A Climate of Folly

20 April 2021

By Professor Chris Rapley, UCL (On the publication of the World Meteorological Organisation’s State of the Global Climate 2020 report published on 19th Apr 2021)   In her book The March of Folly, the US historian Barbara Tuchman defines Folly as ‘the pursuit of a policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state involved.’ … Read more

Government recovery package: an opportunity missed

3 August 2020

The Government’s rescue and recovery package for the UK economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic needs to include more investments in the climate resilience of our cities in order to ‘build back better.’ On 8 July, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced his new ‘Jobs Plan’ as part of his Summer Statement. … Read more

Adapting for economic growth and prosperity

28 June 2019

LCCP Deputy Chair Bob Ward writes about the need to adapt to ensure London’s prosperity into the longer term. … Read more

Tilting the Balance

17 October 2018

LCCP Chair Chris Rapley shares his reflections on the latest IPCC global warming report … Read more

Communicating the Need for the ‘Greatest Collective Action in History’

31 March 2016

Read Prof. Chris Rapley’s thoughts on the need for communication when dealing with humanity’s biggest challenge … Read more

London, Climate Change Resilience and the new Mayor

15 March 2016

Read our thoughts on how the capital’s new top official can influence London’s resilience to the pressure’s of climate change. … Read more

Reflections on COP21

26 February 2016

Climate change, sustainability and science communication expert Prof. Chris Rapley shares his thoughts on COP21 and what still remains to be done. … Read more

Ice and the Sky: a trip down to the planet’s memory lane

24 November 2015

By Nathalie Bellanger, LCCP Project Officer I’ve recently had the chance to watch a preview of Ice and the Sky, by Oscar-winning filmmaker Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins). The film tells us the inspiring story of Claude Lorius, a glaciologist who has dedicated his life to studying the icescapes of Antarctica. [Photograph on the … Read more

From heating to cooling: reducing future cooling demand in homes through passive design

28 October 2015

By Alison Ingleby, former Senior Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority Environment Team (Waste and Energy) Overheating is increasingly being recognised by policy makers and the building industry as a significant and growing challenge. For many years, we have sought to address the cold, wet British winter; designing new buildings to be warm, energy … Read more

Tackling the health impacts of climate change

22 September 2015

By Paul Fisher, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham The Paris Climate Change Conference will begin at the end of this month and we all have our fingers crossed, hoping that the negotiations go well and governments agree to actions that will limit increases in average global temperature to 2°C above baseline. However, current temperatures already … Read more