When it comes to climate change, things are hotting up.
I don’t just mean in the way many people are aware of – that is, that global temperatures are getting warmer and the world needs to act now if we are to prevent that rise reaching dangerous levels.
I also mean that the debates, the politics, the levels of understanding and the amount of time and resources governments, civil society and ordinary people are putting in to climate change are on the up.
For that reason, there’s a huge amount more to DFID’s and the UK’s efforts on climate change than the tiny areas I work on – and the need to tell the bigger story is the reason readers haven’t seen a post from me since May.
We’re a mix of staff working on the policy side of things from London as well as advisers based in the country offices where we work.
I’ll hand over to the new bloggers to introduce themselves, but check back here shortly to see get the inside view of what the UK government is doing on the frontline of climate change.