Don’t score an own goal on energy policy: Fatih Birol presents the World Energy Outlook at Imperial

The International Energy Agency’s most important report is a warning that words are not enough, and now is the time for every country to play their best game, according to Jonathan Bosch, an Imperial PhD student on the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership. The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, made the first UK public presentation of … Continue reading Don’t score an own goal on energy policy: Fatih Birol presents the World Energy Outlook at Imperial

“Use more gasoline”: The unlikely ambition that could help save the planet from climate change

The internal combustion engine has an important role in transporting people, goods and services, but is it one that can be squared with goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Grantham Institute Head of Policy and Translation Alyssa Gilbert discusses some of the issues at stake. I was recently moved to support a new cause. For the first time, I heard about the worrying plight of … Continue reading “Use more gasoline”: The unlikely ambition that could help save the planet from climate change

The global health benefits of tackling climate change

by Professor Paolo Vineis and Pauline Scheelbeek, School of Public Health It is sometimes claimed that addressing climate change with proper policies is too expensive and could lead to a further decline in the economy. However, the co-benefits of implementation of climate change mitigation strategies for the health sector are usually overlooked. The synergy between policies for climate change mitigation in sectors such as energy use … Continue reading The global health benefits of tackling climate change