Monthly Archives: January 2013

Shell cookstove alliance tests UK charity rules

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves receives funds from both Shell and the Shell Foundation. Does this meet the public benefit test for UK charities?

Climate-smart enters Davos lexicon of global risk

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report advises decision-makers to be climate-smart. This may be a necessary but insufficient condition to protect the global environment.

The limits of localism in climate action

“Think global, act local” is a good slogan for environmental activism. But if it’s taken too far, the essential inclusion of poorer countries may be at risk.

Lessons of loss and damage for climate policy change

The Doha COP18 negotiations took a step towards compensating poorer countries for climate damages. How critical was the influence of Hurricane Sandy?

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