Blogs

17. 03. 2016
Even for a sympathetic observer from the UK, the politics of climate change in Australia is, to say the least, vexatious. But it’s now entering a more critical phase than ever before. The mismatch between the conclusions of the Paris Agreement in December last year and the...
Climate change, Politics
15. 03. 2016
Bit by bit, the true authoritarianism of this Government is revealing itself. Way back in 2011, in what now feels like the good old days, myself and Bethan Harris (a colleague in Forum for the Future) did some serious research into what we described as ‘the creeping...
Government, Society
14. 03. 2016
I feel duty bound to keep loyal readers of the blog completely up to date with the slowly unfolding Hinkley Point meltdown – spasm by agonising spasm. Three important updates: 1. Jean-Bernard Lévy throws a wobbly Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EdF, has just...
Energy
14. 03. 2016
Predictably, the Referendum campaign so far has been much more about instinct than it has about reasoned debate. And that’s true in the environment space as much as anywhere else.  Which is why we can all welcome a really helpful new report from the Institute for...
Politics
06. 03. 2016
The wondrous world of palm oil is never far from my mind. After nearly two years of intensive engagement in seeking to reconcile conflicting views about the thorny issues surrounding deforestation, every new announcement from the front line in South East Asia instantly grabs my...
Sustainable Food