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Tyndall researchers produce first comparative analysis of policy dismantling in different policy fields

Policy dismantling is a distinctive form of policy change, which involves the cutting, reduction, diminution or complete removal of existing policies. The perceived need to dismantle existing policies normally acquires particular poignancy during periods of acute economic austerity.

Record high for global carbon emissions

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are set to rise again in 2012, reaching a record high of 35.6 billion tonnes - according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project, co-led by researchers from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Tyndall authors win Lloyds of London Science of Risk Prize

A study carried out by scientists from the Tyndall Centre, and today awarded the 2012 Lloyds Science of Risk prize for Climate Change research, shows how the benefits of protecting our coastline from erosion must be balanced against the impacts of coastal flooding.

Paralysis by analysis should not delay decisions on climate change

Uncertainty about how much the climate is changing is not a reason to delay preparing for the harmful impacts of climate change, says Professor Jim Hall of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, writing today with senior colleagues in Nature Climate Change.

New research on blame, responsibility and demand for change following floods

Concerns about governmental failure to act effectively and fairly in the aftermath of extreme weather events can affect how much residents are willing to protect themselves – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Communicating climate change: success or failure?

The ultimate measure of success for communicating research into climate change and energy is that global emissions should be falling. Unfortunately, emissions are rising at levels previously never thought of.

Call to modernise antiquated climate negotiations

The structure and processes of United Nations climate negotiations are "antiquated", unfair and obstruct attempts to reach agreements, according to research published today. The findings come ahead of the 18th UN Climate Change Summit, which starts in Doha on November 26.

Kevin Anderson gives the Cabot Lecture at the University of Bristol

The Tyndall Centre's deputy director gave the lecture as part of Bristol’s Festival of Social Science. Professor Anderson also gave an interview for Energy Bulletin.

Are energy scenarios consistent with historical evidence?

Research published in Climatic Change assesses whether past trends in developing energy technologies can provide an insight into future developments.

US Shale Gas Drives Up Coal Exports - Tyndall Manchester Research

A report by researchers at Tyndall Manchester has concluded that whilst the US is burning less coal due to shale gas production, millions of tonnes of unused coal are being exported to the UK, Europe and Asia. As a result, the emissions benefits of switching fuels are overstated.

Why mitigation must target energy efficiency - Nature Climate Change

Charlie Wilson's Tyndall UEA research published today shows that twice as much effort is being spent on developing energy supply technologies than is spent on improving the efficiency with which energy is used.

Evidence on Demand - international development online

Evidence On Demand is an international development information hub, providing access to quality assured resources relating to Climate & Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods.

New paper reviewing Climate Geoengineering Appraisals

Appraisals of geoengineering are critically reviewed here for the first time using a systematic literature search and screen strategy.

New low carbon development research for Sussex

A new research project to help policy improve low carbon technology uptake in developing countries has begun.

'Environmental Policy in the European Union' – New Textbook

New and comprehensively revised third edition of the textbook written by leading experts in the field and edited by Tyndall researchers Andrew Jordan and Camilla Adelle now available.

Climate Policy Innovation?

A new research network co-led by the Tyndall Centre seeks to explore how far a more decentralized climate regime, with an emphasis on the national and subnational level, potentially offers scope for policy innovation.  

New Tyndall Centre Research Strategy

The Tyndall Centre’s first decade focused on interdisciplinary climate change research. Our second decade will in addition focus on the interactions and feedbacks between climate, people and ecosystems.

New paper on policy and mitigation of CO2 from shipping

A new paper titled "Exploring the scope for complementary sub-global policy to mitigate CO2 from shipping" has been published in Energy Policy by Tyndall authors Paul Gilbert and Alice Bows.

SUPERGEN Hub to address burning bioenergy questions

A new research hub that will investigate the efficiency and impact of a variety of bioenergy techniques and accelerate the deployment of sustainable bioenergy was announced today by David Willetts.

Sustainable Consumption Institute and Tyndall Manchester: Adaptation and mitigation in the UK food system

Greenhouse gas targets will be missed unless policymakers take account of the potential impacts of climate change on food-related emissions.