Guest post: Energy efficiency contributed 25% of UK economic growth since 1971

Dr Paul Brockway is a university academic fellow at the University of Leeds; Dr Marco Sakai is lecturer at the University of York; Prof...

UK homes ‘shockingly unprepared’ for climate change, says CCC

The UK’s housing emissions are “off track” to meet the country’s climate targets, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in a new report. These...

Guest post: Land management ‘blind spots’ make 1.5C goal highly unlikely

Dr Calum Brown is a scientist at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), part of the Karlsruhe Institute...

Analysis: BP’s outlook for fossil fuels could be undermined by slowing energy demand

Global energy demand will continue to increase as a result of human development in the world’s poorest countries, says oil and gas major BP...

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Jonathan Bamber

Prof Jonathan Bamber is a professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol and the current president of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He...

One-third of world’s new vegetation in China and India, satellite data shows

China and India are “leading the world” in “greening” the landscape, a study finds, with the two countries accounting for one-third of the new...

Studies shed new light on Antarctica’s future contribution to sea level rise

A widely reported study in 2016 that suggested Antarctica could add more than a metre to sea levels by 2100 was likely an “overestimate”,...

Met Office: World has 10% chance of ‘overshooting’ 1.5C within five years

There is a one-in-10 chance that global average temperatures could “temporarily exceed” 1.5C above pre-industrial levels in at least one year over the next...

Corsia: The UN’s plan to ‘offset’ growth in aviation emissions after 2020

Airlines around the world have recently begun to monitor their CO2 emissions as part of a UN climate deal. Last month marked the first step...

Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990

The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country. Here,...

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