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President Trump’s fake news about climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward  30 January, 2018

President Trump again demonstrated that he is a major source of fake news about climate change. In an interview with Piers Morgan President Trump’s answers revealed the very deep level of his ignorance. read more »


Sunday Telegraph column full of unchecked errors on US winter temperatures

Sunday Telegraph column full of unchecked errors on US winter temperatures

a commentary by Bob Ward  23 January, 2018

The Sunday Telegraph’ publish a column full of unchecked errors – showing how climate change deniers exploit weak editorial standards and mislead readers. read more »


Green mortgages should be climate resilient as well as energy efficient

a commentary by Sini Matikainen  19 January, 2018

In December 2017, the Vice President of the European Commission announced that the Commission is considering loosening financial regulation for sustainable financial products with the aim of boosting green investment. … read more »


2017 record temperature ‘should focus the minds of world leaders’ on ‘scale and urgency’ of the risks of climate change

Press release  18 January, 2018

Commenting on the publication of global temperature figures for 2017 Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research … read more »


terrace houses

What are green mortgages and could they increase the energy efficiency of UK homes?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen  17 January, 2018

The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy included plans to use green mortgages to incentivise people to make their homes more energy efficient but what are green mortgages and what evidence is there that they work? read more »


Government’s Environment plan ‘offers little more than good intentions’ on resilience to climate change

Press release  11 January, 2018

Responding to the publication of the Government’s Environment Plan today (11 January 2018) Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and … read more »


New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

a commentary by Bob Ward  4 January, 2018

The UK Government has this week released new projections which confirm that its Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve the Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets through reductions in domestic annual emissions of greenhouse gases between 2023 and 2032. read more »


Comment on UK’s fifth warmest year

Press release  29 December, 2017

Responding to the announcement by the Met Office today (29 December 2017) that 2017 is likely to be the fifth warmest year for the UK since records began in 1910, … read more »


European Commision

Green doesn’t mean risk-free: why we should be cautious about a green supporting factor in the EU

a commentary by Sini Matikainen  18 December, 2017

Without robust evidence for a green supporting factor, the European Commission and the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) should look for other avenues to increase green investment says Sini Matikainen. read more »


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