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The Kusmunda coal mine. Credit: Aruna Chandrasekhar / Carbon Brief (2024)

Q&A: What do India's elections mean for coal communities and climate change?

As prime minister of India for the past decade, Narendra Modi has overseen a rapid expansion of the country’s coal-mining and coal-fired power gene... Read More

Coal | May 13. 2024.
Builders bundle steel frames at a coal construction site in Gansu, China.

China responsible for 95% of new coal power construction in 2023, report says

China accounted for 95% of the world’s new coal power construction activity in 2023, according to the latest annual report from Global Energy Monit... Read More

Coal | Apr 11. 2024.
Tay Bridge disaster, 28 December 1879.

Analysis: UK emissions in 2023 fell to lowest level since 1879

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 5.7% in 2023 to their lowest level since 1879, according to new Carbon Brief analysis. The last time U... Read More

UK policy | Mar 11. 2024.
A coal power plant. Credit: JakeWalk / Alamy Stock Photo

Q&A: Why defining the ‘phaseout’ of ‘unabated’ fossil fuels is so important at COP28

The future of fossil fuels – and whether to agree to phase them “down” or “out” – is shaping up to be a key battle at the COP28... Read More

UN climate talks | Dec 5. 2023.
An oil tanker being moored at the Mongstad oil terminal and refinery in Norway. Credit: Ola Moen / Alamy Stock Photo. D1AJ6D

Guest post: How quickly does the world need to ‘phase down’ all fossil fuels?

India and China were widely criticised at COP26 in 2021 when they pushed to tone down the language on coal consumption that emerged from the climate ... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 16. 2023.
Indigenous protesters hold placards during a march in London

Fossil fuels: Is the world on track for moving past coal, oil and gas production?

Scientists, economists and Indigenous activists met in Oxford in September to discuss a challenge central to solving climate change: how can the worl... Read More

Energy | Oct 4. 2022.
Russia country profile photo.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Russia

In this country profile, Carbon Brief examines the state of climate and energy policies in Russia, home to some of the world’s largest reserves of ... Read More

Country profiles | Sep 22. 2022.
Female worker forms coal patties near Hanoi, Vietnam

Guest post: What we learned about coal phaseout by studying 15 countries

Despite the widely recognised need to quickly move away from fossil fuels, particularly coal, many countries continue to invest in this highly pollut... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 1. 2022.
Open-pit coal mining at Cottbus Nord in Germany

Emissions from mining cause ‘up to £2.5tn’ in environmental damages each year

Greenhouse gas emissions from global mining and resource extraction result in up to £2.5tn ($3tn) in damages worldwide every year, according to a ne... Read More

Emissions | Jul 6. 2022.
A port in Nantong in Chinas Jiangsu province unloading coal

Analysis: What does China’s coal push mean for its climate goals?

Late last year, following widespread power shortages, China’s leadership repeatedly emphasised the importance of ensuring energy security – a cou... Read More

China Policy | Mar 29. 2022.
March back to work on 5 March at the end of miners strike in Ellington Colliery, England, 1985_2BN28RJ

Guest post: Why gender justice matters in the transition away from coal

Combating the climate crisis requires the restructuring of the economic and energy system including, first and foremost, the phaseout of coal, which ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 3. 2022.
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