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Yosu Gas ship on Huangpu river before the skyline of Pudong, Shanghai, China.

In-depth: BP’s global data for 2017 shows record highs for coal and renewables

Renewable energy grew by the largest amount ever last year, while coal-fired electricity also reached a record high, according to new global data from... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 15. 2018.
Boundary Dam coal fired power plant with carbon capture facilities, Saskatchewan, Canada. Credit: All Canada Photos / Alamy Stock Photo. CFD8GA

World can ‘safely’ store billions of tonnes of CO2 underground

Storing billions of tonnes of CO2 underground would be a “safe and effective” way to help limit the effects of climate change, a new study says. ... Read More

Technology | Jun 12. 2018.
Cattle round-up before shipping on a West Texas ranch. Credit: Luc Novovitch / Alamy Stock Photo. MDHE8J

Guest post: A new way to assess ‘global warming potential’ of short-lived pollutants

Dr Michelle Cain in a science and policy research associate on the Oxford Martin School’s programme on climate pollutants at the University of... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 7. 2018.
Teenagers taking a selfie looking out over the city in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Hugh Mitton / Alamy Stock Photo. G23XN7

World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’

It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a... Read More

1.5C | Jun 4. 2018.
Gothenburg cityscape. Credit: Johner Images / Alamy Stock Photo. D949PE

Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Sweden for first international conference

This week, Gothenburg in Sweden played host to the first international conference on “negative emissions”. ... Read More

Technology | May 25. 2018.
Tropical forest, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea, France. Credit: David Giral / Alamy Stock Photo. D3C8D3

Analysis: How ‘natural climate solutions’ can reduce the need for BECCS

To limit global warming in 2100 to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, many scientists assume that the large-scale use of negative emissions in... Read More

1.5C | May 21. 2018.
Passengers boarding a sea plane Maldives Indian Ocean. Credit: Sunpix Travel / Alamy Stock Photo. AKAWF0

Tourism responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

Worldwide tourism accounted for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions from 2009 to 2013, new research finds, making the sector a bigger polluter than... Read More

People | May 7. 2018.
Night view of Eminonu waterfront, Sultanahmet and the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009. Credit: Rawdon Wyatt / Alamy Stock Photo. BCD91A

The Carbon Brief Profile: Turkey

In the second article of a new series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Turkey’s rising emissions and its... Read More

Features | May 3. 2018.
PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 19. 2018.
International Maritime Organisation

Video: All you need to know about the shipping sector’s new climate deal

Last week countries agreed to a new emissions reduction target for the shipping sector, as part of a wider climate deal. ... Read More

Explainers | Apr 17. 2018.
Aerial view, tree nursery, Beckedorf, Lower Saxony, Germany. Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo. DGKWAA

World can limit global warming to 1.5C ‘without BECCS’

It is possible to limit warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures without using negative emissions from bioenergy with carbon capture and... Read More

1.5C | Apr 13. 2018.
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