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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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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.

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Infographic: Why are small scale solutions important for emissions reduction?

April 2, 2020

An infographic explaining why smaller scale solutions can help in reaching emissions targets.

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Video: Small scale solutions towards emissions reduction

April 2, 2020

A video with Tyndall Centre's Dr. Charlie Wilson on why smaller scale solutions might be better than larger scale technologies.

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Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets

April 2, 2020

Low-carbon technologies that are smaller scale, more affordable, and can be mass deployed are more likely to enable a faster transition to net-zero emissions, according to a new study by an international team of researchers.

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European Union funds €2.4m DeepDCarb governance project

April 1, 2020

This project aims to significantly advance society’s understanding of what is holding back deep, society-wide decarbonisation by examining the relationship between politicians, citizens/voters and other actors in a uniquely detailed and comparative manner.

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Climate begets biodiversity emergency

March 9, 2020

With current Paris Agreement pledges corresponding to 3.2°C of warming, instead of the UN goal of less than 2°C, our paper in Science shows that losses of geographic range of greater than 50% are projected in half of insects, 44% of plants, and a quarter of vertebrates.

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Five things that consumers most like about low carbon choices

March 9, 2020

Reliability, flexibility, ease of use, trust and familiarity, and cost-effectiveness are the five key attributes that consumers look for in low-carbon innovations, shows new research led by Hazel Pettifor and Charlie Wilson at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia published in the journal of Energy Research and Social Science.

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Climate change urgency perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa

March 2, 2020

In a number of Sub-Saharan African communities, the urgency of the climate crisis is being amplified by the recent events. For rapidly growing coastal cities like Beira, in Mozambique, the complete devastation that Idai brought has left the city’s population demanding urgent and ambitious action, locally and globally, to rebuild and enhance the resilience of their city, people and society. 

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Urgency in Resilience and Adaptation

February 25, 2020

There is a tendency to approach adaptation in a reactive rather than proactive manner; we wait for a disaster to hit before we think about how to prevent the next one. This ‘wait and see’ approach leads to a loss of urgency.

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