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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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PARIS – WHAT REALLY MATTERS?

        Today Paris will again be the focus of world attention. 150 world leaders, including Presidents Obama, Xi, and Putin, Chancellor Merkel and Indian Premier Modi will be there. They will attend the most important meeting on … Continue reading

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Sky News – Discussing COP21 and progress so far

      Sky News: Let’s talk to Tom Burke an Environmentalist and former Government advisor. Let’s be blunt. People have been droning on about climate change and global warming for so many years now, but nothing ever gets agreed … 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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NEGOTIATIONS: Warming’s impact on global security a critical issue for Paris talks, experts say

  Here is another report of the panel I spoke on at the Atlantic Council event Climate Security: The Next ‘Battle Ground’? on June 17, 2015 in Washington DC.         NEGOTIATIONS:  Warming’s impact on global security a critical issue … Continue reading

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Tackling climate change is more of an opportunity than a threat

        Here are three pieces I have done this week for the BBC and Sky News. They are about Ban Ki Moon’s climate summit in New York. A key point that I make is that climate change … Continue reading

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THE FRAGILE CITY AND THE RISK NEXUS

                          This is a new short book I have written with leading urbanist Charles Landry. It brings together for the first time two disconnected narratives. The first is … 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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Discussing Climate Change on the Jeremy Vine show – BBC Radio 2 – 31st March 2014

                “Climate change is happening now, and what we’re seeing is it’s nastier and faster than we thought even ten years ago.” “I think the mood really has changed, not just in Britain … Continue reading

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