Climate Crisis

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Carbon upset

With a revolutionary treatise to write, our good Professor Bastion struggles to warm to green heat. It is chaos here.  It all started when our heating system failed. Now we

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A ray of hope

Petrodollars to solar sense: what will be the conversion rate? Frances Coppola speculates. Slowly but surely, the world is giving up on fossil fuels. First coal, then oil, and finally

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Interviews

All change

Former Czech Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla says our way of life is pulling into its final stop. He tells The Mint it’s time for the world to get off and

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Commons concern

American natural resource economist, Erik Nordman, has just written a book about Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Mint quizzed him

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Cop out?

So what can we expect from COP26, billed as the “most important international meeting to address climate change yet”? Will country ambition “ratchet up” as the architects of the Paris

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The climate crisis cause

As we struggle to find common international cause to address climate change, you might not immediately think of reaching for a philosopher’s book – How to think about the climate

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Articles

Beyond denial

Sandra White maps a route through denial and towards action on climate change. Despite growing evidence of climate change, only a few years ago I regularly heard people deny that

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All together. How?

If the way out of climate crisis requires a world that works together, can economics and markets provide the direction? Şerban Scrieciu reflects. Two globally significant events this year have

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A green light

Mark Davis introduces a local investment vehicle that he says could help local communities achieve Net Zero. Two-thirds of UK councils have declared a Climate Emergency. They have set ambitious

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Out of our heads

Lindsey Hall tells of the ideas behind Real Ideas. Since we founded Real Ideas fourteen years ago, we have worked with all kinds of ideas – big concepts, quirky thoughts,

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Deforestation: the route away

Without robust due diligence, financial institutions will continue to fund soy-driven deforestation. By Daniel Jones. Late last year, the UK government announced “world-leading new measures” to protect rainforests. Enshrined in

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Selling the circular

Thinking out of the box: currently, retail is largely about mass, transactional relationships. Can business ever be good? Henry Leveson-Gower explores. A year ago I was on the hunt for examples

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Project Ruhani

Watch their final presentation and discussion with our expert panel… View the presentation … and hear our expert panel’s reflections. … and read more about this great project and the

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Constructive argument

‘Building back better’ is all well and good but, ask Kate Bayliss, Ben Bowles and Elisa Van Waeyenberge, better for whom?   Investment in infrastructure is a major part of the

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Mutual aid

People pull together when times are tough. Governments should let them. Guy Dauncey explains.   In the 1870s there was a surge in the numbers of self-help groups in the

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Nigeria: an infected economy

Malpractice and mismanagement have long been the emblem of Nigerian government. Covid has added to the West African nation’s woes and young Nigerians are fleeing their homeland. Grimot Nane looks

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Time to be unreasonable

Normality: there can be no turning back, says John Barry. Like buses, crises (and the opportunities that can accompany them) seem to come in threes.  First, we have Brexit and

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Nothing ventured

Are venture capital investors and governments missing the same trick? Johannes Lenhard sees opportunities. Venture capital has had deep involvement in the rise of the digital age. Many of the

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Fast and furious

Global warming demands a swerve in how we teach economics, says Marc Beckmann. Global student movement, Rethinking Economics, has, since 2014, spoken out against the disconnect between what is going

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Event Recordings

Project Ruhani

Watch their final presentation and discussion with our expert panel… View the presentation … and hear our expert panel’s reflections. … and read more about this great project and the

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Why Capitalists Need Communists

The 2020s look set to be the decade of make or break. The big problems we face – climate change, inequality, job creation in the face of automation, housing shortages and pressures

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