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New apartments under construction in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China. Credit: Charles O. Cecil / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: China’s carbon emissions grow at fastest rate for more than a decade

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have grown at their fastest pace in more than a decade, increasing by 15% year-on-year in the first quarter... Read More

Emissions | May 20. 2021.
Photovoltaic solar panels and wind turbines, San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm California

Guest post: Why the low carbon transition may be much cheaper than models predict

To achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, global energy systems must undergo a wholesale switch to low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies. ... Read More

Guest posts | May 12. 2021.

Explication: Le réchauffement climatique s'arrêtera-t-il dès que les émissions nettes seront nulles?

Les médias affirment souvent que le monde est confronté à un "réchauffement déjà acté pour l’avenir” en raison des émissions passées, ce... Read More

Emissions | May 7. 2021.

Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?

Media reports frequently claim that the world is facing “committed warming” in the future as a result of past emissions, meaning higher temperatu... Read More

Emissions | Apr 29. 2021.
A worker inspects solar panels at a solar farm in Dunhuang

China’s 2060 climate pledge is ‘largely consistent’ with 1.5C goal, study finds

New research has found that China’s pledge to achieve “carbon neutrality” before 2060 is “largely consistent” with the Paris Agreement’s ... Read More

China Policy | Apr 22. 2021.
Building activity at a new coal fired electric power plant in China

Guest post: How finance from rich nations could drive 40% of new coal plant emissions

Coal use needs to rapidly fall this decade if the world has any chance of achieving the 1.5C temperature target of the Paris Agreement, yet new coal ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 14. 2021.
Sunrise at British Steel Limited steelworks, Scunthorpe Lincolnshire

In-depth Q&A: How the UK plans to cut industrial emissions by two-thirds

Factories and industrial hubs across the UK should cut their emissions by two-thirds over the next 15 years under the government’s new plan for low... Read More

UK policy | Mar 19. 2021.
View of the British Isles from space

Analysis: UK is now halfway to meeting its ‘net-zero emissions’ target

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 were 51% below 1990 levels, according to new Carbon Brief analysis. This means the UK is now halfway to m... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 18. 2021.

Met Office: Atmospheric CO2 now hitting 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is now reaching levels 50% higher than when humanity began large-scale burning of fossil fuels during the indu... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 16. 2021.

Food systems responsible for ‘one third’ of human-caused emissions

“Food systems” were responsible for 34% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, according to new research. The study, published ... Read More

Food and farming | Mar 8. 2021.
Factory workers in Tongcheng, China, on 17 November 2020. Credit: Costfoto / Alamy Stock Photo.


虽然中国的二氧化碳排放在上半年的疫情管控期间同比下降了3%,但该数值在下半年却超额增长,攀升了4%以上。... Read More

China Policy | Mar 8. 2021.
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