COVID-19 crisis causes 17% drop in global carbon emissions

May 18, 2020

The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that daily emissions decreased by 17% – or 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide – globally during the peak of the confinement measures in early April compared to mean daily levels in 2019, dropping to levels last observed in 2006.

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The EU’s challenge with renewable energy expansion: What is the way forward?

July 2, 2020

How is the EU seeking to address this challenge of having EU-level targets without being on a path to achieve them? In a new open access paper, recently published in the journal West European Politics, we argue that the EU’s challenge has emerged from legislative change and the way in which the Member States contribute to achieving the EU’s overall renewable energy targets.

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New efficient ships won't be enough to curb shipping sector's environmental damage

June 15, 2020

The shipping sector 'can't wait' for new, low-carbon ships to enter its fleet if it is to cut CO2emissions in line with Paris Agreement targets, according to a University of Manchester study published today in the new journal BMC Energy.

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UK & Sweden’s carbon targets half what is needed for 1.5C

June 8, 2020

Climate progressive countries United Kingdom and Sweden have to ramp up their commitments to reach the Paris Agreement goal, according to a new study led by Kevin Anderson of Tyndall Centre Manchester and Upsalla University.

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Major international project to tackle climate change resilience in Africa

May 27, 2020

A new €6.7M project involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) aims to help rural East African communities adapt to climate change using state-of-the-art predictions of water scarcity and food insecurity.

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Video: Interview with Glen Peters on COVID and global emissions

May 19, 2020

Here is a video interview with Glen Peters, Research Director of CICERO, on the impacts of COVID19 on global emissions.

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Animation: COVID-19 crisis causes 17% drop in global carbon emissions

May 19, 2020

A GIF of CO2 global emissions from January to May.

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Robert Nicholls

Major new research project will help strengthen UK climate resilience

May 18, 2020

Robert Nicholls at the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia is leading new research to inform the next UK climate change risk assessment and adaptation plan

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