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...

Pacific north-west heatwave shows climate is heading into ‘uncharted territory’

The deadly heatwave that hit north-western US and Canada in late June would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused global warming, a new “rapid-attribution”...

France will replace US funding for UN climate science panel, says Macron

French president Emmanuel Macron sent a pulse of excitement racing through the Bonn climate summit with a speech seizing the mantle of climate leadership...

Guest post: A Met Office review of the UK’s weather in 2018

Dr Mark McCarthy is science manager of the Met Office National Climate Information Centre, which provides monitoring and analysis of UK climate variability and...

EU must use its carbon border tax to support a just transition around the...

The EU is planning to pocket the revenues from a border levy on carbon, with no support for climate vulnerable countries like Mozambique to...

Daily chart: Toxic emissions from cars may be several times higher than the legal...

CARMAKERS are again in regulators’ headlights over emissions, on both sides of the Atlantic. On January 13th French prosecutors announced they were investigating Renault...

China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

Every year, over 60% of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30% of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing...

New documentary set to expose inhumane transport of Irish calves to Europe

November 21st, 2017 Footage of inhumane transport conditions suffered by Irish calves exported to Europe will be aired in an investigative documentary on the German...

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