All articles by Philippa Nuttall

Philippa Nuttall


Philippa Nuttall is a journalist and writer focused on the climate and biodiversity crises. She was Energy Monitor's founding editor-in-chief and environment and sustainability editor at the New Statesman. She now writes regularly for the Financial Times' Sustainable Views and The Banker, and her work has appeared in the Financial Times and New Scientist.

Father Christmas doesn’t exist. The political right should know this

A new EU nature restoration law will not hinder wind or solar farms, nor will it be bad for the economy – and the European Parliament’s centre-right EPP group should know this, argues columnist Philippa Nuttall.

Farmers in Africa need better information to adopt solar irrigation

Farmers insist more must be done to spread the word about solar irrigation, including how they can access and pay for the technology.

Climate action could benefit from a little more humility

New research calls for more nuanced, solutions-oriented climate communication to create behavioural change in favour of climate action.

How to make Earth Day great again

On this Earth Day, rather than pledging to recycle a bit more or plant a tree, commit to reducing emissions for your city, country or company, argues columnist Philippa Nuttall.

Why all policies, including pension reform, must consider climate change

If policymakers are serious about bringing down emissions and creating a global clean energy economy, climate change and its impacts must be a consideration for every law that is amended, proposed or passed.

Why the EU must hold fast on its clean energy ambitions

The war in Ukraine has boosted renewables and technologies like heat pumps. Continued ramping up of clean energy action will require a steady nerve and policy support, however.

How an oil expert heading COP28 could transform climate action

The appointment of Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, as president of COP28 is an opportunity to fast-forward the clean energy transition – because fossil fuel-focused countries and companies also have to be part of the solution.

Time to make the rich pay for climate change

The richest 10% of citizens are responsible for 50% of global carbon emissions. Taxing private jets would be a good place to start – and raise money for cleaner alternatives.

Why transport emissions remain the elephant in the room

Electric vehicles are not the silver bullet to transport emissions.

Why climate action will fail without more women at the table

Women are indispensable to the energy transition yet remain notoriously absent at COP27, argues Philippa Nuttall.