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Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

in the news Josh Burke  29 August, 2019

This article reflects on comments made by the government’s chief environment scientist on the UK’s net zero target. In the article Josh Burke refers to research by the Grantham Research Institute which shows how achieving net zero and maintaining economic growth are not mutually exclusive. read more »


Statement by Lord Stern following the announcement of the death of Professor Martin Weitzman

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern  29 August, 2019

Following the announcement of the death of the distinguished economist Professor Martin Weitzman, Lord Stern has said: “The world of economics has lost a hugely talented and influential figure, and I have lost a close friend of nearly 50 years.” read more »


Holiday heat headlines not focusing enough on climate crisis reality – experts

in the news Bob Ward  28 August, 2019

In this article about media coverage of the bank holiday heatwave Bob Ward says “the Met Office seems to be afraid to talk about climate change”. For instance, it published State of the UK Climate 2018 last month, which listed key trends in rainfall and temperature but did not mention climate change.” read more »


More action please on climate change

More action please on climate change

in the news Bob Ward  23 August, 2019

In a letter to the Evening Standard Bob Ward calls for politicians to respond with more ambitious plans to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. This is in the light of a recent report in the paper showing that 85% of British adults are now concerned about global warming. read more »


Brazil cannot turn a blind eye to illegal burning in Amazon rainforest

in the news Bob Ward  23 August, 2019

Bob Ward discusses the Amazon rainforest wildfires in Brazil. read more »


Interview about carbon offsetting for air travel

in the news Michal Nachmany  22 August, 2019

Michal Nachmany talks on the Victoria Derbyshire show (46 mins in) about why carbon offsetting is a good way to deal with essential travel, but the real solution is in research and development of electric vehicles for short-haul flights and alternative biofuels for longer-distance travel. read more »


Offsets no match for flying less, jetsetting Prince Harry told

Offsets no match for flying less, jetsetting Prince Harry told

in the news Bob Ward  20 August, 2019

Bob Ward responds to criticism of the royal family’s air travel and says “It would be far better if people who were criticising Harry and Meghan … directed their attention to the slow pace of innovation in the aviation”. read more »


Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York not as green as it may seem

Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York not as green as it may seem

in the news Bob Ward  19 August, 2019

Bob Ward talks about Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York. He says “What we need is zero-carbon aviation and I hope that will result from her drawing attention to the fact that the only way to travel long distances with zero emissions at the moment is by arduous, long journeys such as on a yacht.” read more »


Answers to key questions about the introduction of carbon prices (In German)

Answers to key questions about the introduction of carbon prices (In German)

in the news Tobias Kruse, Lutz Sager, Isabella Neuweg  19 August, 2019

A team of economists and sustainability researchers answers the key questions around CO2 tax, emissions trading and other forms of carbon pricing. read more »


Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

in the news Arlan Brucal  16 August, 2019

The authors of this article argue that foreign direct investment can serve as a channel for the international transfer of environmentally friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing not only to economic growth but also to environmental progress. read more »