Category Archives: Climate change policy

Take write-offs on the chin; replace investment with legacy

This is a thought I have had great difficulty articulating, but with 120 months to cut emissions by 45%, I thought I would have a go … [1] There is a sense in much writing and thought about climate policy … Continue reading

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120 months – what I would like political leaders to do

We have ten years… For a moment stop worrying about what is politically feasible and write down what needs to be done. Where there is a way there is a will. This is approximately what is needed. 1. People: An essential … Continue reading

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Hope in children

I spoke at the Economist’s Sustainability Summit last week. I have written up my notes and added some more details into a more coherent post. This is a bit wide-ranging – even rambling, but I have a bunch of observations … Continue reading

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Calculating the cost of changing demand for emission reductions

The price of something is, in economics, established as a point where the demand curve meets the supply curve. So, too is the quantity of that thing that is traded. Most climate policy has been, to date, about changing the … Continue reading

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Go Pluto!

How many times do we criticise politicians as egoistical clowns, gallivanting on the international stage, inept, inefficient, conflicted, corrupt and so forth? Whether or not those characterisations are fair or true (it is probably much harder when you are in … Continue reading

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