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Guest post: Improving Africa’s soils to cut emissions and boost food security

Dr Keith Shepherd is a principal soil scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Dr Rolf Sommer is a principal soil and climate change... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 2. 2017.
Afternoon aerial view of cargo shipping containers stacked on docks, in Los Angeles, US, 18/08/2016

Mapped: The world’s largest CO2 importers and exporters

Around 22% of global CO2 emissions stem from the production of goods that are, ultimately, consumed in a different country. However, traditional... Read More

Global emissions | Jul 5. 2017.
Climeworks direct air capture plant founders Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher onsite

The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025

On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built the world's first commercial plant to suck CO2 directly from... Read More

Technology | Jun 22. 2017.
Enercon wind turbine E-126 with 6 MW in harbour and view on Hamburg City

In-depth: New BP data shows emissions flat in 2016 with record rise in renewables

The world added a record amount of energy from renewable sources in 2016 and global coal use fell again, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 14. 2017.
LA traffic, California, USA

Analysis: Meeting Paris pledges would prevent at least 1C of global warming

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has raised questions about the effectiveness of the accord, and how... Read More

Paris Summit 2015 | Jun 6. 2017.
Outdated Coal Plant NiederauBem With Stop Sign

IEA: World can reach 'net zero' emissions by 2060 to meet Paris climate goals

Global emissions can be pushed down to "net zero" by 2060 to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, says the International Energy Agency... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 6. 2017.

Guest post: Can the US legally weaken its Paris Agreement climate pledge?

After months of speculation, the Trump administration is expected to announce soon whether the US will remain part of the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

Guest posts | May 8. 2017.

US tells China it has 'no plan yet' to meet its 2020 climate target

The US has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target and has made no analysis of the impact of recent policy changes, according to an... Read More

International policy | May 4. 2017.
Warming warning a 1981 documentary about climate change

The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

On the evening of Tuesday, 8 December, 1981, the UK's only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary called "Warming Warning". ... Read More

Features | May 2. 2017.

Cut fossil fuel use 'dramatically' to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline "sharply" if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 25. 2017.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental... Read More

Interviews | Apr 19. 2017.
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