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A property development is seen in Qingzhou, Shandong Province, China

Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions see first quarterly fall since post-lockdown surge

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by around 0.5% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, new analysis for Carbon Brief s... Read More

China Policy | Nov 25. 2021.
Soy plantation in Amazon rain forest, Brazil

Global CO2 emissions have been flat for a decade, new data reveals

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement have rebounded by 4.9% this year, new estimates suggest, following a Covid-related... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 4. 2021.
Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation, North Dakota, USA

Guest post: The Global Methane Pledge needs to go further to help limit warming to 1.5C

At the COP26 summit in Glasgow today, US president Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen officially launched the Global Me... Read More

COP26 Glasgow | Nov 2. 2021.
People wearing protective masks are seen at a busy street in Manila, March 2021

UNEP: Current climate commitments are ‘weak promises, not yet delivered’

Despite stronger climate policy and higher ambition in the latest national pledges, there is still a large gap between near-term commitments under th... Read More

Global emissions | Oct 26. 2021.
London cityscape with Big Ben and Westminster Bridge at sunset

In-depth Q&A: The UK’s net-zero strategy

The UK government has published its long-awaited net-zero strategy setting out how it plans to meet the country’s legally binding climate goals out... Read More

UK policy | Oct 21. 2021.
Halifax in the early 1900s

Analysis: Which countries are historically responsible for climate change?

Historical responsibility for climate change is at the heart of debates over climate justice. History matters because the cumulative amount of car... Read More

Emissions | Oct 5. 2021.
Women sort potatoes for packing at a market near Baoding, Hebei province, China. Credit: Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo.

Dietary shift to potatoes could cut staple crop emissions in China by 25%

A dietary shift from rice to potatoes could “notably reduce” the climate and environmental impacts of staple crop agriculture in China, according... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 19. 2021.
A hydrogen refuelling test facility in Duisburg, Germany. Credit: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo. 2G3N073

In-depth Q&A: How will the UK’s hydrogen strategy help achieve net-zero?

Hydrogen will be “critical” for achieving the UK’s net-zero target and could meet up to a third of the nation’s energy needs by 2050, accordi... Read More

UK policy | Aug 17. 2021.
Several ships unload and transport coal at Lianyungang Port in Lianyungang.

Analysis: China’s post-lockdown emissions surge shows signs of cooling

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions grew by around 1% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, new analysis for Carbon Brief sh... Read More

| Aug 13. 2021.
PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

解説:「共通社会経済経路(SSP)」で未来の気候変動を探る

ここ数年、気候科学者、経済学者、エネルギーシステムモデル研究者による国際チームは、次の100年ほどの間... Read More

Translations | Jul 28. 2021.
A hot steel billet is removed from furnace as a cold billet waits in foreground

Guest post: These 553 steel plants are responsible for 9% of global CO2 emissions

The iron and steel industry is responsible for 11% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and will need to change rapidly to align with the world... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 29. 2021.
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