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Offsetting Breakthroughs

Offsetting remains so controversial – but I spent quite some time last week wondering why. And that’s because it was a great week for ‘offsetting done well’. First up was the announcement from ClimateCare that it’s just won a sustainable development award under the Queen’s Award for Enterprise –…

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Reflections on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Part 2 – IPCC Guidance: What Should We Be Doing Now?

The Report from Working Groups I (on the science of climate change) and II (on the impacts of climate change on human society) were – inevitably – deeply depressing. The science is what it is, and won’t go away. And the grim analysis of what this means for humankind (unless we change our ways…

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Reflections on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Part 1: Let’s hear it for the IPPC!

I spent some time over Easter digging down into the latest reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – as part of its 5th Assessment Report. And I found myself getting increasingly angry that the dominant responses to this extraordinary body of work have been: 1.…

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