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Corsia: The UN’s plan to ‘offset’ growth in aviation emissions after 2020

Airlines around the world have recently begun to monitor their CO2 emissions as part of a UN climate deal. ... Read More

Global emissions | Feb 4. 2019.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Qi Ye

Prof Qi Ye is director of the Institute for Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was previously director and senior... Read More

Interviews | Jan 22. 2019.

Interactive: How climate finance ‘flows’ around the world

Climate finance is one of the bedrocks of negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the... Read More

Policy | Dec 6. 2018.
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UNEP: Limiting warming to 1.5C requires ‘fivefold’ increase in climate commitments

The world is far from being on track to meet its climate targets unless emission-reduction commitments are dramatically expanded, according to the... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 27. 2018.
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Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’ to limit warming to 1.5C

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5C, a new paper... Read More

Renewables | Jun 18. 2018.
The Bonn climate change conference, 6 May 2018

Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2018 UN climate conference

Over the past two weeks, more than 3,000 diplomats and observers have been in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how to bring the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

UN climate talks | May 11. 2018.
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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.
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Limiting global warming to 1.5C would have ‘significant economic benefits’

Holding global temperature rise to 1.5C would lead to significant economic benefits by the end of the century, a new paper suggests. ... Read More

| Apr 3. 2018.
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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.
DEHDW7 Power plant, Mexico.

New study questions impact of ending fossil fuel subsidies

Ending the world’s fossil fuel subsidies would reduce global CO2 emissions by 0.5 to 2.2 gigatonnes (Gt) per year by 2030, a new study says. ... Read More

Oil and gas | Feb 7. 2018.
Sao Simao reservoir, photographed from the International Space Station on 11 June 2014

China leading on world’s clean energy investment, says report

China is by far the largest force in global clean energy development and its firms are increasingly looking abroad for opportunities, a new report... Read More

International policy | Jan 9. 2018.
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