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”

INTERVIEWS: OXFAM REPORT WARNS HUNGER MAY KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN COVID19

9 July 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

New Oxfam research estimates that as many as 12,000 people this year could die each day of hunger because of the economic fallout of the pandemic. Disruptions to food production, unemployment, a drop in remittances are all factors pushing people to the brink of starvation. I spoke to Sky and the BBC World Service about … Continue reading “INTERVIEWS: OXFAM REPORT WARNS HUNGER MAY KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN COVID19”

JOINT LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER – TIME TO TURBOCHARGE DECARBONISATION

2 March 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Some important reading for the Prime Minister ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. We’ve joined more than 60 organisations to launch a Glasgow Action Plan that sets out five key areas he must prioritise to get us on track to a safer, greener future as fast as possible. With developing countries already bearing the brunt of a climate crisis they … Continue reading “JOINT LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER – TIME TO TURBOCHARGE DECARBONISATION”

Observer Comment Is Free: The UK must lead the way on the climate emergency

5 January 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

As we enter 2020 with bushfires devastating Australia and drought starving families in Guatemala, my article for The Observer explains why the UK government will be judged on its ability to secure an ambitious and effective deal to tackle the climate emergency. New Oxfam research reinforces why its right that rich countries like the UK … Continue reading “Observer Comment Is Free: The UK must lead the way on the climate emergency”