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Why governments need to issue just transition sovereign bonds and how they could do it

a commentary by Nick Robins  20 January, 2020

It is clear that 2020 has to be the year when the global financial system makes the irreversible shift towards alignment with climate security and sustainable development. One of the … read more »


Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ within ten years

Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ within ten years

in the news Nicholas Stern  16 January, 2020

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern discusses the announcement by Microsoft that it intends to become “carbon negative” by 2030. Stern says the announcement is “credible, welcome and important”. read more »


Comment on 2019 global mean surface temperature

Press release  15 January, 2020

Commenting on the publication today (15 January 2019) by the World Meteorological Organization of the estimated global mean surface temperature in 2019, Bob Ward, policy and communications director of the … read more »



Comment on flawed proposal to cut Air Passenger Duty

Press release  14 January, 2020

Commenting on reports today (Tuesday 14 January 2020) that the Government is to consider cuts to Air Passenger Duty, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate … read more »


Australian climate change ‘sceptics’ mislead the public about bushfires

a commentary by Bob Ward  8 January, 2020

Bob Ward asserts that the spread of misinformation about the causes of Australia’s current bushfires – which experts link explicitly to climate change – is a threat to lives and livelihoods. read more »


Comment on new figures for heatwave deaths during summer 2019

Press release  7 January, 2020

Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday 7 January 2020) by Public Health England of ‘PHE heatwave mortality monitoring: Summer 2019’, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research … read more »


Climate change ‘sceptics’ abuse freedom of expression

a commentary by Bob Ward  4 January, 2020

Charles Moore’s recent stint as guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme shows how climate change ‘sceptics’ abuse freedom of expression says Bob Ward. read more »


Uniting the nation through climate action: Why the just transition could be the next big thing for Britain

a commentary by Nick Robins, Sophia Tickell  19 December, 2019

This commentary describes five priorities to turn the goal of a just transition into practical policy in the UK following the general election and as the country plans to leave the EU and prepares to host 2020’s UN climate conference. read more »


Climate ambition depends on finance and finance follows ambition

Commentary  18 December, 2019

In raising ambition and accelerating action on climate change, there is one sector that can have an outsized impact on changing the trajectory: the finance sector. In this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership Series, Patrick Curran, Nicholas Stern and Nick Robins set out why and how the finance sector should be encouraged to ramp up its focus on climate action. read more »