Andrew Hammond

Associate at LSE IDEAS (the Centre for International Affairs, Policy and Strategy) at the London School of Economics

Associate at LSE IDEAS (the Centre for International Affairs, Policy and Strategy) at the London School of Economics
Climate Conference Makes Progress, Despite US Paris

Climate Conference Makes Progress, Despite US Paris Pullout

The 2017 UN climate change summit finished on Friday with significant progress made toward converting the landmark 2015 Paris deal into a rule-based framework. Coming amidst growing scientific alarm about global warming, the chair of the event had called for "the vision of Paris" to shine through given growing concerns that the process at a critical crossroads.
19/11/2017 14:15 GMT
Landmark European Elections Deliver Political

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.
02/06/2014 13:48 BST
As IPCC Launches Landmark Study, Is the Tide Turning on Tackling Climate

As IPCC Launches Landmark Study, Is the Tide Turning on Tackling Climate Change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.
01/10/2013 09:55 BST
US Surveillance Controversy Underlines Importance of Corporate Foreign

US Surveillance Controversy Underlines Importance of Corporate Foreign Policy

For those firms which misstep, fallout can be very damaging, both for the financial bottom-line and reputationally. However, for those which are pro-active and invest in their capability, the prizes -- both in terms of mitigating risk and seizing opportunity -- are potentially ever more significant.
05/09/2013 12:52 BST
Long-Term Strategy, Nor Short-Term Politics, Is Key to Realising London 2012

Long-Term Strategy, Nor Short-Term Politics, Is Key to Realising London 2012 Legacy

Some good public sector building blocks are already in place. For instance, the Government is in the midst of its biggest ever international marketing campaign, with some private sector support, to secure sustained increases in trade, inward investment, tourism and foreign students. But, more is needed to maximise long-term economic and reputational legacy.
25/07/2013 12:29 BST