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Posts Tagged: Climate change
Garvan Walshe: How the majority needed to deliver Brexit will thwart the reform needed to make a success of it
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Eamonn Ives: Yesterday’s TV environment debate. No-one told the truth – that capitalism and climate concern are compatible
It felt very much as though climate change was playing second fiddle to other overarching intentions which the candidates were keen to trot out.
Ted Christie-Miller and Richard Howard: How to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 without damaging the economy
Party leaders face uncomfortable truths as they prepare for the Leaders’ Climate Debate later today.
Nick Hargrave: Wanted. A Too Difficult Department to help tackle intractable post-election problems.
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.
Phoebe Griffith: To end austerity finally, Johnson needs more than a quick splash of populist spending
The third piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
Sam Hall: Conservatives shouldn’t ridicule or rage against Extinction Rebellion. Instead, we should trump them with our own ideas.
We must propose our own ambitious, market-based policies for decarbonisation and nature restoration.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
And Tories have known since Thatcher’s time that climate change has to be taken seriously.
Ryan Bourne: Greta Thunberg and Prince Harry are wrong. Our ingenuity is the earth’s ultimate resource.
The only sustainable route to reducing carbon emissions will come precisely from the sorts of innovation that drive the “fairytales” that she bemoans.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
The Prime Minister prefers technological progress, “the Promethean power of the human race to solve problems”, to the left’s restrictive, top-down answers.
Guy Opperman: Only Capitalism can tackle the Climate Emergency – and our pension funds can lead the way.
We are taking a massive step forward by introducing new Environmental, Social and Governance regulations, or ESG for short.
The more centralised her decision-making became, the less control over events she actually had.
“This will most likely be the last time I will speak at length as Prime Minister…” – May on the state of politics
The Prime Minister deplores the “rancour and tribal bitterness” of modern debate, and criticises politicians “making promises you cannot keep”.