Assaad W Razzouk

Assaad W. Razzouk is a Lebanese-British clean energy entrepreneur, investor and commentator. He is Group Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, a global clean energy company headquartered in Singapore; a Board member of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA); a Board member of the Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA); and a commentator on climate change, natural capital and clean energy

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It's been a big week for climate change - but don't believe all the hype

The announcements by the Americans and Chinese are actually distinctly unambitious. It’s time for leaders to lead and propagate the facts: Climate action promotes prosperity.

A barrage of lawsuits is needed to curb climate change

Calling for investors to divest from polluters is laudable but won’t be enough

Britain’s dirtiest coal power stations are to be allowed to bid for hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of subsidies that could allow them to stay open well into the 2020s

How to slow climate change? Target the 90 companies who pollute the most

Very little has been achieved despite scientists sounding the alarm time after time

What the climate movement must learn from the fight against AIDS

The battle against Big Pharma was won in a way that offers important lessons for the fight against Big Coal, Big Oil and Big Gas

Warm, too warm, and warmer still: The climate movement must face up to its colossal failure

There is no disputing its passion. But far, far too little has been achieved

Renewable energy targets are bad policy. Here are five reasons to prove it

A green, competitive Europe doesn’t need them and shouldn’t have them

Scientists found that including data from the Arctic eliminated any 'pause' in global average temperatures

What climate action can we expect in 2014?

Top-down talks have failed, now local forces are gathering strength

On climate, we need a global carbon market with its own ‘federal reserve’

Immediate action is more than ever dependent on channeling the private sector

Why we should kill the Green Climate Fund

It's not more climate organisations we need. It's more effective ones

Climate Action: A consensus of the sensible can beat polluters' PR

Six steps the world should take to fight climate change

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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam