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Enlightenment goes viral

I am not a believer in conspiracy theories, but for one moment let’s imagine there exists a shadowy secret society bent on world betterment… The Society had been increasingly worried.

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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

A confluence of influence

Steve Keen has just finished his attempt to move from academia to politics in the recent Australian election. Even though he wasn’t successful, he had a ringside seat to a

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A new class act

Douglas Eger is an environmentalist and a serial entrepreneur.  He is looking to bring together these two strands of his career in a new venture to create a new asset

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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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Articles

Pensions get the green-lite

Why better pensions help the climate – Bruno Bonizzi explains. In October 2021, two UK-based academics, Dr Neil Davies and Dr Ewan McGaughey, issued proceedings against the directors of the

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The ifs and buts of Hydrogen

Hydrogen may be useful, but how green can it really be? asks Roland Kupers. It has been used for centuries: from lifting the balloon that Jacques Charles floated over Paris

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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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Commons concern – interview transcript

The Mint:                     Good afternoon, Erik. And thanks very much for joining The Mint, to talk about your recent book on Elinor Ostrom. Erik Nordman:              Thanks a lot, Henry. It’s my

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Cop out? – Interview transcript

The Mint:                     Hello, Michael. Good day. Thank you very much for joining us to talk to The Mint. Michael Jacobs:             My pleasure. COP26 and Ratcheting up Climate Change Ambition The

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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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Event Recordings

Commons concern – interview transcript

The Mint:                     Good afternoon, Erik. And thanks very much for joining The Mint, to talk about your recent book on Elinor Ostrom. Erik Nordman:              Thanks a lot, Henry. It’s my

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Cop out? – Interview transcript

The Mint:                     Hello, Michael. Good day. Thank you very much for joining us to talk to The Mint. Michael Jacobs:             My pleasure. COP26 and Ratcheting up Climate Change Ambition The

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