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The amount of electricity generated by low-carbon sources in the UK stalled in 2019, Carbon Brief analysis shows. Low-carbon electricity output from wind, solar, nuclear,...

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This year’s annual UN climate conference, COP25 in Madrid, became the longest on record after it concluded after lunch on Sunday, following more than...

Interactive: When will the Arctic see its first ice-free summer?

Since satellites first began monitoring the Arctic in 1979, the average area covered by sea ice has shrunk by at least 40%. The average thickness...

COP25 video: Messages from climate marchers to politicians

Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Madrid on Friday night after a frustrating week of negotiations at the UN’s annual climate change conference. Among...

COP25 video: What needs to happen by COP26 to keep the Paris Agreement on...

As negotiations at COP25 in Madrid progress slowly, Carbon Brief has been asking a range of scientists, party delegates and NGO representatives for their...

Analysis: Global fossil-fuel emissions up 0.6% in 2019 due to China

After increasing at the fastest rate for seven years in 2018, global CO2 emissions are set to rise much more slowly this year – but...

Analysis: Which countries have sent the most delegates to COP25?

Thousands of negotiators, policymakers, researchers, journalists and campaigners have been descending on Madrid over recent days for a fortnight of UN climate negotiations at...

CMIP6: the next generation of climate models explained

Climate models are one of the primary means for scientists to understand how the climate has changed in the past and may change in...

In-depth Q&A: How ‘Article 6’ carbon markets could ‘make or break’ the Paris Agreement

A little-known and highly technical section of the Paris Agreement could “make or break” the regime – and its aim of avoiding dangerous climate change. These...

UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’

Unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” according to...

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