Opinion: carbon removal plans are dangerous distraction from cutting emissions

5 August 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I wrote an article for Open Democracy calling for political and business leaders to be relentlessly interrogated about their plans to cut carbon emissions in the next year, by 2025 and by 2030. If we are to save our planet and prevent millions of people from being pushed deeper into hunger and poverty, it is … Continue reading “Opinion: carbon removal plans are dangerous distraction from cutting emissions”

Interview: Carbon removal plans are dangerous distraction from cutting emissions

3 August 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

With just 90 days to go before the UK hosts important climate talks in Glasgow, Oxfam published a new report, Tightening the Net, which warned that an over-reliance on planting trees to offset carbon could lead to rising food prices and hunger. I spoke to the BBC, Times Radio and Sky News about the need … Continue reading “Interview: Carbon removal plans are dangerous distraction from cutting emissions”

Opinion: Why Oxfam is talking about race

28 July 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

Following some criticism of Oxfam’s work on anti-racism, I wrote this article for the blog site From Poverty To Power, explaining why Oxfam is talking about race, and why tackling racism is an integral part of our work fighting poverty. Read more

Debate: Progressive philanthropy that shifts power to communities

15 July 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I enjoyed being part of this panel discussion organised by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Strategic Philanthropy. It explored alternative funding models to traditional grants that can lead to more transformative outcomes, that truly shift power and money to communities pushing for their own change. There are some exciting examples out there, from the … Continue reading “Debate: Progressive philanthropy that shifts power to communities”

Debate: How can UK aid protect nature and tackle climate change?

13 July 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Taking place on the day parliament voted against reinstating the aid budget to 0.7% of GNI until certain conditions can be met, this was a timely debate with Harriet Baldwin MP, Neil Bird of ODI, and Patrick Hall of Bright Blue. I argued that as Britain explores its role in the world post Brexit, there’s … Continue reading “Debate: How can UK aid protect nature and tackle climate change?”

Interview: Aid cuts are a disaster for the world’s poorest people

| Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

It was deeply disappointing that parliament missed the opportunity to restore the pledge to give 0.7% of GNI as overseas aid to fight poverty. I spoke to media including Sky News, BBC, The Times and Independent about the devastating impact of the cuts on thousands of people already struggling to survive in some of the … Continue reading “Interview: Aid cuts are a disaster for the world’s poorest people”

Opinion: New instincts for a new era

10 July 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I was invited to reflect on leadership for this edition of Rhodes Scholar magazine. I shared some thoughts on what leadership could look like for this new era, in order to rise to the challenge of responding adequately to the climate crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. For me, this comes down to four broad areas: … Continue reading “Opinion: New instincts for a new era”

DEBATE: GLOBAL SOLIDARITY DURING COVID-19

8 July 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I joined this panel at the International Institute for Social Studies annual conference, discussing how well the world had stepped up during the pandemic, and the prospects for the future. I argued that it had brought out the best and worst in human behaviour. At the community level, an inspiring rise in mutual aid groups. … Continue reading “DEBATE: GLOBAL SOLIDARITY DURING COVID-19”

Debate: The way forward for development

1 July 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I was invited to address the United Nations Development Programme as part of its Development Dialogues, to reflect on how the UN and the aid system can adapt in order to be fit for purpose in today’s world. I made the case for an aid system that doesn’t treat people as beneficiaries of largesse, but … Continue reading “Debate: The way forward for development”

Debate: From anger to action

2 June 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

It was a pleasure to join Harriet Lamb and Ben Jackson to discuss how civil society is responding to the four big, inter-related issues of our day: conflict, the climate emergency, inequalities and refugees. We discussed what lessons can be learned from past campaigns and what needs to happen now to harness public concern and … Continue reading “Debate: From anger to action”