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  • European climate change strategy: how to make simple things complicated

    European climate change strategy: how to make simple things complicated

    Benoît Petre | | Environment
    Addressing climate change, and thus reducing drastically greenhouse gas emissions, will be one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The European Union is leading the way by committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 (from 1990 levels). To reach this community-wide goal, each member state ...
  • The Green Revolution we need

    The Green Revolution we need

    Adam Memon | | Environment
    This article is taken from the CPS Economic Bulletin. To receive the bulletin to your inbox before it is published online, subscribe here. Vitamin A deficiency causes enormous suffering amongst those afflicted by it with blindness and ultimately death being the final outcomes for many in the developing World. The World Health Organisation ...
  • Privatise the Green Investment Bank

    Privatise the Green Investment Bank

    Adam Memon | | Environment
    Last year we called for the privatisation of the Green Investment Bank, so it is good to read in the Financial Times today that the Government is considering how this can be done. Privatisation would completely free the Bank to leverage private capital and become an even more serious provider ...
  • A change of approach needed in IPCC reports

    A change of approach needed in IPCC reports

    Jonny Buzzing | | Environment
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently revealed that it is now “extremely likely” that humans are to blame for more than 50% of the increase in global average surface temperature in the last 60 years, which has resulted in the hottest 30 year period in the Northern Hemisphere ...
  • DEFRA should be bold on water security

    DEFRA should be bold on water security

    Adam Memon | | Environment
    As a result of falling water levels and reduced quality, it is now no longer possible to think of water as a permanently and immediately available resource. In our latest Growth Bulletin, “Britain must act on water security”, we argued that DEFRA can increase UK water security through radical reforms ...
  • Tech, not taxes, will save us

    Tech, not taxes, will save us

    Lewis Brown | | Environment
    This year we commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. It is also 100 years since the birth of Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution and quite probably the man who saved a billion lives.There are many who argue persuasively that our environmental problems ...
  • A bigger economy is good for the environment

    A bigger economy is good for the environment

    Adam Memon | | Environment
    One of the most interesting data sets in the Environmental Accounts published today by the ONS is one showing the intensity of carbon dioxide emissions ie the level of emissions per unit of economic output.In 1997, for every one million pounds of economic output, the UK emitted 610 tonnes (or ...
  • CPS 22 years ahead: how the Coalition (eventually) follows our proposals

    CPS 22 years ahead: how the Coalition (eventually) follows our proposals

    Keith Boyfield | | Environment
    Back in 1990, when Margaret Thatcher was still Prime Minister, the Centre for Policy Studies published a report outlining a radical new approach to maintaining and developing our canal inheritance. Entitled Pleasure & Profit from Canals: A New Plan for British Waterways this study recommended establishing Britain’s network of canals ...
  • A response to Lord Lawson

    A response to Lord Lawson

    Tim Yeo | | Environment
    Following on from last month's online debate "Is there a valid economic case for 'going green' in an 'age of austerity'?", Tim Yeo MP hits back at Lord Lawson on the environment. Fossil fuels may be superficially cheap, but they actually come at a heavy price. It is extraordinary that you ...