Emma Duncan

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Full name: Emma Duncan

Areas of interest: Environment: climate change; The Media; Pakistan

Journals/Organisation: The Economist | The Times | Evening Standard

Email: Economist contact details

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Website: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/profile/Emma-Duncan | Standard.co

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Representation: http://leighbureau.com/speaker.asp?id=396

Networks: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/emma-duncan/a/816/b52

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About: http://www.economist.com/mediadirectory/emma-duncan

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Career: Independent Television News; The Economist: Media Editor, Asia Editor and South Asia Correspondent, Britain Editor, Deputy Editor (author of The Economist's Climate Change Report, 2006); wrote a regular column for The Sunday Telegraph; has also written freelance for The Times, The Sunday Times, Prospect magazine, Cosmopolitan and Vogue

Current position/role: The Economist: Deputy Editor

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Viewpoints/Insight: Climate change is solvable by business and development of new technologies, the obstacle is lack of clear government policy on the issue, see: The Economist Survey Climate Change; The Economist: Special report Business and Climate Change (Audio/MP3/PDF)

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  • Breaking the Curfew: A Political Journey Through Pakistan OCLC 22952847, 1989

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Current debate: https://www.intelligencesquared.com/people/d/emma-duncan

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  • Cut-price drink costs our country too much - The leafy square in Stockwell on which I live has a particular seasonal music, which starts up in spring and goes on till autumn - 17th March 2009
  • Try this idea for dim pupils – what have we got to lose? - Having once spent a lonely evening in Helsinki weeping into my vodka after interviewing telecoms executives during the course of a relationship break-up, I associate Finland with the dark night of the soul, not a beacon of guiding light. Yet in one area of life, Finland shows us the way. It is very good at educating its children - 10th March 2009
  • What children need is love, not the 'right' sort of family - My friend's email said she had "some surprising news". She did indeed. The news was a four-week-old adopted baby. My friend has just turned 50 - 3rd March 2009
  • Don’t drive us mothers back to work, please, Peter - I'm not really qualified to write about the laws on maternity leave, because although I have had plenty of it, it wasn't mandated by the law - 24th February 2009
  • Why pay for a BBC licence when the net’s made TV free? - About three weeks ago, our television stopped working. I promised my children that I would try to get it mended, or buy another one, or do whatever was necessary to enable the broadcasters to pump their usual bilge into the house - 10th February 2009
  • Don’t worry: our children have never had it so good - An inscription from 2800 BC reads as follows: “Children no longer obey their parents. Every man wants to write a book, and the end of the world is evidently approaching.” - 3rd February 2009
  • The BBC should stay above the fray in Gaza - Rowan Williams performs the same function for me as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does for some people and George Bush did for others - 27th January 2009
  • If London had a wash and brush-up we’d all feel better - Last week my friend Lucy went to the JobCentre on the Clapham Road. She went in gloomy, and came out despairing. It was the snarling security guard; the shrieking, disruptive children; the man in the booth next to her spitting obscenities; the indifference of most of the staff - 20th January 2009
  • This third runway flight of fancy won’t get my vote - Over lunch with my friend Rebecca, we discussed how she should get herself arrested. She thought there was a lot to be said for climbing into Parliament, but there was a risk (especially for those well-padded in the chest area) of being mistaken for a suicide bomber - 13th January 2009
  • Let's not put on hair shirts: losing your job is no joke - I welcome the credit crunch with open arms," says Oliver James, a psychologist and broadcaster. According to Mr James, author of Affluenza, as people have got richer, they have focused more on acquiring material goods and less on the things that really matter in life. This has made them unhappy - 6th January 2009

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