All pages with keywords: UK

Lord Lawson’s desperate last attempt at misinformation about net zero target

a commentary by Bob Ward 25 June, 2019

The UK Parliament is due to pass the legislation this week that amends the long-term 2050 target for annual greenhouse gases in the Climate Change Act 2008 to net zero … read more »

A strong carbon price to help the UK get to net-zero

a commentary by Josh Burke 24 June, 2019

Carbon pricing could form the policy bedrock for a net-zero target, argues Josh Burke Inaction on climate change puts the world in grave danger. Action must, therefore, be accelerated. This … read more »

250 experts call for Prime Minister Theresa May to use State Visit to challenge President Donald Trump on climate change

Press release 3 June, 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to confront US President Donald Trump during his State Visit to the United Kingdom over his “reckless” approach to climate change, in a letter made public today and signed by 250 researchers at institutions across the UK. read more »

The ‘Mail on Sunday’ uses fake news to attack Sir David Attenborough

a commentary by Bob Ward 26 April, 2019

Over the past few weeks, climate change deniers have launched waves of desperate attacks against Sir David Attenborough, using innuendo and false rumour to try to discredit his new programmes on climate change. Here Bob Ward sets out evidence that refutes these unfounded allegations. read more »

LSE Grantham Research Institute responds to Spring Statement

Press release 13 March, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute has today responded to the UK Government’s Spring Statement (13 March 2019), in which a new Future Homes Standard was announced, which would prevent new build … read more »

Is the UK doing enough to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas?

a commentary by Josh Burke 28 February, 2019

The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industry – argues Josh Burke. read more »

Comment on record UK winter temperature

Press release 26 February, 2019

Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said: “Today’s record for … read more »

Brexit will not dent London’s green finance ambitions

Commentary 11 February, 2019

The structural shifts underway to tackle climate change and other environmental issues mean there is huge potential for further growth in green finance despite challenges ahead, writes Roger Gifford for the Sustainable Finance Leadership Series. read more »

Is climate change denial in the ‘Daily Mail’ killing its readers?

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 December, 2018

The UK Office for National Statistics has revealed that there were several hundred extra deaths in England and Wales during this summer’s heatwave. The statistical bulletin on ‘Excess winter mortality … 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 »