What we are hearing is a signal to hurry up and get on with it! – Sky News

What Prince Charles is doing over these two weeks of COP26 is advising, warning and encouraging. He is also initiating actions in areas where is it hard to get started. The thing about any piece of innovation is that you have got to get it started. What he is able […]

The political signals being given at COP26 are really important – Sky News

I don’t think that it matters as much as some people might think that certain leaders are not physically present at COP26. The have very strong delegations here. Particularly these days, as people are very used to the idea of zoom, I don’t think it has the same significance as […]

Politicians are still not doing enough to address climate change – A News

We have just had another very powerful and timely message from the real world to politicians, about the existential threat to life, as we are used to it, that climate change poses. The message is very clear, and politicians are simply not doing enough, fast enough, to address the problem […]

Why aren’t politicians doing enough to tackle climate change? – LBC

I think we should be focusing on the leadership gap. What we see in this report is yet another message from the real world to the politicians that is that we are not doing enough to tackle the problem. We have the technology that we need to solve the problem, […]

A carbon club?

Now that it is widely recognised that climate change does indeed pose an existential threat to civilisation, there is an accelerating search for new ideas about how best to respond. Not all of them are good. Many of these ideas are well-intentioned searches for ways to accelerate the agonisingly slow […]

What the US election will mean for global climate policy

A Biden victory would be a relief for climate campaigners worldwide. But would it be a game-changer for global efforts? By Dave Keating 29 Oct 2020 For many, the global climate and clean energy implications of a Joe Biden victory on 3 November can be boiled down to one campaign […]

The Politics of Climate Change

This article was first published by the Oracle Partnership as one of a series of essays on climate change. 2019 is the year the global conversation on the climate changed. The children’s climate strikes, the arrival of Extinction Rebellion, the EU’s Green New Deal and the importance of climate change […]

The UK must steer the Paris Agreement out of its ‘perilous decade’ – Climate Home News

Demands for action are outstripping political will. The diplomatic task of bringing the expectations gap falls to the hosts of next year’s climate talks. By Tom Burke This is the year the global conversation on the climate changed. It is no longer a marginal issue but has joined the political […]

Remarks by Mr Tom Burke CBE at the ‘Climate Change And The Courts’ Seminar – London – 1 December 2015

  Remarks by Mr Tom Burke CBE at the ‘Climate Change And The Courts’ Seminar, 70 Kingsway, London on December 1st 2015.                     I want to thank Ukela for inviting me to talk to you today though I must admit I […]

Energy Transition Commission – some considerations

  Shell and McKinsey have just launched a global initiative called the Energy Transition Commission. Doubts have been raised about whether the Commission as currently constructed has the integrity to make a positive contribution to the debate on how to keep the climate safe. There is a risk that this […]