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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
CYKY1Y Tugboat worker standing on bridge

In-depth: Will countries finally agree a climate deal for shipping?

Update 13/4/2018 – Countries today agreed to a climate deal on international shipping. The "initial strategy" aims to peak and decline shipping... Read More

International policy | Apr 6. 2018.
Multi Crystalline solar cells, Shell Solar, Germany. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo A3FNKY

In-depth: Is Shell’s new climate scenario as ‘radical’ as it says?

This week, Shell published a “radical” new climate change scenario, showing how the world could meet the “well-below 2C” goal of the Paris... Read More

Energy | Mar 29. 2018.
Civil Society helps COP21 Choose the right road to 1.5C degrees

New scenarios show how the world could limit warming to 1.5C in 2100

In the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country on Earth pledged to keeping global temperatures “well below” 2C above... Read More

Global temperature | Mar 5. 2018.
Banks of the river Brahmaputra, Gumi, Guwahati, Assam. Credit: ADB (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Every five-year delay in meeting Paris goals could ‘add 20cm’ to global sea levels

Failure to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement within the next few decades could have long-lasting impacts on global sea level rise in the coming... Read More

Sea level rise | Feb 20. 2018.
Basalt rock erosion details, Brier Island, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada. Credit: All Canada Photos / Alamy Stock Photo KCNR0T

Guest post: How ‘enhanced weathering’ could slow climate change and boost crop yields

Prof David Beerling, director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, and Prof Stephen Long from the Department of Crop Sciences and... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 19. 2018.
Amazon rain forest afire. Credit: Stock Connection Blue / Alamy Stock Photo BNX7RP

Carbon emissions from Amazon wildfires could ‘counteract’ deforestation decline

The loss of carbon from wildfires fuelled by drought could “counteract” efforts to cut deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, research suggests. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Feb 13. 2018.
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