The chancellor would do well to read Fergus Green’s latest paper from the LSE: Nationally self-interested climate mitigation. (It concludes that “the default assumption in social science scholarship should be that actions to reduce emissions are nationally net beneficial.”)
Meanwhile, the Church of England synod voted to divest from coal and tar sands. (“We need an imaginative commitment to new ways of approaching the subject of climate change that does not accept a deterministic or selfish nationalistic policy” said Archbishop Justin Welby)
Jeremy Williams is a writer, project developer and freelance journalist. He grew up in Madagascar and Kenya and now lives in Luton, UK, where he reads, writes, grows vegetables and plays with his children.