London Futurists

Climate Change: There’s good news and bad news, with Nick Mabey

January 11, 2024 London Futurists Season 1 Episode 68
Climate Change: There’s good news and bad news, with Nick Mabey
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London Futurists
Climate Change: There’s good news and bad news, with Nick Mabey
Jan 11, 2024 Season 1 Episode 68
London Futurists

Our guest in this episode is Nick Mabey, the co-founder and co-CEO of one of the world’s most influential climate change think tanks, E3G, where the name stands for Third Generation Environmentalism.

As well as his roles with E3G, Nick is founder and chair of London Climate Action Week, and he has several independent appointments including as a London Sustainable Development Commissioner.

Nick has previously worked in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the UK Foreign Office, WWF-UK, London Business School, and the UK electricity industry. As an academic he was lead author of “Argument in the Greenhouse”; one of the first books examining the economics of climate change.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Jubilee honours list in 2022 for services to climate change and support to the UK COP 26 Presidency.

As the conversation makes clear, there is both good news and bad news regarding responses to climate change.

Selected follow-ups:
Nick Mabey's website
E3G
"Call for UK Government to 'get a grip' on climate change impacts"
The IPCC's 2023 synthesis report
Chatham House commentary on IPCC report
"Why Climate Change Is a National Security Risk"
The UK's Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC)
Bjørn Lomborg
Matt Ridley
Tim Lenton
Jason Hickel
Mark Carney

Music: Spike Protein, by Koi Discovery, available under CC0 1.0 Public Domain Declaration

Show Notes

Our guest in this episode is Nick Mabey, the co-founder and co-CEO of one of the world’s most influential climate change think tanks, E3G, where the name stands for Third Generation Environmentalism.

As well as his roles with E3G, Nick is founder and chair of London Climate Action Week, and he has several independent appointments including as a London Sustainable Development Commissioner.

Nick has previously worked in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the UK Foreign Office, WWF-UK, London Business School, and the UK electricity industry. As an academic he was lead author of “Argument in the Greenhouse”; one of the first books examining the economics of climate change.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Jubilee honours list in 2022 for services to climate change and support to the UK COP 26 Presidency.

As the conversation makes clear, there is both good news and bad news regarding responses to climate change.

Selected follow-ups:
Nick Mabey's website
E3G
"Call for UK Government to 'get a grip' on climate change impacts"
The IPCC's 2023 synthesis report
Chatham House commentary on IPCC report
"Why Climate Change Is a National Security Risk"
The UK's Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC)
Bjørn Lomborg
Matt Ridley
Tim Lenton
Jason Hickel
Mark Carney

Music: Spike Protein, by Koi Discovery, available under CC0 1.0 Public Domain Declaration