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Jane Burston

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Jane Burston, Head of the Centre for Carbon Management, National Physical Laboratory.

Jane is responsible for managing the work of 120 scientists on climate science, emissions monitoring and low carbon technologies.

Jane is a Trustee of the campaigning NGO Sandbag, a board member of the Natural Environment Research Council’s Doctoral Training Programme across five London universities, and a member of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Urbanisation. She also lectures on topics including social enterprise and carbon markets on masters and MBA programmes.

Previously Jane was Founder and CEO of Carbon Retirement, a social enterprise reforming emissions trading and carbon offsetting. In 2011 she was named in Management Today’s ‘35 high-flying women under 35’ list and as Square Mile magazine’s ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’, and in 2012 as Management Today’s top ‘Non-profiteer’.

More recently, Jane has been selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, alongside numerous Professors, Ministers and business leaders from around the world.

COVID-19: Are we truly free or merely enslaved to ourselves?

‘Through discipline comes freedom’. Over two thousand years ago Aristotle warned that freedom means more than just “doing as one likes”. Ancient Greek societies survived...

Airtight on Asbestos – A campaign to save our future

On the 24th of November 1999, the United Kingdom banned the use of asbestos. Twenty years later and this toxic mineral still plagues public health,...

Rationality & Regionality: A more effective way to dealing with climate change | by Hamza King

Liberalism relies heavily on certain assumptions about the human condition, particularly, about our ability to act rationally. John Rawls defines a rational person as one...

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What are the Implications of proroguing Parliament?

During his campaign, Boris Johnson made it very clear that when it comes to proroguing Parliament, he is “not going to take anything off the...

ResPublica’s submission to CMA

Download the full text of the submission On 3rd July 2019, the CMA launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market...

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Productive Places | WSP and ResPublica

On Wednesday 31st October ResPublica and WSP hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to launch WSP’s Productive Places paper and debate its findings. The report...

ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2018

The 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond was the first since 1962 to be delivered on a day other than a Wednesday, and was moved...

ResPublica Response to changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

The Government’s housing announcements on the 5th March were the first substantial change to the planning system since the Coalition reforms six years ago. The...

Food poverty: Time to lift the veil?

A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of...