Blogs

17. 07. 2008
As I mentioned in my blog on June 11th (Protecting the Rainforests), there is a great buzz at the moment about REDD – Reducing Emissions (of CO2 ) from Deforestation and Degradation. This is great, and getting something sorted on this before the Copenhagen Conference at the end...
Climate change
14. 07. 2008
Ok, so it wasn’t smart for the Prime Minister to be lecturing us all on the importance of not wasting food just 24 hours before he was tucking into a gargantuan feast at the wretched G8 Summit in Japan. Derision was guaranteed, and not undeserved. Unfortunately, however, this...
Sustainable Food
30. 06. 2008
There is a lot (mostly justifiable) cynicism out there regarding the use of targets to drive environmental improvements. In May, the think-tank Policy Exchange brought out an analysis of all the different targets set by the Government on environmental issues since 1997, and gave...
Energy
20. 06. 2008
“Gratuitously stirring a pot that absolutely didn’t need to be stirred just to make a phoney effect” – I guess that was one of the more polite comments I received from colleagues about my piece (posted 1st May) regarding Greenpeace’s direct action against Unilever as part of its...
Climate change
11. 06. 2008
I long ago swore that I would avoid all big UN Conferences on environment or climate change issues, and have pretty much stuck to that sanity-protecting rule. Indeed, John Prescott got very grumpy with me when I declined the opportunity to be part of the UK delegation at the...