Ambitious Realism at the Paris Climate Talks

On the morning of 12th December, President of COP21 and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius delivered a passionate speech preceding the release of the final draft of the Paris Agreement. He spoke of the need to recognise how “collective efforts are more than the sum of our individual actions”, that if nations failed to agree, “our children would neither understand nor forgive us”, and that the negotiations had produced an “ambitious and balanced” agreement that recognised the notion of climate justice. Continue reading “Ambitious Realism at the Paris Climate Talks”

A View from the Think Tank – What to hope for from the Paris Conference, and what to expect

This is the first of the series of posts we will publish in the run up to the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, scheduled to commence in one week’s time. Continue reading “A View from the Think Tank – What to hope for from the Paris Conference, and what to expect”

Immigration Policies: The Rage in Politics Today

On 28 November Prime Minister David Cameron made a long-awaited speech outlining his ideas and recommendations on immigration. “There are no simple solutions. Managing immigration is hard,” David Cameron said. “Not only here…look at the United States, the ultimate melting pot, where President Obama has just announced sweeping reforms.” Continue reading “Immigration Policies: The Rage in Politics Today”