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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.
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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.
Coal fired electric power plant in India

Guest post: How world’s coal-power pipeline has shrunk by three-quarters

There is now a broad consensus that unabated coal power generation must be rapidly phased out if the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement are to be met.... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 14. 2021.
PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

解説:「共通社会経済経路(SSP)」で未来の気候変動を探る

ここ数年、気候科学者、経済学者、エネルギーシステムモデル研究者による国際チームは、次の100年ほどの間... Read More

Translations | Jul 28. 2021.
A procession of 50 ton trucks are loaded with overburden on their way to a spoil heap at a new open cast mine near Ordos, China

Guest post: Hundreds of planned coal mines ‘incompatible with 1.5C target’

Proposals to build hundreds of new coal mines could raise global output of the fossil fuel by 30%, putting the world’s climate goals or up to $91bn... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 10. 2021.
Building activity at a new coal fired electric power plant in China

Guest post: How finance from rich nations could drive 40% of new coal plant emissions

Coal use needs to rapidly fall this decade if the world has any chance of achieving the 1.5C temperature target of the Paris Agreement, yet new coal ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 14. 2021.
Smoke is discharged from chimneys at a coal-fired power plant in Datong city, Shanxi province

China should ‘rapidly’ close 186 coal plants to help meet its climate goals, study says

New research has identified that 18% of China's coal-fired power plants “can be retired first and rapidly" to help the nation achieve its goal of ... Read More

China Policy | Mar 25. 2021.
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