Joss' climate memo

Joss Garman
What's front of mind with what's happening on climate change in the UK?
Created 21 Jan 2021
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  • Johnson's new Net Zero plan redraws the lines of the climate debate.
    19 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Some doubt if Boris Johnson's proclaimed passion for prioritising climate action will survive once the global spotlight moves on after the UK-hosted COP26 summit next month. The publication of his Net...
  • COP26: What will China do?
    20 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    As President Biden edges towards passing two gigantic legislative packages to underpin upgraded climate targets for America, Boris Johnson prepares to detail the UK's Net Zero strategy, and the EU wra...
  • As silly season ends, so too should August's confected row over Net Zero.
    20 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    With the media's annual summer silly season coming to an abrupt end with the fall of Kabul, the fate of Geronimo the alpaca now seems determined, and so too should the conclusion of August's confected...
  • Could the next few days mark a change in the COP26 weather?
    08 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    It would be a major understatement to say the UK government faces strong headwinds ahead of COP26. But the next few days could reveal our chances of a change in the weather. First up, the G20 meetings...
  • Local elections signal a new frontier in England's climate politics.
    26 May 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Brexit champion Ben Houchen (the man Conservatives are now calling their new "king of the north") was re-elected by a landslide as Mayor of Teesside in what was once considered the heart of the Red Wa...
  • Finally, a proper battle for the future of our countryside.
    06 May 2021 • 5 min read • 5 1
    The environment ministry has been effectively put into special measures, with a "tiger team" assembled to deliver a countryside climate plan, quickly. Reporting yesterday on a leaked Whitehall memo, O...
  • COP26: Real progress could drown in greenwash
    30 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    "In Downing Street, when the mood is dour, attention gravitates towards COP26: the bright green star on the government’s uncertain horizon. It’s the subject which animates the Prime Minister most thes...
  • Net Zero: Easier than we think?
    31 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    If there’s one thing that unites the UK's climate campaigners and their critics, it’s the belief that getting to net zero by 2050 won’t be easy. With fresh analysis from Carbon Brief showing the count...
  • The end of Britain's "invisible transition"
    12 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 3 2
    Climate action in Britain is moving into more politically fraught terrain because the next phase of carbon cuts involves front of house decisions about how we heat our home and what kind of car we dri...
  • Climate = jobs. Right?
    26 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Climate = jobs. Right? The Cumbria coal row is the new politics of climate change writ small. During the last economic downturn, David Cameron flung himself from "Vote Blue, Go Green" to "cut the gree...
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