This month’s update from the Grantham Research Institute includes Bob Ward on the echo chamber of climate change denial and Josh Burke on what the UK is doing to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas. We also feature new analysis on what the global airline industry is doing in the face of climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy.
News and comment
Bob Ward considers the role of Matt Ridley within the British echo chamber of climate change denial that has spread misinformation about extreme weather events in the past few weeks. Read more
The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industries – argues Josh Burke. Read more
In this commentary for ‘The Hill’ Bob Ward looks at how young people in the US are taking action on climate change through student strikes and legal cases. Read more
Michal Nachmany argues that the young people, including her own children, who took part in the recent UK school strike are old enough to understand the issues at stake and young enough to speak truth to power with no fear. Read more
Sir Roger Gifford
The structural shifts underway to tackle climate change and other environmental issues mean there is huge potential for further growth in green finance despite challenges ahead, writes Sir Roger Gifford for the Sustainable Finance Leadership Series. Read more