Blogs

25. 06. 2015
Last week, after nearly a year’s work, the High Carbon Stock Steering Committee (of which I’m the Co-Chair) issued its Draft Synthesis Report for consultation. At one level, our Report is all about a simple tale of trying to reconcile two conflicting imperatives:...
Sustainable Food
20. 06. 2015
Laudate Si’ has landed! The much-hyped, comprehensively leaked papal encyclical was launched yesterday. I haven’t read it in detail yet, but am absolutely loving all the quotes that people are pulling out to mark this significant moment. (Such as: The Carbon Brief |...
Climate change
18. 06. 2015
Kandeh Yumkella is the inspirational leader of the UN’s Sustainable Energy 4 All campaign. On Thursday last week, he gave the keynote speech to the 2015 Ashden Awards. SUSTAINABLE. ENERGY. FOR. ALL. This is perhaps the single most important challenge of all the different...
Energy
09. 06. 2015
It’s never a good thing to fall out with an organisation that one loves. But, at the moment, that’s how it is for me with Friends of the Earth. And it’s all about nuclear. The dispute is simply explained. On May 15th, Friends of the Earth released its ‘...
Energy
09. 06. 2015
Thursday last week was a big day for corporate sustainability reporting, with both Carillion and M&S launching their 2014 Reports. It’s so easy for people to be cynical about sustainability reporting – and far too many people in the sustainability world are just...