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Guest post: Is gas a bridge to nowhere for UK climate policy?

Steve Pye is a principal research associate at the UCL Energy Institute, specialising in energy systems analysis. Gas is hugely important for meeting the energy...

Analysis: Just four years left of the 1.5C carbon budget

GLOBAL EMISSIONS | April 5. 2017. 8:00 Analysis: Just four years left of the 1.5C carbon budget Four years of current emissions would be enough to...

California’s new law aims to tackle imported emissions

California has started a large investment in infrastructure. In early 2017, the US state approved $52bn in spending on repair and maintenance projects. As...

Guest post: Half a degree could make a world of difference

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UK launches ‘world first’ research programme into negative emissions

The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the...

Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Australia to discuss removing CO2 from air

An international group of researchers and policymakers met in Australia’s capital this week for the country’s first major conference dedicated to the topic of...

Half of world’s ocean to face multiple ‘climate stressors’ by 2030, study warns

Climate change is altering the world’s watery expanses in a number of ways, with serious knock-on effects for the ocean’s plants and animals, according...

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