Peter Newell

Peter Newell is Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex and co-founder and research director of the Rapid Transition Alliance

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The road to a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

The campaign for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty embodies key principles of Green foreign policy: peaceful disarmament, dealing with the root causes of ecological devastation by holding polluters to account, and a belief in internationalism and multilateralism.

December 14, 2021

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Cambridge Sustainability Commission report on Scaling Behaviour Change

A major new report by the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behaviour Change calls on policy makers to target the UK’s polluter elite to trigger a shift to more sustainable behaviour, and provide affordable, available low-carbon alternatives to poorer households.

April 15, 2021

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What would a Climate Emergency Plan Look Like?

For a council to have called a ‘climate emergency’, commonly advanced guidelines say that they must have: used these specific words in a motion or executive decision; they must set a target date to reduce their local climate impacts consistent with the IPCC report; they must set up a working group to report within a short timescale; and they must engage with a cross section of the community.

May 24, 2019

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We Need a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty – and We Need it Now

A moratorium could take the form of a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. The threat of nuclear catastrophe provides a precedent for how, quickly, to stop a bad situation getting worse.

October 26, 2018

To challenge global capitalism we must first understand it

Leo Panitch speaks to Peter Newell and Sam Knafo about his book The Making of Global Capitalism – and what it means for strategy and action aimed at ‘un-making’ capitalism

January 28, 2014

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