End of this openDemocracy debate

9 June 2005
openDemocracy's debate on the politics of climate change comes to end this week in the sense that no new articles will be commissioned for the climate main page - at least for now.

A short overview of the whole debate is published here.

The material in the debate continues to have life and relevance, not least in the run up to the G8 summit in July.

Thank you very much to all at openDemocracy who have worked so hard to make the debate possible. Thank you to our commissioned authors. Thank you to those who have posted in the forum. Above all, thank you to all our readers.

As the work here shows, there is much to do (targets and timetables, anyone?).

Caspar Henderson

Who's getting rich from COVID-19?

Boris Johnson's government stands accused of 'COVID cronyism', after handing out staggering sums of money to controversial private firms to fight COVID-19. Often the terms of these deals are kept secret, with no value-for-money checks or penalties for repeated failures which cost lives. And many major contracts have gone directly to key Tory donors and allies – without competition.

As COVID rates across the country surge, how can we hold our leaders accountable? Meet the lawyers, journalists and politicians leading the charge in our free live discussion on Thursday 1 October at 5pm UK time.

Hear from:

Dawn Butler Labour MP for Brent Central and member of the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology

Peter Geoghegan Investigations editor, openDemocracy, and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Jolyon Maugham Barrister and founder of the Good Law Project.

Peter Smith Procurement expert and author of 'Bad Buying: How Organisations Waste Billions through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups'

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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