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The climate angle on ‘cake-gate’

A deadly pandemic, a growing sense of impending economic and geopolitical catastrophe, and a totally detached elite with delusions of grandeur; for number 10, partying while the planet burns is obviously just the playbook of the 20s, now as then. But amid all the outrage over Number 10’s rule-defying homage to the Roaring Twenties, it’s […]

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Don’t we want to go faster?

I can’t remember a more defensive press release than yesterday’s letter from the Department of Transport (DfT) detailing the big reductions in the maximum level of subsidies available through the Plug-in Car Grant Scheme. He insisted that the reforms were above all aimed at ensuring that more people could access grants. He stressed that the […]

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What does the success of COP26 look like?

The COP26 is experiencing its first major oscillation. This may seem like a slightly odd assessment for a summit that has seen its first president sacked and replaced unceremoniously, been subject to a pandemic-induced postponement, faced calls for a second postponement and experienced funding disputes with the Scottish government, strong criticism from developing countries of […]

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The summit to save the world?

How important is COP26? There is an understandable desire to resist the modern urge to classify and categorize all events, to hyperbolically attach “historical” to fairly mundane occasions, to promote the status of moderately impressive GOAT in its own right. We live in an era characterized by the importance of inflationary events. And yet, you […]

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You won the argument | BusinessGreen blog post

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 11e Annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards. More durable than a COP26 zoom meeting. More competitive than the post-Brexit job market. More cautiously optimistic than Emma Raducanu’s bank manager. The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are both the UK’s most prestigious green business awards and a crucial part of this year’s Net Zero Festival. […]