Remarks By Tom Burke at The Prospect Trade Union Energy Summit

. Remarks by Tom Burke at The Prospect Energy Summit, Birdcage Walk, London On April 4th 2019. . Thank you for inviting me to contribute to this panel. As has already become clear, and will become even more so, climate change is one of the most serious threats to the […]

A CLIMATE OF TRUST

The core argument of this lecture is that failure of climate change policy represents an existential threat to civilisation that will destroy the foundations of trust on which democracy depends. Climate change is a unique problem in human history. Climate policy success demands the local, national and geo-political cooperation that […]

The Environmental politics of Brexit – Speech at UK Environmental Law Association Conference

              The Environmental politics of Brexit – Speech by Tom Burke UK Environmental Law Association Conference October 13th, 2017 39 Essex Chambers, London Let me begin by thanking you for inviting me to speak today. This conference connects two issues that, more than most, […]

Energy policy post-Paris

    Fulfilling our climate change obligations post-COP21 means a complete transformation of our energy system. The shift towards to a smarter, safer, carbon-free and affordable system is set against a challenging landscape of volatile prices, changing demand patterns and expanding technology options. This backdrop is further complicated by June’s […]

Climate Security: The Next ‘Battle Ground’? – Atlantic Council event – June 17, 2015

I will be speaking at the Atlantic Council event Climate Security: The Next ‘Battle Ground’? on June 17, 2015 in Washington DC.             As the international community heads to COP21 in Paris this December, much of the public discourse focuses on the relationship between climate and the environment. […]

TTIP: Climate Change Catastrophe? – Speech given at PIEL UK 9th Annual Conference – April 2015

  Here is a video of the speech I gave on TTIP and climate change the PIEL UK 9th Annual Conference.     Speaker: Tom Burke CBE (Chairman, E3G) 26:52 Q&A Moderator: Professor William Howarth (Professor of Environmental Law, Kent Law School)   You can watch the rest of the conference here […]

Discussing Climate Change and Floods – BBC Radio 2 – 14th February 2014

  Discussing climate change and floods – BBC Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine – 14th February 2014 “A way to think about what we are experiencing now is this; this is the trailer for climate change the movie, if you don’t like the trailer then you probably won’t like the […]

Discussing Climate Change on LBC Radio – 16th February 2014

  Discussing climate change on LBC Radio with Andrew Castle on 13th February 2014 “If you like these events are the trailer for climate change the movie, and if you don’t like what’s happening in these events, then you definitely won’t like what happens if we do nothing about it.” […]

Discussing Climate Change on LBC Radio – 13th February 2014

  Discussing climate change on LBC Radio with Nick Ferrari on 13th February 2014 “The climate is changing because we are putting greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, in some places that will lead to warming, in some places it will lead to drying and in some place it will lead […]