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New Data Gives Hope for Meeting the Paris Climate Targets

By |2017-11-09T10:17:12+00:00December 4th, 2017|News|

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, [...]

Natural Gas Emissions Will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By |2017-11-09T10:06:01+00:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated

By |2017-11-08T16:18:09+00:00December 1st, 2017|News|

Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world’s final functioning state to do so. The surprise decision, taken amid a brutal civil war in the country, will leave [...]

UK Climate Change Masterplan – the Grownups Have Finally Won

By |2017-11-08T10:02:27+00:00November 25th, 2017|News|

Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand The grownups have finally won and everyone in the UK, from those in cold homes to those on polluted streets and in flooded towns, will benefit. The most important aspect of the UK government’s new clean growth strategy is [...]

Renewables Cut Europe’s Carbon Emissions by 10% in 2015, Says EEA

By |2017-11-08T09:35:55+00:00November 24th, 2017|News|

European Environment Agency reports solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. Energy use from [...]

Natural Gas Emissions will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By |2017-11-07T16:59:37+00:00November 23rd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

The COP23 Climate Change Summit in Bonn and Why it Matters

By |2017-11-07T16:14:22+00:00November 21st, 2017|News|

Halting dangerous global warming means putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation What is happening? The world’s nations are meeting for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties”(COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which aims to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference [...]

When Media Sceptics Misrepresent Our Climate Research We Must Speak Out

By |2017-11-07T16:05:40+00:00November 20th, 2017|News|

Our climate paper underlined that strong action towards the 1.5C Paris goal is perhaps more valid than ever, but reading some of the media coverage you might think the opposite was true On Monday, we published a paper in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience that re-evaluated how much carbon dioxide we can still afford, collectively, to emit into [...]

2017 Set to be One of Top Three Hottest Years on Record

By |2017-11-07T15:59:54+00:00November 18th, 2017|News|

Data so far this year points to 2017 continuing a long-term trend of record breaking temperatures around the world, says World Meteorological Organization 2017 is set to be one of the hottest three years on record, provisional data suggests, confirming yet again a warming trend that scientists say bears the fingerprints of human actions. The [...]

UK Climate Targets at Risk Without Government Support for Windfarms, Says Energy Boss

By |2017-11-03T10:07:50+00:00November 16th, 2017|News|

Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of Scottish Power The UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned. Keith [...]

Wind Power Key to Curbing Greenhouse Emissions, Study Finds

By |2017-11-02T14:38:26+00:00November 15th, 2017|News|

Edinburgh University researchers say windfarm energy prevented 36m tonnes of harmful coal and gas emissions in six years Wind power plays a key role in curbing greenhouse emissions from other energy sources such as coal and gas, a new study has shown. Energy from windfarms in the UK prevented almost 36m tonnes of harmful carbon emissions in [...]

Global Atmospheric CO2 Levels Hit Record High

By |2017-11-02T11:47:28+00:00November 13th, 2017|News|

UN warns that drastic action is needed to meet climate targets set in the Paris agreement The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level not seen for more than three million years, the UN has warned. The new report has raised alarm among scientists and [...]

UN Warns of ‘Unacceptable’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap

By |2017-11-02T11:13:34+00:00November 11th, 2017|News|

Report reveals large gap between government pledges and the reductions needed to prevent dangerous global warming There is still a large gap between the pledges by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the reductions scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, the UN has said. Current plans from national governments, and pledges [...]

Electric Cars Emit 50% Less Greenhouse Gas than Diesel, Study Finds

By |2017-10-27T11:16:39+00:00November 9th, 2017|News|

Exclusive: researchers calculated the total lifecycle emissions of an electric car, including its manufacture, battery manufacture, and all of its energy consumption Electric cars emit significantly less greenhouse gases over their lifetimes than diesel engines even when they are powered by the most carbon intensive energy, a new report has found. In Poland, which uses [...]

Big Companies’ Climate Change Targets are ‘Unambitious’, Say Analysts

By |2017-10-26T09:20:44+00:00November 6th, 2017|News|

While almost all companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, those plans don’t go far enough, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project Nearly nine out of 10 of the world’s biggest companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, new research has found, but only a fifth of them are doing so for 2030 [...]