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Michael Holder is Deputy Editor at BusinessGreen, providing news, features, analysis and videos for the site. He is particularly interested in politics, clean tech innovation, culture and behaviour change, green agriculture, and the transition away from fossil fuels.
Michael has been covering environmental topics as a journalist for a decade, initially focusing on recycling, energy from waste and air pollution, and now covering the breadth of the burgeoning net zero economy with BusinessGreen.
He has reported on the climate and biodiversity crises from around the world, on issues ranging from cocoa farming in Ghana, carbon capture and storage in Norway, and the emerging hydrogen economy in Germany, in addition to covering three UN climate summits in Bon, Madrid and most recently COP26 in Glasgow.
Michael also regularly appears on TV and radio as a commentator on environmental and climate issues
Originally from Milton Keynes, Michael is an NCTJ-qualified journalist with a degree in contemporary history from the University of Sussex.
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