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Emissions cuts in line with Paris Agreement would see benefits ‘within two decades’

Reducing global emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s goals would have a clear impact on global temperatures within two decades, a new study... Read More

Temperature | Dec 7. 2020.
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Analysis: When might the world exceed 1.5C and 2C of global warming?

Under the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, virtually all the world’s nations pledged to limit global warming to “well below” 2C above pre-indus... Read More

Temperature | Dec 4. 2020.
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Guest post: Global warming edges closer to Paris Agreement 1.5C limit

The latest forecast (pdf) from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) suggests that over the next five years there is a 24% chance of the global... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 9. 2020.

Analysis: Why coal use must plummet this decade to keep global warming below 1.5C

The next 10 years are crucial for tackling climate change, with widespread recognition that CO2 emissions must fall 45% by 2030 to keep global warmin... Read More

Coal | Feb 6. 2020.
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UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’

Unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,'' according to the... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 26. 2019.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Canada

In the latest article in a series on how some of the world’s key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief considers Canada’s relati... Read More

Country profiles | Oct 8. 2019.
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In-depth Q&A: The IPCC's special report on climate change and land

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. The land prov... Read More

IPCC | Aug 8. 2019.
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Guest post: A new approach for understanding the remaining carbon budget

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a lecturer in climate change and the environment at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, and Prof Piers Forster is pr... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 17. 2019.

Bonn climate talks: Key outcomes from the June 2019 UN climate conference

A record-breaking European heatwave provided a fitting backdrop to the latest round of UN climate change talks, in which delegates from around the wor... Read More

UN climate talks | Jul 1. 2019.
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Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

The UK’s Met Office recently released “HadSST4”, the largest update since 2011 to its widely used sea surface temperature (SST) record. The n... Read More

Ocean warming | Jun 27. 2019.
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In-depth Q&A: The UK becomes first major economy to set net-zero climate goal

The UK is to raise its ambition on climate change by setting a legally binding target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to “net-zero” by 2050, p... Read More

UK emissions | Jun 12. 2019.
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