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Johnson urged to name ‘big hitter’ to head COP26 climate summit

Johnson urged to name ‘big hitter’ to head COP26 climate summit

in the news Bob Ward  2 February, 2020

Bob Ward comments on the task facing the new UK president of COP26. This follows the sacking of the previous president, Claire O’Neill, and speculation as to who might be appointed to replace her. read more »


What will Brexit mean for climate action in EU and UK?

What will Brexit mean for climate action in EU and UK?

in the news Josh Burke  31 January, 2020

Josh Burke discusses (in this article for EU Observer) what Brexit will mean for UK climate policy and considers options for carbon pricing if it withdraws from the EU ETS. read more »


China and EU lead charge for climate policy

China and EU lead charge for climate policy

in the news Nicholas Stern  30 January, 2020

Nicholas Stern explains how China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) will be of particular importance to global efforts to tackle climate change. read more »


China’s economic woes threaten to derail climate actions

China’s economic woes threaten to derail climate actions

in the news Nicholas Stern  23 January, 2020

Nicholas Stern comments on concerns raised that China’s efforts to tackle climate change may be derailed by slowing economic growth. read more »


Climate change takes center stage in Davos

Climate change takes center stage in Davos

in the news Nicholas Stern  20 January, 2020

Nicholas Stern considers the prospects for action on climate change as participants gather for the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. read more »


Statement by Nicholas Stern on outcome of COP25

Press release  15 December, 2019

Commenting on the outcome of the COP25 United Nations climate change summit in Madrid, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment … read more »


Urgenda v State of the Netherlands: Lessons for international law and climate change litigants

a commentary by Joana Setzer, Dennis van Berkel  10 December, 2019

In advance of the final judgement in the landmark Urgenda v. State of the Netherlands climate litigation case, this commentary shines the spotlight on whether human rights can serve as a basis for obliging states to reduce their emissions, and on the justifications behind the minimum 25 per cent emissions cut stipulated by the Hague District Court. read more »


More than 170 countries have national policies on adaptation to manage the risks of climate change impacts

Press release  9 December, 2019

More than 170 countries have now introduced national policies and laws on climate change adaptation to address impacts including the rising risks of extreme events such as floods and droughts, … read more »


British researchers urge Prime Minister to “challenge robustly” President Trump on climate change ahead of NATO summit

Press release  2 December, 2019

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been urged to “challenge robustly” President Donald Trump about the risks of climate change in a letter from 350 members of the climate change research community in the United Kingdom. read more »


The new civil politics of climate change

The new civil politics of climate change

in the news Candice Howarth  19 November, 2019

Can schools, colleges and universities augment government policy action? read more »