Post Tagged with: "climate change"

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

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Breaking down the climate change debate

‘Momentum’. It is a buzzword in politics. But, restoring it to its origins, I can recall, from the haziness of my high school physics education, a scientific law: that when opposing, inelastic, objects, each carried by its own momentum, collide, new forms of energy arise: heat and sound. This – […]

by × 27 June 2014 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Oil Refinery at dawn (source: Glenn Euloth, Flickr)

SPARC bonds: a ‘sparkling’ new tool against fossil fuel subsidies

From boosting financial gains to reducing CO2 emissions, there are clear benefits from removing inefficient fossil fuel consumption subsidies. BSG Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Thomas Hale and Peter Ogden, Senior Fellow and Director of International Energy and Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress, explore a new policy tool that […]

by × 26 June 2014 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

India’s unseen climate leadership

India’s unseen climate leadership

India is doing a lot to combat climate change. It is time to let the world know, and to be more proactive in international climate negotiations. India is changing, yet the government’s position in international climate negotiations is not. Despite increasingly ambitious national policies, India’s climate diplomats have maintained essentially the same stance since negotiations began in 1992: developed countries must commit to a legally binding schedule of emission reductions, while developing countries retain their right to carbon-intensive development.

by × 13 June 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Climate progress from the bottom up

Climate progress from the bottom up

At a time when countries around the world are searching for ways to lift their climate change ambition, new research highlights the important role being played by non-governmental agencies in New Zealand. One example is New Zealand Post which, between 2008 and 2012, reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 16.1 […]

by × 25 March 2014 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Why coal production must end

Why coal production must end

Germany is now producing more coal than for twenty years. This has occurred in a society that prides itself on its concern about climate change and has the largest Green party in Europe. Underlying this evident disconnection between concern and behaviour is an international failure to link the challenge of […]

by × 13 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Science and technology

Doing It Together

Doing It Together

As the dust settles on the international climate change negotiations in Warsaw, I feel a sense of déjà vu. Hunger strikes, a mass walk-out by civil society, and eventually a last minute deal agreed upon by sleep-deprived delegates after 36 hours of non-stop negotiations. This has become an annual ritual. […]

by × 11 December 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

The fight against climate change must link up with the multilateral process

The fight against climate change must link up with the multilateral process

Countries, cities, companies, & civil society can lead the fight against climate change – but they must link up with the multilateral process too Global governance is gridlocked. As the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations makes clear, politicians have every incentive to address narrow, short-term interests, and few reasons […]

by × 29 November 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

How to drive climate ambition

How to drive climate ambition

This week and next, countries meet in Warsaw under UN auspices to seek a solution to the climatic changes already raising temperatures and disrupting weather around the world. It will be the 19th such meeting in as many years. To date, these efforts have produced exactly one treaty to reduce […]

by × 18 November 2013 ×