Welcome to Climate Answers

Climate change is the most serious issue ever to have faced humanity. Rightly, it is now high on the public, political, media and business agendas. However, too much of the discussion is still about what we should not be doing or what we should be against. There is not enough discussion or information on solutions – what we can and should do to minimise dangerous climate change, and what should be done to make us not only safer and more secure, but also richer and happier.

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Climate hustings in Hornsey and Wood Green

My thoughts on a climate hustings in Hornsey and Wood Green

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UK election: Labour and Liberal Democrats offer real climate ambition

My blog for Responding to Climate Change on Labour’s green plan and manifesto

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Cleaning the neighbourhood: How the EU can scrub out bad energy policy

The EU should not buy electricity from countries with highly-polluting coal power stations, and should instead support efficiency and clean energy in these countries.

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16 April 2014: Britain can shape EU climate and energy policy

The Energy Union, which the Juncker Commission had identified as one of its top priorities, is an area in which the UK should take a lead.

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Climate hustings in Holborn and St Pancras

The candidates in Holborn and St Pancras discuss their parties’ policies on climate change and environmental issues.

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Plaid Cymru Manifesto 2015: Energy and climate policies

We will list the energy and climate policies of each party when the manifestos are published. Here are Plaid Cymru’s.

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March blows air quality back onto the agenda

Tower Bridge in fog

This month air has become increasingly visible: literally and metaphorically. Suzanna Hinson considers what governments and the EU should do to deliver clean air.

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In Defence of Pragmatism

Climate campaigners should be more pragmatic and more prepared to make compromises. Pragmatism often delivers progress; idealism rarely does.

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Paqueta: a community running almost entirely on renewables

Paqueta: a community running almost entirely on renewables

A small island in Rio bay already gets most of its energy from renewables. It should move to become totally powered by solar, biogas and imported hydroelectricity.

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Hustings debate on climate change, 8 April, London

On 8 April I’m chairing a hustings debate on climate change in Holborn/St Pancras. Labour’s @Keir_Starmer, Green’s @natalieben + Lib Dem and Tory candidates 6.30, Camden School for Girls. All welcome – though you have to register.

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