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Explainer: The challenge of tackling aviation's non-CO2 emissions

Last October, the 191 member states of the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed to a new deal to cap international... Read More

Explainers | Mar 15. 2017.
Biofuel boiler house, storage of wood chips

Biomass subsidies 'not fit for purpose', says Chatham House

Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Feb 23. 2017.
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Mapped: EU coal plants 'should all close by 2030'

EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they want to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change. ... Read More

Coal | Feb 9. 2017.
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'Huge' coal-to-gas switch drives down EU power emissions

Europe's power-sector CO2 emissions fell 4.5% in 2016 after a "huge" switch from coal- to gas-fired generation, according to new analysis. ... Read More

EU emissions | Jan 25. 2017.
Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy

EU energy package: What it means for coal, renewables and efficiency

The literature on EU energy regulations got longer by about a thousand pages yesterday, as the European Commission put forward its vision for... Read More

EU policy | Dec 1. 2016.
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Analysis: How UK leaving the EU would increase climate targets for others

The European Commission has laid out proposals on dividing up 2030 emissions reduction goals for buildings, transport and agriculture. ... Read More

Energy | Policy | Jul 20. 2016.
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The 35 countries cutting the link between economic growth and emissions

Is it possible to reduce emissions while growing the economy? This is a major question for policymakers hoping to combat climate change. ... Read More

Policy | Apr 5. 2016.
A woman uses a fan to keep cool as a heatwave continues in Madrid.

Focus on regional climate impacts to hasten emission cuts, scientists say

Using global average temperatures to convey the impacts of climate change may not be getting across the urgency of reducing CO2 emissions, a new study... Read More

Rest of world temperature | Jan 20. 2016.
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Guest post: Climate change before the court

A guest post from James Thornton and Howard Covington, chief executive and trustee, respectively, of the environmental law firm ClientEarth. ... Read More

People | Dec 21. 2015.
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Interactive map: Historical emissions around the world

Which country is most responsible for climate change? It's a big question, with weighty consequences for decisions on who should take the lead in... Read More

Global emissions | Dec 16. 2015.
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EU strikes deal to boost emissions trading scheme

Diplomats in Brussels have struck a deal to reform the EU's emissions trading system, giving a boost to efforts to reduce emissions across the... Read More

EU policy | May 6. 2015.
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