway, London on December 1st 2015.                     I want to thank Ukela for inviting me … 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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REMARKS ON CLIMATE AND SECURITY AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL – WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 17TH 2015

          This is the address I gave at the Atlantic Council event Climate Security: The Next ‘Battle Ground’? on June 17, 2015 in Washington DC.                     Security professionals often distinguish … Continue reading

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SPEECH AT E3G TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – THE DECK AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE – JULY 2ND 2014.

  REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE AT THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR E3G, THE DECK AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE, JULY 2ND 2014.                         First of all, let me … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE IS COMING READY OR NOT

  The following speech talks about the looming collision between $6 trillion of investment in oil and gas over the next ten years and the agreement by governments to keep the rise in global temperature below 2°C. This collision will … Continue reading

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Remarks by Tom Burke CBE – All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG) – House Of Commons

      REMARKS BY TOM BURKE CBE AT THE ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY CLIMATE CHANGE GROUP (APPCCG), COMMITTEE ROOM 12, HOUSE OF COMMONS, WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2013.   There are a number of ways in which climate change is unusual among … Continue reading

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Speech: Mining, cities and sustainable development

I spoke to the China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong, Shanghai, on 20 April 2012. Download the pdf here. The core message of the lecture is that mines and cities have more in common than you think. In particular, you … Continue reading

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Speech: The launch of the BBC’s internal sustainability action plan – ‘The Difference’

I spoke at the launch of the BBC’s sustainability strategy and action plan The Difference, which was held in November 2010. You can watch my talk here Speech: The launch of the BBC’s internal sustainability action plan – ‘The Difference’  

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Speech: The challenges for nuclear new build: investment, engineering and the planning system

Given at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum, in London, on 27th October 2010. Follow the link to see the full text of The Challenges for Nuclear New Build.

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Speech to the VIP Dinner at the ‘Financing Europe’s Energy Needs and Climate Action in the 21st Century’ Conference

Given at the ‘Financing Europe’s Energy Needs and Climate Action in the 21st Century’ Conference, in Brussels, on 23rd March 2010. Follow the link to see the full text of the speech at the VIP dinner at the Conference in … Continue reading

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