August 1, 2016

Over my time at the Climate Parliament, I’ve been lucky enough to meet MPs and legislators from all corners of the globe, from countries large and small, rich and poor. Talking to them – and to the climate scientists, policy analysts, and development experts who come to our events, workshops and hearings – I’ve had the opportunity to explore a wide range of viewpoints on climate change, energy,...

July 12, 2016

The world's largest democracy is targeting a huge expansion of clean energy in the coming years - growth that, if achieved, would transform India's power infrastructure, with dramatic consequences not only for Indian citizens but the planet as a whole. But how can these goals be reached?

The scale of Indian ambition on renewable energy is impressive, to say the least. With around 40GW of renewabl...

March 3, 2016

Unless you've been living at the bottom of a coal mine for the last three months, it's a fair bet that you'll have heard about the Paris climate treaty – about what a momentous achievement for humanity it represents, about how it was a triumph for diplomacy and optimism, about how it might just save the planet after all. You'll probably also have heard about how it's far too little too late – a...

January 4, 2016

One of the most exciting things to emerge from the climate talks in Paris was the commitment to an unexpectedly ambitious long-term warming target of 1.5˚C. A heroic effort by a group of island nations and less industrialised countries managed to wrestle the diplomatic initiative and insert new text into the treaty, significantly increasing the scale of ambition (despite much foot-dragging by th...

October 8, 2015

Fighting energy poverty is at the heart of our work at the Climate Parliament. Across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, our networks of MPs are campaigning for new laws and new funding streams to ensure that all their constituents are provided with clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energy. And with the launch of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in New York last month...

June 18, 2015

Can we combine climate-sensitive development with a commitment to building a modern, prosperous and equal society free of poverty, discrimination and injustices, in which every citizen can have access to food, energy, and education? The answer, of course, is yes - and in fact, argue two Climate Parliament MPs, India cannot hope to eradicate poverty and ensure equity for all unless it commits to...