25 posts categorised "Richard Gledhill"

31 December 2013

2014: Welcome to the year of ambition?

As we close 2013, a global deal on climate change is still the answer, says Richard Gledhill. We may never know if climate change was a factor in this year's storms in the UK, but one thing is for sure: we are currently doing too little, too late to address...

25 October 2013

Energy prices – PwC look at the options

In the UK, recent energy price rise announcements have fuelled an almost daily debate amongst politicians and media, with rumours of green levies been potentially repealed to lower the burden of rising energy prices for consumers. Specialists from PwC’s climate change, energy and taxation teams examine the issues. Since the...

26 September 2013

IPCC AR5: Our carbon addiction - time to break the habit?

In advance of the release of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report on climate science, we've looked back over our analysis on the progress of the world and G20 in reducing its emissions and taking action on climate change. Links to further analysis are below the infographic. Further analysis of the...

02 July 2013

UK's National Adaptation Plan delivers a postcard from the future: will the boardroom receive it?

This week the UK got a postcard from the future in the shape of the National Adaptation Programme Report. It’s not a destination businesses have been queuing up to go to says Richard Gledhill and Lit Ping Low. This week it is near record temperatures in the Western United States....

21 June 2013

Climate change: Six things to worry about, besides the weather

With climate change often measured in terms of tens, and hundreds of years, its been a pretty frantic few weeks for our understanding of the climate change debate. Richard Gledhill rounds up the six things businesses should not forget in a hurry. #1: A record not to be proud of:...

21 March 2013

Going for growth - green or any colour

The UK often claims leadership on green policy, yet as Richard Gledhill reflects on the country's annual Budget announcement they couldn't claim this to be the greenest budget ever. For all the talk in Rio last year about green growth, the focus in the corridors of power in Westminster this...

30 November 2012

Show me the road from Doha

With no deadline to agree anything before 2015, the discussions are interesting but directionless. Richard Gledhill, Jonathan Grant and Dan Hamza Goodacre report from Doha. Much of COP18 is following a familiar rhythm. Opening presentations - three minutes each for delegates to bang their particular drums. Then meetings along the...

20 November 2012

Who'd want to bank on 4C?

The latest World Bank report on climate change, Turn Down the Heat, sets out a stark vision of the future says Richard Gledhill, partner, PwC sustainability and climate change. The World Bank's latest report on climate change is not so much a wake up call, as the coffee and buffet...

09 August 2012

What the credit crunch did for climate change

Fighting climate change is never going to be easy, no matter what front you are attacking, whether it is on policy, financing, business action or consumer engagement. So on the fifth anniversary of the credit crunch in the UK, has sustainability and climate change been a winner or a loser?...

22 June 2012

Will Rio+20 deliver the" future we want?"

Richard Gledhill, partner, PwC Sustainability & Climate Change rounds up the progress at Rio, and previews its legacy Instead of binding treaties, the best we can hope for from Rio + 20 is a road map, and a rather unusual one at that, where the destination isn’t really clear, so...