Nick MabeyUK’s major Green groups - with millions of members - day proposed Brexit Deal is a high risk for UK environment & climate. Govt offering assurances today on workers rights shows they plan to sacrifice green issues for future trade deals. @RHarrabin
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of this century. Mitigation requires a largescale
transition to a low-carbon economy. This paper provides an overview of the rapidly
growing literature on the role of macroeconomic and financial...
Nick MabeyThis @IMFNews paper has a eye-catching indictment of the state of climate economics: "The literature does not spell out an appropriate policy mix...The question of the most effective policy mix for climate change mitigation remains relatively unexplored"
A new poll by Survation of the UK public finds wide support for policies and personal changes that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One-third (33%) of participants support the ide…
Nick MabeyNew poll shows British public highly supportive of UK 2050 net zero GHG emissions target but deeply sceptical that government will reach it. Opportunity for all Parties to pitch practical & funded plans at upcoming GE.
London is the only location in the world with a critical mass of organisations working globally on a full range of climate action. These organisations are also...
Nick MabeyThe first London Climate Frontiers Forum is filling up fast but we still want to see more of you celebrate #LCAW2019, share your ideas to join up the London Climate Cluster & tell us how #LDNClimateAction Week 2020 can be bigger, better & more impactful!
This report responds to a request from the Governments of the UK, Wales and Scotland, asking the Committee to reassess the UK's long-term emissions targets.
Nick MabeyThe response to @theCCCuk Net Zero report gives me the pride in Britain I felt at the 2012 Olympics. This is how we should make decisions - civilised debate, clear values & evidence. Climate is the political anthesis to the horror show of Brexit.
In the graph above (zoomable version here), I have mapped the votes of British MPs in the 8 options given to them on March 27 (a couple of hours ago) in indicative votes. This is a 2-mode network l…
Nick MabeyDespite the general attempt by UK media to misrepresent the outcome of yesterday’s Brexit indicative votes as no agreement this excellent mapping shows a clear rejection of hard Brexit & convergence around soft Brexit options & a confirmatory referendum.
Brexit is the vehicle by which a fractured state has come to realise that its politics are no longer fit for purpose, says author Fintan O’Toole
Nick MabeyAs so often the best interpretation of English politics & culture comes from Ireland. The real journey of Brexit has been to show the bankruptcy of the UK constitution & English ruling class. Time for reform & remain.
If Parliament is sovereign and wants to vote, it votes. If someone else (the government) is in a position to “give” it the right to vote, it is not sovereign.
Nick MabeyUK constitution used to be admired for its flexibility but Brexit shows it is too weak to defend Parliament against an Executive willing to defy conventions. Whatever happens there is a need to radically modernise the UK constitution to protect democracy.
1-8 July 2019 will be London's first Climate Action Week, bringing together London's climate leaders and organisations.
Nick MabeyLondon Climate Action Week will be held 1-8th July 2019. Really proud to be working with @SadiqKhan @sabrodrigues61 to mobilise action & innovation from London’s world leading cluster of organisations working on climate change @e3g
The European Union is set to offer the U.K. a free-trade deal deeper than any agreement that’s gone before, but will reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s demand for “frictionless trade," according to EU diplomats.
Nick MabeyAs expected core sticking point in EU27-UK future trade deal centre around guarantees the U.K. will not lower env, labour and other standards. EU27 rightly has little trust in U.K. promises given constant deregulation statements by Ministers & ERG.
Environmental analysis assumes no action on climate change — and extreme warming — to justify freezing fuel standards for autos.
Nick MabeyImportant @OMBPress takes Trump Admin assertion that 4C warming inevitable seriously & integrates its economic impacts into forward GDP, spending & debt forecasts. If Trump wants US to plan for a 4C world he is going to find it very uncomfortable.
The longer Donald Trump stays in office, the higher the risk that anti-American forces will gain the upper hand in Germany and push it into the arms of Russia and China, veteran German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger said in an interview.
Nick MabeyMadness that white elephant Nord Stream 2 is splitting Ge-US relationship. If Ge invested properly in energy efficiency it would save money, remove need for NS2 & meet its climate targets. No geopolitical drama just better insulation & less fuel poverty.