5 key takeaways from Climate Week NYC

Great to be in New York City for Climate Week NYC last week, representing Forum for the Future. My 5 key takeaways are summarised here.

COP27: What needs to happen and why

COP27 represents the last realistic chance to adopt decisive climate action to limit global heating to 1.5Ā°C. The Egyptian COP27 Presidency has set four key focus areas: mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration. In a new preview on Economist Impactā€™s Sustainability Project platform I explain why COP27 is a critical event for climate action.

Interviewed by CurrentĀ± on whether the UK is ready for the EV transition

I was interviewed by CurrentĀ± the other day, a news provider that tracks the transition to a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised energy economy.Ā They did a Q&A with me discussing whether the UK is ready for the EV transition. I highlighted the key findings of Economist Impact's rEV Index, supported by bp.

Interviewed in Italian ecological magazine

I have been interviewed byĀ the journalist Giorgia BollatiĀ for the Italian ecological magazine Casa Naturale to discuss the findings ofĀ Economist Impact's study on decarbonisation technologies in cities, supported byĀ Osborne Clarke.

Delivering on a greener future: What to expect in 2022

2021 could be considered the year when climate and sustainability entered the mainstream.Ā So what are the prospects for 2022?

The ocean must be part of global climate conversations

COP26 may not have delivered a clear pathway towards keeping ā€œ1.5 alive,ā€ but nature was at the forefront of high-level climate negotiations like never before. Read more for an overview of recent ocean-climate coverage on the World Ocean Initiative.

12 decarbonising technologies for cities

Join me for the launch of new research on decarbonisation in cities. I am the project director of the study, produced by Economist Impact and commissioned by Osborne Clarke. It explores 12 technologies that can help cities achieve their carbon-emission targets while also creating jobs, lowering energy costs, and improving overall quality of life.

Speaking at EV World Congress: How ready is the UK for the switch to EVs?

Today Iā€™m at the EV World Congress in Bristol to present and discuss the key findings of the rEV Index, produced by Economist Impact and supported by BP. I shared the stage with Akira Kirton, CEO at BP Pulse.

The rEV Index: Accelerating progress towards EVs

I am the project director of the rEV Index, which has just been released. Produced by Economist Impact and supported by bp, the index assesses 40 UK regions and subnations on their readiness for electric vehicles (EVs), and compares the UK's scores with those of leading EV marketsā€”including China and European countries.

Emissions-reduction targets approved

The Economist Group has had its emissions-reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Our goal is to cut our greenhouse-gas emissions by at least 25% by 2025.

World EV Day: Will we be ready for the EV transition?

Today is World EV Day, celebrating sustainable e-mobility! The UK is preparing for the ban of new sales of petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030. I am the project director of the rEV Index, produced by The Economist Group and sponsored by bp, exploring how we can best prepare ourselves for the transition.

Getting to Net-Zero: New project launch

I am delighted to announce the launch of a new project by The Economist Intelligence Unit that I led, Getting to Net-Zero, sponsored by HSBC. To assess the progress of companies towards net-zero emissions, we conducted a survey of 500 global business leaders and convened an advisory board of experts.

How to address record-level ocean temperatures: TRT World interview

OceanĀ temperatures reached their highest level ever recorded in 2019. Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum's top five risks for 2020 (released ahead ofĀ Davos) are allĀ climate-related. I was interviewed onĀ TRT WorldĀ to discuss how the ocean can provide both climate risks and opportunities.

UN climate talks in Madrid: How can the ocean help to address climate change?

Weary delegatesĀ toĀ last weekā€™s COP25Ā climateĀ talks have arrived back homeĀ toĀ digestĀ theĀ outcome forĀ oceanĀ sustainability andĀ theĀ blue economy. The conference discussed in some depth how the ocean can help to address climate change.

Success stories: Climate resilience

The effects ofĀ climateĀ change are already being profoundly felt in the ocean, a reality that policymakers collectively acknowledged when they signed up to develop a treaty on marine biodiversity.Ā ClimateĀ andĀ resilience will be hotly debated topics at the World Ocean Summit in Japan in March next year.