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The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and its staff is frequently featured in the media.

Below is a selection of online media articles from 2014.  

We also have archived selected media articles from:


July

 

MPs who reject science are undermining the public interest|
30 July, New Statesman Blog
Bob Ward - On climate change and other issues, parliamentarians are ignoring the evidence. 

China sees growth in a cleaner environment|
25 July, Japan Times 
He Jiankun and Nicholas Stern: China - currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide - is emerging as a global leader in climate policy as it seeks to build a cleaner and more efficient economy.

Green hypocrisy at Northcliffe House
|25 July, Huffington Post
Bob Ward on how staff at the Daily Mail recently marked Green Week.

‘Scary’ climate shifts not far off
|22 July 2014. London Evening Standard. Letter to the editor.

Climate adaptation must be backed by communication|
23 July 2014, Business Green. Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation.

George Osborne defeated in attempt to weaken UK carbon budget|
22 July 2014, The Guardian. Ed Davey says legally-binding target for 2023-2027 – the most ambitious in the developed world – will not change.

Owen Paterson to give lecture to Nigel Lawson's climate-sceptic thinktank
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18 July, The Guardian
Just days after leaving office, former UK environment secretary agrees to deliver speech at Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Australia’s carbon price repeal: the global context|
17 July, The Interpreter
With the repeal today of Australia’s two-year-old carbon pricing scheme, the Abbott Government has formalised Australia’s transition from climate laggard to climate wrecker. But just how serious a blow to global climate efforts is this repeal?

Watchdog must be tougher on climate sceptic 'charity'
|16 July, New Scientist
Decisive action is needed to curb Nigel Lawson's Global Warming Policy Foundation, which lobbies against climate change mitigation, says policy expert Bob Ward

We need a stronger carbon price to justify shale|
15 July, ResPublica
Professor Samuel Fankhauser examines the policy measures needed to ensure shale gas extraction is commensurate with our wider climate change objectives

Lawson’s climate-sceptic group hit by charity status row
|16 July, BBC News
Climate-sceptic charity the Global Warming Policy Foundation is to relaunch in September, after a complaint about its charitable status

UK’s new energy and environment ministers opposed green energy
|15 July, The Guardian
Matthew Hancock called for cuts to wind power subsidies while Liz Truss claimed renewable power was damaging the economy

Will UK reshuffle boost science and environment?|
15 July, New Scientist
Bob Ward reflects on the potential impact of the new intake of ministers on future policy.

BRICS crean un banco para la infraestructura y reservas para la crisis
|15 July, Yahoo Mexico

The Costs of Climate Change|
7 July, Channel News Asia (TV interview)

The trouble with climate change denial|
4 July, Huffington Post Blog

Today Programme criticised for giving platform to climate sceptic Lord Lawson
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3 July, The Independent

How climate change may affect your bottom line|
3 July, MPR News

June

 

UK Government Utterly Fails to Communicate About Climate Change|
30 June 2014, Huffington Post

Common sense prevails as BBC upholds Today programme climate complaint|
26 June, The Guardian

Busting the myths around emission reduction costs
|
26 June, Business Green

EU leaders must stop dithering on climate change - Nicholas Stern
|25 June 2014, FT Comments

Models ‘grossly underestimate’ costs of global warming, Nicholas Stern says|

16 June 2014, The Sydney Morning Herald

Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’|
16 June 2014, Independent

Coal’s share of energy market at highest level since 1970|
16 June 2014, The Guardian

A nexus approach to global challenges|
13 June 2014, The Guardian

Australian PM Tony Abbott calls for alliance with UK to counter Obama's 'left-liberal' agenda to raise taxes and 'unwise' plan to address global warming|
10 June 2014, Daily Mail

Unleash metrics on the climate change sceptics! Met Office chief wants scientists to turn to poetry to promote research
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8 June 2014, Independent

Barack Obama's carbon cuts plan is a big step in the right direction|
2 June 2014, The Guardian

4 grados más…|
2 June 2014, El Pais

May

It’s time to challenge Ukip over its climate change denial
|
30 May 2014, New Statesman

Without transparency, Europe’s carbon market reform will fail|
30 May 2014, The Conversation

