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2016 is set to be the hottest year on record – BBC News – 14 Nov 16

                    BBC News: Let’s talk to Tom Burke, Chairman of the environment think tank E3G, also a former government advisor on climate change. Thanks for being with us. So, 2016 looks … Continue reading

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Trump cannot derail global climate deal – Climate News Network

  This piece was first published on the Climate News Network   May 20, 2016, by Alex Kirby       Even if he wins the US presidency,  Donald Trump will be unable to halt international progress towards a low-carbon economy, … Continue reading

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FRAMING THE PARIS END-GAME BY NICK MABEY

  Much of the media reporting of the Paris climate change talks in Paris is still characterising the bargain as being between rich and poor countries. This is a lazy and outdated view of what is really happening. This excellent … 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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Emissions Trading

Written for publication in May 2005. Like all good theories, the theory of emissions trading is elegant. Governments establish an overall limit of the amount of a pollutant that can be emitted. Enterprises are then allocated permits to emit the … Continue reading

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Life after death

Written for publication in June 2001. Climate change has much in common as an issue with nuclear disarmament and trade liberalisation. All three issues go to the heart of the prospects for human well being; all combine ferocious technical complexity … Continue reading

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With enemies like this, who needs friends?

Published in The Independent, in March 2001. Exactly a year and a day after Tony Blair stated emphatically that the world had invested too much in the Kyoto Protocol to see it fail, George Bush, equally emphatically re-stated his opposition … Continue reading

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