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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feasibility of Greenhouse Gas Removal is social as well as technical
May 14, 2020
Social and governance aspects of greenhouse gas removal technologies, including biomass energy with carbon capture and storage and large-scale afforestation, are currently under-represented in integrated assessment models.