Category Archives: Pandemic

“Stuff Stuff” – the Case for a Radical Greening in Taxes

We are consuming too much stuff. This is not just bad for the planet, it’s bad for our prosperity and happiness. As we look to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and tackle not just climate change but broader environmental damage, … Continue reading

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New Horizons Beyond ING

My New Favourite Mug Leaving in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown is somehow fittingly strange and unexpected. My 22 years at ING, mostly as Chief Economist, marked an unforgettable period of shocks in economics, politics, technology, society and, … Continue reading

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A critical year for climate change

The coming year will be critical in setting the direction for what is widely seen as the ‘decisive decade’ for action on climate change and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thankfully, contrary to earlier fears that climate action would … Continue reading

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Sustainable Recovery Must Be More Than Green

In an article for Project Syndicate, entitled “A Sustainable Recovery Must Be More Than Green” I argue that climate action needs to be closely tied to the urgent need to protect jobs and livelihoods. Otherwise, it risks becoming yet another … Continue reading

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