Experts: How do diets need to change to meet climate targets?

The food system is a major contributor to climate change and, without significant shifts in global diets, it is unlikely the world will achieve...

The Carbon Brief Profile: Brazil

In the first of a new series explaining how key emitters are positioned to tackle climate change, Carbon Brief sets out Brazil’s key policy...

UN climate talks: Key outcomes from the June 2021 virtual conference

International climate talks have resumed following an 18-month absence, with diplomats from around the world attempting to negotiate the final rules of the Paris...

Guest post: Emissions should fall ‘twice as fast’ in case negative emissions fail

Many model pathways designed to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement rely heavily on large-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR), also known as “negative...

CCC: UK will miss climate goals by ‘huge margin’ without new policies

The UK government has once again failed to come forward with sufficient policies to meet the ambition of its climate goals, according to the...

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate...

China Briefing, 17 June 2021: Overseas coal projects; Nuclear ‘leak’ report; Sustainable food production

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China weekly digest. We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China over the past seven days. This...

Guest post: How attribution can fill the evidence ‘gap’ in climate litigation

In November 2015, a Peruvian farmer and mountain guide, Saúl Luciano Lliuya, launched a pioneering bid for climate justice in a German court more...

Guest post: Mapping ‘blue-carbon wealth’ around the world

Carbon “sinks”, such as forests or the ocean, play a crucial role in absorbing atmospheric CO2 and thereby reducing the damages caused by climate...

Scientists find ‘natural pulses’ in recent melting of West Antarctic ice sheet

Natural ocean variability is heightening the rate of retreat of the West Antarctic ice sheet, a new study finds. A 16-year study of ocean conditions...

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