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Shining the spotlight on human rights at COP24 and beyond

a commentary by Joana Setzer, Annalisa Savaresi, Rebecca Byrnes  5 December, 2018

As the implementation guidelines to the Paris Agreement are negotiated at COP24, this commentary asks whether and to what extent they will include human rights language, and reviews examples from around the world of how human rights issues are gaining more prominence in relation to climate action. read more »


As Southern Africa faces new urban drought challenges, who is heeding the wake-up call?

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran, Declan Conway  4 December, 2018

The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. read more »


Capitalising on technological change and the low-carbon transition in the UK

a commentary by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero  3 December, 2018

Upon publication of a new special report for the LSE Growth Commission, the authors outline why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved. read more »


UK growth at risk if it is not sustainable, Government is warned

Press release  3 December, 2018

The UK Government could place its long-term economic prosperity at risk if it does not place action on climate change and sustainability at the heart of its growth strategy, according … read more »


Loss and Damage from climate change book now available as a free download

an announcement featuring Swenja Surminski  30 November, 2018

“Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Concepts, Methods and Policy Options”, which was recently launched at LSE, is now available as a free download. The book’s 22 chapters highlight state-of-the-art … read more »


Comment on public health emergency in summer 2018 as official new figures show hundreds died during heatwave in England and Wales

Press release  30 November, 2018

Commenting on the publication today (30 November 2018) by the Office of National Statistics of the ‘Excess winter mortality in England and Wales: 2017 to 2018 (provisional) and 2016 to … read more »


Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070

Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070

in the news David Stainforth  26 November, 2018

BBC News, 26 November 2018


UK summers could be over 5 degrees Celsius hotter by 2070

UK summers could be over 5 degrees Celsius hotter by 2070

in the news David Stainforth  26 November, 2018

CNN, 26 November 2018


‘Rebellion Day’ activists plan to block five London bridges

‘Rebellion Day’ activists plan to block five London bridges

in the news Swenja Surminski  17 November, 2018

Policies are lagging behind ambition when it comes to the UK response to climate change says Swenja Surminski. read more »