LSE launches first Sustainability Consultation

On Tuesday, 18 February, LSE’s Sustainability Team launched its first Sustainability Consultation. The event featured LSE Director Minouche Shafik, LSE’s Environment and Ethics Student Officer Saskia Marie, Professors Nicholas Stern, and Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute’s Centre…

LSE Limelight #11: LSESU Marine Society Blue New Deal

“We are the people who will be truly affected by global heating and truly affected if we don’t change things now. A New Blue Deal is a matter of survival.” – Grace Chapman, President of LSESU Marine Society. In this episode…

Hidden Bridges #1: Colonisation + Natural Disasters

“[Formerly colonised nations] are left increasingly vulnerable and increasingly exploited because of their vulnerability, which has largely occurred from earlier forms of exploitation through colonialism.” – Dr Oscar Webber, LSE Teaching Fellow at the Department of International History. In this first…

LSE student to journey to Antarctica

First-year Environment and Development student Fabian Nilsson was chosen for a 12-day expedition to the Antarctic, set to take place in November of this year.  The expedition will be led by Robert Swan OBE, a famous British Polar Explorer and…

Climate elections: deciding the future?

Not many people would know the first rendition of the infamous Green New Deal was proposed by Caroline Lucas and a group of economists, journalists, and environmentalists in 2007 as part of the Green New Deal Group. But with the…

Grimshaw Speakers #3: Andrew Norton on Supporting LDCs in Climate Negotiations

At our recent Grimshaw Simposium on The Changing Face of International Affairs, we spoke to Andrew Norton, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), about his work in climate change negotiations and partnering with least developed countries to train their…

Grimshaw Speakers #2: Alina Averchenkova on Climate Change Rising up the Diplomatic Agenda

At our recent Grimshaw Symposium on The Changing Face of International Affairs, we spoke to Alina Averchenkova, Grantham Institute Distinguished Policy Fellow, about her work considering the politics of climate change, the international policy and domestic legislation. Yasmina O’Sullivan chairs the discussion.  This is Grimshaw Speaker, a…

Election 2019: In conversation with Kirsten de Keyser, Green Party

This article is part of a series of articles that appear in our December 10 print edition under the subheading “Small parties, big ideas. We sit down with the insurgent parties trying to upset the Labour incumbent.” You can also…

LSE Limelight #5: Reflections on Green Week

“Students are the most important stakeholders of LSE. When students feel that they aren’t being taught how to deal with the real world problems then students need to stand up and make their education happen.” – Saskia Straub, SU Environment and…

LSESU Debate Society Withdraws Invitation for Roger Hallam

Image courtesy of Peter Marshall, 2017 The LSESU Debate Society have withdrawn their invitation to a Fabian Series debate from Roger Hallam, ex-KCL PhD student and co-founder of the environmental organisation Extinction Rebellion. Last Wednesday Hallam was quoted in an interview…