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Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond is an Associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics.

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Can a ‘Paris moment’ be delivered for nature?

The world’s biodiversity crisis is “flashing red,” yet as representatives from almost every country gather in Montreal from Dec. 7 for the UN COP15 summit, agreement is far from certain.

December 04, 2022

UK Conservatives look beyond Sunak government

Rishi Sunak this week celebrated the end of his first month as UK prime minister, yet many of his fellow Conservative MPs are already looking beyond his time in office to the next leader and the party’s future direction.

November 26, 2022

COP requires comprehensive reform ahead of UAE meet

In typical COP fashion, world governments seized a last-minute agreement on Sunday in summit overtime, including a breakthrough on the loss and damage agenda.

November 24, 2022

Europe ponders the future of its policy on Ukraine

This year has been an unexpectedly consequential one for the EU as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but next year could prove to be an even bigger, tougher test for the bloc.

November 19, 2022

Economic gloom ensures Sunak appears electorally doomed

UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt may have pledged not to return the UK to the financial austerity of the years from 2010 to 2019, but he announced on Thursday collective tax rises and spending cuts of £55 billion ($64 billion).

November 17, 2022

The voice of the Global South grows ever louder at COP27

While COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt has only reached the halfway mark, it is already clear that one of the key, distinctive features of this year’s UN climate summit is the way in which the voice of developing countries has been brought to the fore.

November 11, 2022

US election results will not derail global climate agenda

As the COP27 summit in Sharm El-Sheikh moved into overdrive this week, the eyes of many at the event were focused some 6,000 miles away in Washington on Tuesday’s midterm election results, where Democrats have fared better than some exit polls forecast.

November 10, 2022

Summits in Asia are being shaped by geopolitical angst

While much of the world’s attention this month is on the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 27, in Egypt, there are also important summits taking place in Asia that will help shape the international order into 2023 and beyond.

November 06, 2022