Carbon

Hampstead Heath isn't just pretty, it's massively helping the planet.
Yesterday was Philip Hammond's first big moment as Chancellor, the opportunity, before a country and indeed a world buffeted by shockwaves of change and uncertainty, to set out a compelling, reassuring and above all confidence building vision of our economic future. Well we didn't get that did we?
Of course we need a strong commitment to forest protection and restoration to come out of the Climate Summit in Paris. But we must have action as well.
These two meetings are the culmination of long, intensive processes, and present governments across the world with the chance to make bold decisions. If they rise to the challenge, they can set us all on a path to address the inter-connected crises of poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and climate change.
The government has been warned to take "urgent" action to prepare the UK for the effects of climate change, in the face of
One thing is for sure: any plan based on restricting access to cheap fuel is doomed to fail from the start, so we have no other choice but to address the problem and create long-term, sustainable solutions.
I have a dream. It involves climate negotiators. They are bleary-eyed, exhausted, but happy. Nestled inside some grey building in the heart of Paris, they are weeping with relief at the result of all-night negotiations that leave climate campaigners like me elated, and the carbon-fuel lobbyists staring into the abyss, desolated.
The Dutch government had commissioned this study to compare different options, but the large negative value of offshore wind was what caught most attention. This negative result is partly due to the fact that the climate benefits of wind energy were valued at zero.
The UK's climate change ambition will be in serious jeopardy once the Infrastructure Bill is passed into law. If that's not worrying enough, barely anyone seems to be taking notice.
While mainstream acceptance of climate change and its risks - both immediate and long-term - is growing, there's a sluggishness on the part of brands to fund scalable solutions that I, personally, put down partly to a lack of imagination.