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Power and politics: the elephant in the room in sustainability debates

This year will see the culmination of two major global agreements for climate change and development. From 30 November to 11 December, worldwide negotiators will gather in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework

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Paris warms up for climate event of the decade – Our Common Future under Climate Change

People on stage at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference

Last week, more than 2000 climate change researchers gathered in Paris for the ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’ conference, an enormous and prestigious event as part of the preparations for the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris later this year.

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“Politicians still hesitate while the world warms” – Reflections on OECD Angel Gurría’s speech

Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the OECD, gave a tour-de-force speech in London on 3rd of June 2015 as part of the organisation’s build-up to COP21 in Paris. He drew upon “Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy“, an OECD report that

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Prof Jim Watson’s UKERC blog: Would a Global Apollo Programme deliver the low carbon innovation we need?

Introduction to Jim Watson’s blog by Dr Ralitsa Hiteva The Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change report  which came out last week warns: “We are in danger”; “The perils of our current course”; “The dangerous shortfall in RD&D”. The

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Experiments in Climate Governance – Reflections on a workshop

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In early March 2015, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) hosted the ‘Innovations in Climate Governance’ (INOGOV) workshop. The INOGOV is a Tyndall Centre for Climate change research initiative, which started in 2014, and is a 4 year funded programme by

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