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Bioenergy benefits better than burning rice straw

September 28, 2020

There is a huge opportunity to generate energy from agricultural wastes – one opportunity of which is rice straw. About 6 tons of straw are produced for every 4 tons of rice grain, amounting to more than 700 million tons of rice straw every year.

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ScienceBrief Review concludes strong scientific evidence that climate change is increasing risk of wildfires

September 24, 2020

New scientific publications reviewed by ScienceBrief strengthen the evidence that climate change increases the frequency and/or severity of fire weather in many regions of the world

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Impacts of climate change occur at lower temperatures than previously thought, new review finds

September 23, 2020

A new review of climate research has found that risks from climate related impacts, such as droughts, heatwaves and coral bleaching events occur at lower temperature increases than previously thought.

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Stories of Change Workshops

September 7, 2020

Stories of Change is a programme of free online workshops and webcasts exploring how successful low-carbon initiatives can lead to permanent change and meaningful action on climate breakdown on a larger scale.

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The co-benefits of climate action: Accelerating city-level ambition

September 3, 2020

Our new report, produced in partnership with the CDP and the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, looks at the additional benefits that climate action delivers, and how cities can utilise these in their decision-making processes.

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Webinar: Impacts and Risk Assessment to better inform Resilience Planning

September 3, 2020

In the webinar, we will explain how we have used our funding to improve our ability to project the magnitude and extent of some important risks that climate change poses to the UK in the future. 

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Guiding Europe Towards Faster and Deeper Decarbonisation: An Enhanced Role for Policy Monitoring?

August 5, 2020

The EU’s 2050 ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions target means that substantial emissions reductions will have to happen in every policy sector, be it energy, agriculture or transport

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Coastal flooding to get more frequent costing 20 percent global GDP

July 30, 2020

Coastal flooding across the world is set to rise by around 50 percent in the next 80 years, endangering millions more people and $trillions of coastal infrastructure.

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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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