Obama right on climate change and right on Europe

This Friday will mark a memorable moment in the history of climate diplomacy. It’s when the world comes together in New York to sign up to the climate agreement agreed in Paris at…


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So Who’s Gagging the Eco Movement on the EU Referendum?

Here’s a statistic worth dwelling on: at least 80,000 lives a year have been saved because of the higher air quality standards imposed by the EU, often in the teeth of strong…


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Charity Commission has Second Thoughts

No sooner had I finished off the blog posted earlier today, than I heard from Friends of the Earth that the Charity Commission had decided to reissue its guidance to charities on…


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Climate Let-down Down Under

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…


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Brexit and the Environment: Sorting Out Fact From Fiction

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……


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Greener In – Obviously!

So, a deal (of sorts) has been done, Cameron is claiming an historic victory, and the date for the Referendum is set: June 23rd. This is where the real work starts – especially…


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The post-Paris scene, part 6: So what are the implications of all this for the UK?

Here’s something telling: for the first time (as far as I can remember) the UK did not have a presence at the World Future Energy Summit. China, Japan, Germany, France, South…


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The Green Party on Poverty

Caroline Lucas and Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, did a really good job in their interviews with Russell Brand. The only thing I was disappointed by was that they weren’t…


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Supporting Caroline Lucas

I’m down in Brighton this weekend to support the campaign of Caroline Lucas. To state the obvious, if Caroline is not re-elected in Brighton Pavilion, it would be a significant…


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Green Party has no cause to feel bad about its campaigning on climate change

I was in Cambridge last night, with the Cambridge Young Greens, to support Rupert Read, the Green Party’s candidate in Cambridge. Given the coverage in the Independent yesterday,…


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