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About Tom Burke

Tom Burke is a founding director of E3G.

Articles by Tom Burke

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Climate change in 2009: the defining issue

In an open letter, Tom Burke argues that the more immediate should not obscure the more urgent. Climate change must be at the forefront of the international agenda in 2009.

The world and climate change: all together now

A planetary crisis calls for clear thinking and shared action towards a global deal, says Tom Burke.

Climate change: choosing the tools

The right mix of political, technological and economic instruments is essential if the challenge of irreversible climate-change is to be met, says Tom Burke.

Climate change: time to get real

The science is clear, the technology is available. To meet the challenge of "the most serious threat to humanity since the invention of nuclear weapons", climate-change campaigners now need to win the political argument, says Tom Burke of E3G.

Capitalism, the environment, and sustainable development: replies to Jonathon Porritt

A new book by the pioneering green campaigner Jonathon Porritt, “Capitalism As If the World Matters”, calls on environmentalists to create a politics of sustainability that accepts the reality of capitalism. Environmental thinkers and activists from a variety of perspectives respond.

The G8 and climate change: a campaigners' scorecard

Was the G8 summit good for the prospects of limiting global climate change? Scientists and campaigners comment on the Gleneagles outcome.

Climate change and global security

Manmade climate change threatens civilisation itself. It can be solved, but only with a vast mobilisation of human knowledge, technology and capital, say John Ashton and Tom Burke.

'Why this debate matters to me'

Participants in openDemocracy’s roundtable on corporate power and responsibility introduce themselves.

Masters of the universe?

What are the boundaries of corporate power and responsibility in the 21st century? In this key note roundtable discussion, leading activists, analysts and practitioners talk to Iain Ferguson and Caspar Henderson of openDemocracy.

Three pinches of salt

Bjorn Lomborg’s “The Sceptical Environmentalist” is guilty of the very faults he ascribes to the green movement: from exaggeration to selective quotation and uncertain logic. In taking pot shots at a caricature, he discredits his own case. Environmentalists have nothing to fear from serious criticism. This is not it.
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