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Sharing the “New Story”

It’s a long time since I’ve spent a whole week at a conference or event. Bizarrely, life just seems to get even more frantic as I get older, with the available time sliced and allocated in ever more parsimonious packages. So how can I account for spending a week at the recent ‘New Story Summit’ in…

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ClimateCare’s Queen’s Award

I spent a very happy morning in Oxford yesterday, chairing a little seminar for ClimateCare on its plans through to 2020, and then celebrating the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise! It was a great day, and a fantastic acknowledgement of all the incredible work that ClimateCare has…

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Collectively!

It’s a big day today. The new platform, www.collectively.org, goes live! In some respects, this is the end point of a process that started for me more than three and a half years ago back in 2011, when I began work on “The World We Made”. Off the back of the book, I did a little sustainable…

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FOE vs. BBC

As if it wasn’t bad enough for the BBC to have been fingered as a Fox News lookalike earlier in the year for providing endless platforms for climate change deniers , they’re now caught up in another unholy ‘bias row’ – accused this time as a not-so-secret mouthpiece for the nuclear industry. And…

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Crunching the low-carbon numbers

One of the most frustrating aspects of having to listen to climate change sceptics banging on is their profound economic illiteracy. Anything to do with sustainable energy solutions (renewables, efficiency, smart grids etc) is automatically trashed as being massively expensive, detrimental to the…

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New Commitments from Palm Oil Companies

There was an important development on the palm oil front yesterday. • Back in January, five of the big palm oil producers (including Sime Darby, one of Forum For The Future’s Partner companies), plus Unilever, issued the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. • One of the commitments in the Manifesto was…

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