Climate change consultant

Climate Change Manager at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. She is also a qualified Barrister.

Prior to that she spent two years working for the Stakeholder Forum, leading the UN engagement work on sustainable development in London and latterly New York. Her other environmental policy experience includes acting as a youth delegate to the UNFCCC, leading the youth engagement programme for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and working for a variety of environmental NGOs and charities. Kirsty was honoured as an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2010 for services to environmental conservation and her work as coordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition.

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Climate change and corporate power

Most businesses now get climate change. And if they say they don’t they’re fooling themselves; either because it doesn’t quite square with their business model to acknowledge that they might have to change or adapt, or because they don’t want their business to fail when they are in charge. In the latest attempts to get […]

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Divest From the Past:

With religious groups writing to the Pope and calling on him to support the Divestment campaign and take the Catholic Church’s money out of the fossil fuel industry; over 100 Harvard Professors calling on the University to do the same; and a brewing movement in the US – led by 350.org – to call on […]

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Transport Geekes

Tis the season for holidaying, and much the same as every other year (excepting one, see below) I hopped on a train to take me from London down to the South of France to spend a week with my family. Usually I catch the overnight sleeper (and did on my return journey) but this time […]

Rio 2012

The Aftermath

As the dust settles many of us are still taking the time to reflect on the weeks, months, and for some, years of preparations leading up to the Rio +20 conference on sustainable development. Held against the backdrop of the stunning city of Rio de Janeiro, with the ever constant reminder of the beauty in […]

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Sustainable Development + Rule of Law

The 26 March 2012 saw the launch of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability – a congress of Judges, Attorneys-General, public prosecutors and Minister of environmental justice and many other experts in the legal world. The congress aims to bring the importance of implementation, compliance, and enforcement to the centre […]

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The right mix

In case you didn’t already know, there is a team in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) whose work revolves around 2050. Or more specifically, the work revolves arounddetermining the various pathways that will lead us to a clean, safe and energy healthy 2050. As such, the entire team integrates long-term thinking into its […]

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Aviva sustainable accounting

In September Aviva announced the launch of the Coalition that is calling on UN member-states to adopt “a binding international commitment to develop national regulations which mandate the integration of material sustainability issues in the Annual Report & Accounts; and which provides effective mechanisms for investors to hold companies to account on the quality of […]

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Are you Nexussed?

On 16th – 18th November this year, Bonn – the former capital of Germany – will play host to what is tipped to be one of the most important issues-focussed conference in the lead up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio (Rio 2012, or Rio +20).  As many of you will know, Rio […]

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Crossing the line

There are nine agreed planetary or biophysical boundaries that define the conditions that maintain the delicate balance for the earth’secosystems. It is also becoming increasingly understood that if one or more of these boundaries are breached and this delicate balance tipped even slightly out of kilter, the ramifications have the potential to undermine the conditions that […]

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Sustainability at Selfridges

Last month, on Tuesday 24th May a crowd of 5 – 20 year olds converged on Selfridges, the department store, as part of an event that marked the launch of the ‘intergenerational contract’ between themselves and policy and law makers. Their motivation? To safeguard the marine life and dynamic under water ecosystems that are so […]