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“Comité de Paris”: Presentation of Draft Outcome Document [Plenary Hall La Seine, Le Bourget] [REMARKS] delegation listens to remarks

Absence of carbon capture and storage is ‘biggest challenge to’ 2C limit

Our energy systems appear to be changing in ways that are broadly on track with limiting global temperature rise to 2C, a new study says, but will... Read More

Global emissions | Jan 30. 2017.
A steam train waiting to receive water from a water tower at a station in North Yorkshire.

Guest post: The challenge of defining the ‘pre-industrial’ era

This is a cross-post from the Climate Lab Book blog, written by Dr Ed Hawkins, associate professor in the Department of Meteorology at the University... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 25. 2017.
Using observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) satellite, scientists developed a model of the behavior of carbon in the atmosphere from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015

Video: NASA produces first 3D animation of global carbon emissions

NASA, the US space agency, has released an "eye-popping" three-dimensional animation showing carbon dioxide emissions moving through the Earth's... Read More

Global emissions | Dec 14. 2016.
Solar panels on rooftops, Minneapolis

Solar panels have been benefitting the climate 'since 2011'

In 2011, solar power reached a tipping point. This was the year when the solar industry had saved more greenhouse gases than it emitted. ... Read More

Renewables | Dec 6. 2016.
Coal-fired power station, Pocerady, Czech Republic.

Analysis: What global emissions in 2016 mean for climate change goals

This week, scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project released their annual stocktake of global CO2 emissions;... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 15. 2016.
Lots of smoking chimneys in a dark environment. Cool white balance. All Environment images.

Mapped: The countries with the highest carbon price

Update 4pm: We have been contacted by the OECD. See below for some additional context and a second map. ... Read More

Global emissions | Sep 27. 2016.
Blades in jet engine turbine

Explainer: How aviation could, finally, agree a climate deal

Update 7/10/16 — A deal was agreed by 191 countries in Montreal on 6 October 2016. The agreement adopts an offsetting approach to constraining... Read More

Explainers | Sep 26. 2016.
1.5 degrees conference at Keble College, Oxford

Highlights: Day two at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

Today saw the second and final full day of the conference “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement”, organised by the... Read More

Global temperature | Sep 22. 2016.
Keble college Oxford

Highlights: Day one at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

More than 200 climate science and policy researchers, economists and social scientists have descended this week on Keble College in Oxford for a... Read More

Global temperature | Sep 21. 2016.
Oil refinery, chemical and petrochemical plant at night.

Seven charts showing how countries' carbon footprints compare

The UN's climate body, which was responsible for the Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015, has long been collecting detailed data on greenhouse... Read More

Emissions | Aug 22. 2016.
Aircraft fuselage low angle shot.

Analysis: Aviation could consume a quarter of 1.5C carbon budget by 2050

The aviation industry faces huge challenges if it is to meet its own self-imposed climate change targets, according to a new UN report. ... Read More

International policy | Aug 8. 2016.
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