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ET TU BRUTE

      Assassination is rare in Britain. But do not doubt that the political knife slipped into Boris Johnson’s back was anything other than a carefully crafted assassination. It began, supposedly, with a leak. Mr Gove’s wife, Daily Mail … Continue reading

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Within the EU, Britain can take the lead on tackling climate change

  This piece first appeared in The Guardian       Letter from John Gummer, Chris Huhne, Adair Turner, Craig Bennett, Tom Burke, Amy Cameron, Michael Jacobs, John Sauven, Matthew Spencer, James Thornton and Crispin Tickell       Britain … Continue reading

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Tom Burke talks to LBC about nuclear power, Hinkley Point and EDF – 07 Mar 16

            Clive Bull: A top EDF boss has resigned over the company’s plans to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant for decades. There is an ongoing row over the 18 billion pound cost, part … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Thinking – BBC Radio 5 Live

          I think that government has got far too centralised, it started under Thatcher, was taken further forward by Labour, and the level of centralisation has now really got quite ridiculous. I would want to push … 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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Pester power: The new weapon in the fight against global warming – The Independent

  I was quoted by The Independent in a piece about how influential young people are in the fight against climate change.     “Young girls have enormous influence on their fathers. In the work I have done I would say that … Continue reading

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OF NIGHTMARES AND PARROTS

  This piece was first published in BusinessGreen       Let me introduce you to the mysterious world of triads. This is not, however, an article about the exotic world of Hong Kong’s ill-famed criminal gangs. This is about … Continue reading

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Why Europe matters and why the European elections matter – E3G

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Cities lead the energy transition

This article first appeared in Revolve Magazine on April 29, 2014 The message at Energy Cities’ annual rendez-vous was clear: cities are the interface with citizens and by default (since cities are growing exponentially around the world) they are the … Continue reading

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