CLIMATE, THE COURT AND THE ELECTION

There is a tradition in American presidential elections of an October surprise. This is a real or created event that has the potential to make a significant late shift in voting intentions. The much-lamented death of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, qualifies despite occurring a couple of weeks early. […]

An Unsquared Circle

                        In her Easter message, the Prime Minister spoke of ‘the opportunities that lie ahead’ for post-EU Britain. Neither she nor any of her Ministers have ever set out exactly what these opportunities are. Nor have they ever explained […]

WE ARE EUROPE – WHAT ARE YOU #INFOR?

…the travel, our rights, better cities and clean air; 70 years of peace; women and men, parents and kids; the right to love whoever we want; science, art, music and culture; our spare time and our work time; action on climate change and the fight against global poverty; food and […]

What can we expect from COP21? – BBC World Service – Newshour

                    It’s just under a month before the start of COP21, the Paris climate change conference, at which global powers will try to achieve a universal and legally binding treaty to limit Green House Gas emissions. What can realistically be achieved? […]

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 […]

TROUBLE AHEAD

  This piece first appeared in BusinessGreen       #         The political argument for trade liberalisation has always been that it is good for the economy. This argument was losing traction even when what was good for the economy was good for your wallet. Now that […]

Written evidence submitted to Environmental Audit Committee on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

                Written evidence submitted by Tom Burke, Chair of E3G   When we met the other week I offered to write to you and set out some of my concerns about the regulatory coherence provisions of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. There […]