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'I Haven't Seen a Drop, Never Mind a Trickle': Economics and TTIP, the View From Bradford

Posted on December 11, 2014
Posted by Ruth Bergan
Fellowship: 2013

Proponents of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) use a simple formula to argue for the deal: more open trade leads to more growth which leads to more jobs.

One of the many reasons why this is problematic is that it says nothing about how projected impacts of TTIP - 0.5% growth and 0.7% job dislocation across the EU - will be distributed. 

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Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Equality; Social justice.

Calling all eco warriors

Posted on April 16, 2013
Posted by Ruth Bergan
Fellowship: 2013

The Clore Social Leadership Programme is looking for aspiring leaders working in the UK environment sector. Here’s why I think the programme is relevant to all eco-warriors.

Leadership on the environment has never been more urgently needed. Earlier this month, it was announced that levels of CO2 in the atmosphere reached record levels and a joint report released today by UK conservation charities shows the disturbing decline in UK species. Yet political and media engagement in these issues is declining: the G8 group of the world’s most powerful political leaders will meet in Northern Ireland in early June, but the UK has refused to put climate change on the agenda. 

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Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Environment; Leadership; Social justice.

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