Blogs

10. 12. 2007
Bali discussions duly chuntering on. And my heart goes out to all those poor NGO stalwarts who have to sit there day after day listening to the mind-crushing mediocrity of most government delegations. By way of inspiring contrast, I have just discovered WWF's excellent...
Climate change
30. 11. 2007
Hilary Benn will be mightily upset by the United Nations official report prepared for next weekís Bali Conference. Apart from the fact that it's a very grim read indeed (particularly in the focus it brings to bear on just how disproportionately grim things are going to be for...
Climate change
27. 11. 2007
I have become a bit of a China junkie. China looms so large in today’s sustainability debates, and the challenges that it faces are so “real time, right now”, that it makes any other country’s dilemmas look small by comparison. So to be part of two high-level presentations from...
China
15. 11. 2007
In the November issue of Prospect, Dick Taverne has published a bitter critique ('The Real GM Food Scandal') of all those organisations and individuals still out there campaigning against the introduction of GM foods. It's a splendid and largely ludicrous rant, to which I was...
Sustainable Food
05. 11. 2007
There is something incredibly narrow and reductionist about today’s housing debate, in that it all comes down to crude numbers. How many more houses do we need, by when and where? Gordon Brown has of course upped the ante by plumping for 3 million new homes, which boils down to...
Housing