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COP28 - What happened and was it a success?

December 20, 2023

Last week we saw COP28 come to a close, and, as President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber dropped the final hammer of the conference, it’s fair to say there were some mixed emotions regarding the outcome. Over the last 8 weeks, we have been following…

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Nature, Land Use & Oceans

We are facing an ecological “polycrisis” The 2023 Global Risk Report[i] published by the World Economic Forum warns that the world is hurtling towards an era of “polycrises”, meaning multiple interconnected crises happening at the same…

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November 8, 2023

Multilevel Action, Urbanisation and Built Environment, Transport

“Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050”. The UN. This increase, known as ‘urbanisation’ brings with it a series of challenges as we grapple with increasing…

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October 26, 2023

Energy and Industry, Just Transition and Indigenous People

Over the course of human history there have been few events more impactful than the revolution of our energy systems. It has happened several times, and each time marks a clear turning point in the history of our species – from the agricultural…

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October 19, 2023

Finance, Trade, Gender Equality, and Accountability

“The international financial architecture is short-sighted, crisis-prone, and bears no relation to the economic reality of today”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. This outlook would be concerning at the best of times, not least…

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October 16, 2023

COP28 – The stage is set, will it deliver?

“It wasn't easy, it wasn't easy at all. We've worked around the clock, but this outcome does move us forward.” These were the remarks made by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Simon Stiell, during the closing plenary of COP27. After…

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September 28, 2023

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