Blogs

22. 06. 2016
Of all the activities the Forum announced when we launched 20 years ago, it was our intention to work with business that attracted the most interest. There wasn’t a lot of that kind of NGO–business collaboration going on in the mid-1990s, and the Forum’s three...
21. 06. 2016
It’s hard to believe that the single most important decision that the citizens of the UK have been asked to make in a very, very long time, may all come down to two imponderable questions. The first is about turnout on the day. There are still a huge number of people who...
Politics
16. 06. 2016
It’s uncomfortable having to think back to 1996. At that time, there was still a real sense of hope that the agreements stuck at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, four years earlier, could still translate rapidly into real change on the ground. Unfortunately, that hope...
Politics, SD History
01. 06. 2016
Still barely a mention about the environment in the Referendum campaign – just another reminder that these issues still have very little cut-through in UK politics. Beyond the debate about climate change (which, to be fair, does get some cut-through, though rarely in ways...
27. 05. 2016
Just back from a visit to the slightly scary cities of the American south-west – Phoenix and Tucson. Having just read an extraordinarily powerful novel called ‘The Water Knife’ by Paolo Bacigalupi (which is all about the western States, at some point in the not...
Energy, Innovation