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Image courtesy of Peter Marshall, 2017 The LSESU Debate Society have withdrawn their invitation to a Fabian Series debate from Roger Hallam, ex-KCL PhD student and co-founder of the environmental organisation Extinction Rebellion.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

Seven Worlds, One Planet – Attenborough’s most harrowing and astonishing documentary yet ★★★★★

Attenborough’s nature documentaries always establish a benchmark for all that follow. His latest, Seven Worlds, One Planet, is no different. It examines how humans have altered the ecosystems in each of the seven continents, with the message that we are…

LSE Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats talk General Election

With the General Election campaign underway, our Features Editor sat down with the leaders of LSE’s Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrats societies for a wide-ranging discussion on Brexit, climate change, capitalism, workers rights, and more.  Transcript has been edited for…

Exclusive: Minouche rejects calls for climate emergency

LSE students on climate strike, March 2019. Credit Molly Blackall for 68.

LSE and the Climate Emergency

Written by Gabriela Cabaña and Catherine Whittle A growing movement in LSE, the Climate Emergency Collective, is asking for the university to join the rapid efforts to address the climate emergency. A net zero institution by 2025 —as per Extinction…