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Tree planting at Haweswater, Lake District, UK

Greenhouse gas removal: How could it help the UK reach net-zero by 2050?

A mix of scientists, economists and government advisers met in London last week to discuss how removing greenhouse gases from air could help the UK h... Read More

UK policy | May 17. 2022.
Oil and gas drilling on the Front Range of Colorado

‘One quarter’ of US emissions since 2005 come from fossil fuels on public lands

Emissions equivalent to nearly a quarter of the US total since 2005 have come from fossil fuels extracted on the nation’s public lands and waters, ... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 21. 2022.
Drone picture showing a coal yard at a port in Rizhao city of Shandong province, northern China, on 2 February 2022. Credit: Oriental Image

Guest post: Is China living up to its pledges on climate change and energy transition?

In September 2020, China pledged to become carbon neutral by 2060 and this climate target was officially submitted in an updated nationally determine... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 21. 2022.
Female workers putting seeds in soil bags at a forest department nursery in Beawar

Guest post: How much could restoring forests reduce India's emissions?

India has made ambitious pledges to restore forests to tackle climate change, alongside many other countries. But what that goal looks like in practi... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 17. 2022.
Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya

Eradicating ‘extreme poverty’ would raise global emissions by less than 1%

Lifting hundreds of millions of people out of “extreme poverty” – where they live on less than US$1.90 per day – would drive a global increas... Read More

People | Feb 14. 2022.
Trucks on desert highway in Arizona, US. Credit: Chris Alan Selby / Alamy Stock Photo. BKNB4K

Coal and trucks pushed US ‘further off track’ for climate targets in 2021

US emissions surged by 6.2% last year, boosted by a renewed reliance on coal power amid soaring natural gas prices, according to the Rhodium Group. ... Read More

US Policy | Jan 10. 2022.
A property development is seen in Qingzhou, Shandong Province, China

Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions see first quarterly fall since post-lockdown surge

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by around 0.5% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, new analysis for Carbon Brief s... Read More

China Policy | Nov 25. 2021.
Soy plantation in Amazon rain forest, Brazil

Global CO2 emissions have been flat for a decade, new data reveals

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement have rebounded by 4.9% this year, new estimates suggest, following a Covid-related... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 4. 2021.
Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation, North Dakota, USA

Guest post: The Global Methane Pledge needs to go further to help limit warming to 1.5C

At the COP26 summit in Glasgow today, US president Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen officially launched the Global Me... Read More

COP26 Glasgow | Nov 2. 2021.
People wearing protective masks are seen at a busy street in Manila, March 2021

UNEP: Current climate commitments are ‘weak promises, not yet delivered’

Despite stronger climate policy and higher ambition in the latest national pledges, there is still a large gap between near-term commitments under th... Read More

Global emissions | Oct 26. 2021.
London cityscape with Big Ben and Westminster Bridge at sunset

In-depth Q&A: The UK’s net-zero strategy

The UK government has published its long-awaited net-zero strategy setting out how it plans to meet the country’s legally binding climate goals out... Read More

UK policy | Oct 21. 2021.
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