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D7A75P Mother with a solar panel in Lira District, Uganda, East Africa.

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

Around the world, more than a billion people still lack access to electricity. ... Read More

Renewables | Oct 19. 2017.
BE328R Ethiopian girls collect firewood for cooking. Due to global warming and change in climate, there are less trees

Mapped: How UK foreign aid is spent on climate change

Many of the world's richest nations have pledged money – known as climate finance – to help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change and to... Read More

UK policy | Oct 10. 2017.
Rice is dried before being sold at a women's group processing center in Sourou Province, Burkina Faso.

World can meet growing food demands and limit warming to 1.5C, study says

Carbon emissions from agriculture can be significantly cut while still meeting the food demands of the world’s growing population, a new study... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 2. 2017.
Field of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), Rock Hall, Maryland

Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop 'substantially'

Rising global temperatures could cause yields of sorghum – a cereal crop known for its resilience to heat stress and drought – to fall... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 14. 2017.
Heatwave health warning as Britons told to stay indoors.

Billions to face 'deadly threshold' of heat extremes by 2100, finds study

Up to three quarters of the world's population could be at risk from deadly heat extremes by the end of the century, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 19. 2017.

Limiting warming to 1.5C has clear benefits for Australia, study says

Global temperature rise of 2C could see Australia hit by heat extremes similar to the “angry summer” of 2012-13 in almost four out of every five... Read More

Extreme weather | May 15. 2017.

Explainer: Dealing with the 'loss and damage' caused by climate change

Scaling down our emissions and building resilience against climate change can only take us so far. Some negative impacts and damages are now... Read More

Explainers | May 9. 2017.
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall... Read More

Public health | Apr 10. 2017.
Map by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England

The UK government recently made a little-noticed update to a dataset which details where billions of pounds of funding is being channelled for flood... Read More

Floods | Apr 4. 2017.
Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.
An ex-miner at an abandoned coal mine in Romania

Clean energy: The challenge of achieving a 'just transition' for workers

Tackling climate change is good for the economy, good for business and good for people. This is the narrative often pushed out by campaigners,... Read More

People | Jan 4. 2017.
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