No gas found in the Weald basin: Does this spell the end of the Government’s dream of a fracking revolution?
|23 May 2014, Independent

Experto cree que las políticas energéticas "dubitativas" y de "ping-pong" crean incertidumbre en inversores|

26 May 2014, MSN

La Gran Historia - México y el cambio climático
|hispantv.com

Paper says several billion barrels of oil may lie under Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire – but may not be recoverable| 
23 May 2014, The Guardian

Green Economy: UN joins mission to balance investment goals|
21 May 2014, Financial Times

'Climategate' had only fleeting effect on global warming scepticism|
21 May, The Guardian

China aims for 70GW of solar in race to ditch coal|
19 May 2014, Businessgreen.com (requires subscription - free trial available)

Killer coal falling out of fashion|
19 May 2014, Canberra Times

IPCC reports 'diluted' under 'political pressure' to protect fossil fuel interests|
15 May, The Guardian

Under the sea: Incredible images show what America's most famous coastal landmarks would look like if sea levels rose by just 12 feet|
15 May, Daily Mail

Nigel Lawson's climate-change denial charity 'intimidated' environmental expert|
11 May, The Independent

Nigel Lawson's climate sceptic thinktank to launch campaigning arm|
9 May, The Guardian

Russia Says 2C Climate Goal Shouldn’t Dictate Carbon Pledges|
1 May, The Washington Post

April

Economics is clear on the need for climate action, now it's time to act|
30 April, The Guardian

US and China lift climate change hopes with new phase of talks|
27 April, Financial Times

Britain's Conservatives to end onshore wind farm subsidies|
24 April, Reuters

Time to change the political climate|
20 April, Financial Times

IPCC report under fire|
15 April, Nature

UN climate change report on how to cut emissions
|
13 April, The Guardian

Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'
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13 April, The Independent

Shale gas can help to prevent global warming - IPCC|
13 April, The Times

The IPCC report underlines why national action must be at the heart of tackling climate change
|
13 April, The Independent

Climate change: Can disaster be avoided?|
13 April, Aljazeera

UN green police say ditch oil and change your diet|
12 April, The Telegraph

UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster|
12 April, The Observer

Green tech revolution needed to avoid climate change dangers, says Nicholas Stern|
11 April, The Sydney Morning Herald

Le Giec peine à chiffrer l'effet du réchauffement climatique|
10 April, Reuters France

UN climate report seeks clearer economics to guide action|
10 April, Reuters

Slash Greenhouse Gases to Meet Climate Goals, U.N. Draft Says|
9 April, The Wall Street Journal

Time running out to beat climate change, UN warns
|
9 April, Sydney Morning Herald

Cars Become Biggest Driver of Greenhouse-Gas Increases
|9 April, Bloomberg

World 'needs Plan B' on climate - IPCC report|
8 April, BBC

Britain Confronts Gas Mother Lode With Fracking by Lord Browne
|
3 April, Bloomberg

Scientists challenge work of climate change dissenter|
2 April, Channel 4

Government accuses BBC of creating 'false balance' on climate change with unqualified sceptics
|
2 April, The Independent

MPs criticise BBC for 'false balance' in climate change coverage|
2 April, The Guardian

MPs accuse BBC of keeping audience confused with climate change coverage
|
2 April, Press Gazette

UN issues call for action over ‘catastrophe of climate change’
|1 April, The Times

Britain under ‘severe risk' of flood hell as global temperatures rise
|1 April, Daily Star

March

'We live in an era of man-made climate change' - IPCC
|
31 March, Channel 4 News

'No one will be untouched': Climate change will lead to war, famine and extreme weather, claims IPCC report
|
31 March, Daily Mail

Climate Change: Our Way Of Life 'In Jeopardy'
|
31 March, Sky News

Climate change is hitting food production, IPCC warns
|
31 March, The Times

UK warned of 'climate change flood of refugees': Droughts and heatwaves could force millions to flee their country
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31 March, Mail on Sunday

IPCC report: Tallying the damage bill of climate change
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31 March, The Sydney Morning Herald

War, hunger, disease… and worse to come: The impact of climate change all over the world
|
31 March, The Metro

