Government

10. 12. 2009
As you read the daily reports from Copenhagen, spare a thought for the hundreds of environmental and development activists out there, keeping the cause of ‘climate justice’ under the noses of government delegations, UN Officials and the media. It always amuses me when I hear...
10. 11. 2009
When I was still Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, I was hoping to produce a snapshot of just how deep sustainable development had penetrated into the workings of government – since the election of the Labour Government in 1997, the establishment of the...
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30. 10. 2009
Even today’s climate optimists acknowledge that there are going to have to be some traumatic ‘shocks to the system’, induced by accelerated climate change, to jolt politicians the world over to move up a gear (well, several gears). These shocks will come, and from the...
22. 10. 2009
You can’t fault our Government for its ongoing efforts to get people to focus on the Copenhagen Conference. Both the Prime Minister and Ed Miliband are out there emphasising the ‘make or break’ nature of the event: governments either seal the deal now, or we could be into drift...
01. 10. 2009
No sign yet (thankfully!) that the Government’s Low Carbon Investment Fund is at risk of ‘savage cuts’. On Monday, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched its new Low Carbon Communities Challenge, which consists basically of a £10 million pot that communities...
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