Tag: cities

23rd December 2015 Paris, France

Beatriz Martinez

Policy adviser for Trade, Investment and Innovation, UKDel OECD, Paris

COP21: three trends towards fundamental change

Solutions COP21 event, Grand Palais

With considerable justification, COP21 has been widely hailed as a success. It reached a legally-binding agreement that aims to keep global warming well below 2 degrees, with a review-mechanism towards ever more ambitious targets, and financial commitments to support developing countries on their path towards environmental sustainability. This agreement is far better than most could […]

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8th October 2014 Yaounde, Cameroon

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by Brian Olley

British High Commissioner, Cameroon

Cities: threat or answer to our future?

If we can for a moment forget about today, tomorrow or next month’s problems and think about where we are heading in a hundred years, what the cities of Cameroon will look like is a key question. Will the cities of tomorrow become ungovernable, choked by ever increasing numbers of cars, ripe for crime and […]

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11th February 2014 Paris, France

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by Peter Ricketts

Ambassador to France from February 2012 to January 2016.

Celebrating London and Paris, past and future

"Transforming cities, transforming lives" logo - Event at the Residence, 13 February 2014

We are now in the Bicentenary year for the Residence – 200 years ago, the Duke of Wellington bought this house from Pauline, the sister of Napoléon. To celebrate that, we are running a series of events through the year, highlighting both the past and the future of UK-French relations.

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1st March 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

How to sell your city

The chocolate flows down in an endless stream, pouring like a waterfall over the freshly-baked crispy wafers.  Further down the production line, individual sticks are wrapped and packed in boxes.  Lucky visitors are invited to taste the delicious end-product, fresh from the ovens. I’m at the “Roshen” chocolate factory in Vinnitsa, a city of 370,000 […]

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11th June 2010

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by Peter Beckingham

Former governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

Second tier cities, first class business opportunities

Many people are talking about India’s ‘Second Tier’ cities.  The phrase doesn’t strike me as the kindest, with the hint that they haven’t quite made the grade.  But it is commonly used, to differentiate the large number of growing two million plus cities from the huge metropolises like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. I visited briefly […]

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