Thousands more ‘face floods risk in Britain’: Climate warning in new global report
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31 March, The Metro

El clima del planeta sera mas extremo por culpa del hombre|
30 March, ABC.es

Estados de painel de clima da ONU querem estimativas de perdas econômicas
|
28 March, Reuters

The Two Numbers Climate Economists Can’t Stand to See Together
|28 March, Bloomberg

Coping with climate change to cost up to $100bn a year, says UN
28 March, Financial Times (registration is required)

At UN climate talks, many seek sterner warnings of GDP losses|
28 March, Reuters

Back tracking on carbon pricing will damage Australia|
27 March, ABC News

'BBC News sticking two fingers up to management' says prof behind Trust's science impartiality report|
26 March, Press Gazette

IPCC report downplays economic impacts of climate change, reviewer says|
25 March, Sydney Morning Herald

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change|
22 March, The Guardian

End this obsession over climate change: It stops us tackling floods and storms now say experts|
20 March, Mail Online

Osborne to cut £7bn in heavy industry fuel bills and cap tax on carbon emissions in boost for manufacturing|
20 March, Mail Online

UK freezes carbon tax plan for electricity sector|
20 March, The Age

Osborne's energy measures please firms but anger environmentalists|
19 March, The Guardian

U.K. Freezes CO2 Tax in $12 Billion Plan to Cut Power Cost
|19 March, The Washington Post

Il grande bluff del costo dell’energia|
16 March, Trend Online

Switzerland Seeks Precision as Nations Shape Carbon Markets|
10 March, The Washington Post

'Carbon bubble' threatens stock markets, say MPs|
6 March, BBC

Shut up and listen, Cabinet minister tells Tory climate sceptics|
6 March, The Times

UK needs 100 bln pounds more to meet 2020 carbon targets-report|
6 March, Reuters

Home computers to help scientists assess climate role in UK's wet winter|
4 March, The Guardian

Britain ‘ahead of curve’ on green targets|
3 March, The Times

 

February

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir James Dyson among centre-right figures trying to reclaim the green agenda for conservative politicians around the world
|26 February, The Independant

Discount rates, ethical conundrums, and compromising on climate policy|
26 February, Business Green

World begins 2014 with unusual number of extreme weather events
|
25 February, The Guardian

A high price for ignoring the risks of catastrophe
18 February, Financial Times

UK weather: Storms are clear sign of climate change and worse to come will lead to conflict and war, says Lord Stern
|
14 February, The Independant

Freaky Friday: Snow, rain and more storms heading Yorkshire’s way
|
14 February, Yorkshire Post

Climate change: hard rain, hard truths
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13 February, The Guardian

Flooding and storms in UK are clear signs of climate change, says Lord Stern|
13 February, The Guardian

UK weather: Fury rises with the flood waters causing havoc and evacuations across Britain
|8 February, The Independent

Energy prices have overstated impact on EU industry - report|
6 February, Reuters

Power cuts and floods as storms wreak fresh havoc|
5 February, The Telegraph

Why do we insist on building on flood plains?|
2 February, The Independent

January

Heat is on as Met Office is accused of a ‘warm bias’ in annual forecasts
|29 January, The Times (Registration is required)

Climate scepticism blamed as Owen Paterson slashes spending on global warming|
26 January, The Independent

Proof wind turbines take thousands off your home: Value of houses within 1.2 miles of large wind farms slashed by 11%, study finds|
25 January, Daily Mail

Les 27 doivent s'entendre pour accélérer la croissance verte
|24 January, Le Monde

Lord Stern: I should have been fiercer in climate change review
|23 January, Guardian

Europe to cut carbon 40% by 2030
|23 January, ABC

Climat: l'Europe se fixe un nouveau cap pour 2030, les Etats louvoient|
22 January, L'Echo

Climate change is NOT main cause of floods, say experts: Building on plains and cutting down trees are among the true reasons
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22 January, Daily Mail

European Commission resists calls for carbon ‘central bank’
19 January, Financial Times (Registration is required)

Climate Protection May Cut World GDP 4% by 2030, UN Says|
17 January, Bloomberg

UK fracking frenzy could breach emissions targets
13 January, New Scientist

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