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Chris Stark has been the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) since February 2018. The CCC is the UK government’s official...

Rapid rise of UK electric vehicles sees National Grid double its 2040 forecast

There could be as many as 35m electric vehicles (EVs) on UK roads by 2040, double the number expected just a year ago. That’s according...

In-depth: UK can go low-carbon ‘at no extra cost’, say infrastructure advisors

The UK can have low-carbon electricity, heat and transport in 2050 at the same cost as today’s high-carbon energy system. That’s according to the UK’s...

Permafrost and wetland emissions could cut 1.5C carbon budget ‘by five years’

Emissions of CO2 and methane from wetlands and melting permafrost as the climate warms could cut the “carbon budget” for the Paris Agreement temperature...

CCC: New UK renewables ‘could be cheaper than existing gas plants by 2030’

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Guest post: How use of land in pursuit of 1.5C could impact biodiversity

Prof Pete Smith is professor of soils & global change at the University of Aberdeen and a coordinating lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel...

Analysis: ‘Global’ warming varies greatly depending where you live

As part of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community committed in 2015 to limit rising global temperatures to “well below” 2C...

‘Worrying trend’ in UK emission cuts beyond power and waste, says CCC

Progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the power and waste sectors has “masked the failures in other areas”, says the government’s official climate...

Guest post: Unprecedented summer heat in Europe ‘every other year’ under 1.5C of warming

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Dr Markus Donat is a climate scientist at the University of...

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Rising temperatures and declining sea ice are driving a “rapid climate shift” in the Arctic’s Barents Sea, a new study says. The research, published in...

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