Thomas Hale, Professor of Global Public Policy, contributed several sections and a full chapter to a new report, 'The Pivot Point', which was drafted by experts from 40 organisations convened by the UN Climate Change High Level Champions.
Thomas argues that progress towards climate-positive regulation is already underway: jurisdictions which together account for nearly half of global GDP (47.9% of 2021 GDP) and global emissions (46.6% of 2019 emissions) already have or are planning for climate- or sustainability-related risk disclosure of some kind. This progress must exponentially accelerate so that we win the ‘race to regulation’ by 2030.
In the third chapter, ‘Governing Net Zero: The Conveyor Belt’, Thomas introduces an influential model for global net zero governance, drawing on the Blavatnik School Policy Memo 'Governing Net Zero: the Conveyor Belt' (November 2021).
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Tom Kelsey wins prize for work on Concorde and 'techno-nationalism'
Tom Kelsey, ESRC Policy Fellow and Researcher, has won the Levinson Prize from the Society for the History of Technology for his article 'Fighting the supersonic deception: the critics of Concorde in post-war Britain'.