‘Net-zero’: bad for UK jobs?

A recent think tank report that predicts significant disruption to jobs in the UK from the transition to net-zero emissions uses a potentially misleading method, argues Alex Bowen, whose own analysis shows that, with the right policies, the transition could benefit workers throughout the country.

Why the UK needs a diverse leadership team for COP26

The UK government has announced an all-male COP26 leadership team. A line-up that includes women would not only be more representative, but could also be more effective and trusted, argue the authors of this commentary.

China’s historic announcement on net-zero emissions

Nicholas Stern explains why President Xi’s historic pledge to cut China’s emissions to net-zero by 2060, announced this week, could prove to be a key milestone on the path to a healthier, safer and more prosperous future.

Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up

Candice Howarth and Matt Lane consider how we can better align knowledge on climate change resilience with the needs of local decision-makers, including by improving the accessibility of the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessments.

The UK needs a ‘National Heat Risk Strategy’

Given the wide range of impacts created by the increase in the frequency and intensity of hot weather, it is time for the UK Government to create a National Heat Risk Strategy, argues Bob Ward.

The impact of current climate policies on greenhouse gas emissions

Shaikh Eskander and Sam Fankhauser share the results of their new study that shows the carbon savings made due to climate change laws and policies over the last two decades and call on policymakers to adopt identified good practice to enable deeper cuts in emissions.

Heatwave alert may be too late to prevent deaths

The declaration today of an official Level 3 heat-health alert by the Met Office and Public Health England may have come too late for many of the people who are most vulnerable to the potentially lethal effects of hot weather, including patients suffering from COVID-19. An official review of the Government’s ‘Heatwave Plan for England’ has […]