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Coal plant and wind energy at the Eemshaven Seaport in Groningen, Netherlands.

Guest post: What the tiny remaining 1.5C carbon budget means for climate policy

The latest estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP) show that total worldwide CO2 emissions in 2022 have reached near-record levels.  T... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 11. 2022.
Heavy traffic at a standstill in North Somerset, UK.

Analysis: Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels hit record high in 2022

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and cement have increased by 1.0% in 2022, new estimates suggest, hitting a new record high of 36.6... Read More

Emissions | Nov 11. 2022.
LNG storage tanks, Hamburg, Germany.

Analysis: EU’s CO2 emissions fall 5% in three months after post-Covid surge

The EU’s emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from energy use have fallen by 5% over the past three months compared with the same period in 2021, new ... Read More

EU emissions | Nov 3. 2022.
A gas carrier is loaded with liquefied natural gas at the berth in Russia

UNEP: Meeting global climate goals now requires ‘rapid transformation of societies’

The world faces a “rapidly closing window” to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals, warns the latest “emissions gap” report from the UN Environ... Read More

Emissions | Oct 27. 2022.
Aerial view of Seattle business and financial district in Washington, USA

‘Top 1%’ of emitters caused almost a quarter of growth in global emissions since 1990

Just 1% of the world’s population was responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions growth over 1990-2019, new research finds. Th... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 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.
New and under construction apartment blocks in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. Credit: David Lyons / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions fall by record 8% in second quarter of 2022

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by a record 8% in the second quarter of 2022, a 230m tonne (MtCO2) reduction that is the largest in at ... Read More

China Policy | Sep 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.
Plantation worker watches as a truck unloads freshly harvested oil palm fruit bunches at a collection point in Borneo

‘Food miles’ have larger climate impact than thought, study suggests

Global “food miles” emissions are higher than previously thought – accounting for nearly one-fifth of total food-system emissions – new resea... Read More

Food and farming | Jun 20. 2022.
Car plant production line. Credit: Cultura Creative RF / Alamy Stock Photo. BER497

Guest post: Reducing material use could cut emissions from cars and homes by at least a third

Producing the steel, concrete and other materials that go into our cars and homes accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gases, so using these thin... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 8. 2022.
Electrical power tranmission lines in Sonoma county, USA

Guest post: How the US can cut its emissions in half by 2030

In 2021, the US raised its Paris climate pledge, committing to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. Yet questi... Read More

Guest posts | May 31. 2022.
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