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Nigel Sheinwald

Nigel Sheinwald

Nigel Sheinwald is the British ambassador to the United States. Prior to this he served as Foreign Policy and Defense Adviser to the Prime Minister from 2003 to 2007.

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World still better with the Accord

The Accord takes us some way along a path towards what the world needs - a stretching, binding agreement that will lead to a low carbon future. A very large number of countries, over a hundred, have aligned themselves with the Accord's goals and commitments.

By Nigel Sheinwald | December 24, 2009; 08:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Global problem needs global solution

Climate change is a global problem requiring a global solution. This means all nations must work together to solve it -- urgently -- if we want to keep a stable climate.

By Nigel Sheinwald | December 16, 2009; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (4)

Momentum for Copenhagen

This week's EPA announcement is a further demonstration that President Obama's administration is committed to tackling climate change. We hope it will provide additional momentum and motivation to American negotiators at Copenhagen, and will help the world achieve its goal of a fair and ambitious global deal.

By Nigel Sheinwald | December 10, 2009; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Showing up is only the start

U.S. leadership has always been critical for success at Copenhagen. President Obama's announcement of new emissions targets is welcome and demonstrates how far the U.S. has come over the past year.

By Nigel Sheinwald | December 4, 2009; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Success is still possible

In the final weeks leading to Copenhagen, an ambitious and successful outcome is absolutely on the table, and is something that attendees at the conference can and must strive for. Of course we would have preferred Copenhagen to agree on...

By Nigel Sheinwald | November 17, 2009; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Understanding UK's approach

In the UK, we have achieved a greater than 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 (we have legally committed ourselves to reduce emissions by 34 percent by 2020). At the same time, we have enjoyed economic and...

By Nigel Sheinwald | November 13, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Projections are very realistic

How realistic are the projections for an increase in nuclear power plants in the coming decades and what can the U.S. learn from the experience Europe has had with nuclear power? In sum, very realistic. Our experience in the UK...

By Nigel Sheinwald | October 29, 2009; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (3)

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