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Russia country profile photo.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Russia

In this country profile, Carbon Brief examines the state of climate and energy policies in Russia, home to some of the world’s largest reserves of ... Read More

Country profiles | Sep 22. 2022.
Electrical power tranmission lines in Sonoma county, USA

Guest post: How the US can cut its emissions in half by 2030

In 2021, the US raised its Paris climate pledge, committing to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. Yet questi... Read More

Guest posts | May 31. 2022.
A block of half-built flats is left abandoned in Shanghai

Analysis: China's CO2 emissions see longest sustained drop in a decade

China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by an estimated 1.4% in the first three months of 2022, making it the third quarter in a row of falling e... Read More

China Policy | May 30. 2022.
Oil and gas drilling on the Front Range of Colorado

‘One quarter’ of US emissions since 2005 come from fossil fuels on public lands

Emissions equivalent to nearly a quarter of the US total since 2005 have come from fossil fuels extracted on the nation’s public lands and waters, ... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 21. 2022.
Drone picture showing a coal yard at a port in Rizhao city of Shandong province, northern China, on 2 February 2022. Credit: Oriental Image

Guest post: Is China living up to its pledges on climate change and energy transition?

In September 2020, China pledged to become carbon neutral by 2060 and this climate target was officially submitted in an updated nationally determine... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 21. 2022.
Female workers putting seeds in soil bags at a forest department nursery in Beawar

Guest post: How much could restoring forests reduce India's emissions?

India has made ambitious pledges to restore forests to tackle climate change, alongside many other countries. But what that goal looks like in practi... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 17. 2022.
Trucks on desert highway in Arizona, US. Credit: Chris Alan Selby / Alamy Stock Photo. BKNB4K

Coal and trucks pushed US ‘further off track’ for climate targets in 2021

US emissions surged by 6.2% last year, boosted by a renewed reliance on coal power amid soaring natural gas prices, according to the Rhodium Group. ... Read More

US Policy | Jan 10. 2022.
A property development is seen in Qingzhou, Shandong Province, China

Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions see first quarterly fall since post-lockdown surge

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by around 0.5% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, new analysis for Carbon Brief s... Read More

China Policy | Nov 25. 2021.
Women sort potatoes for packing at a market near Baoding, Hebei province, China. Credit: Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo.

Dietary shift to potatoes could cut staple crop emissions in China by 25%

A dietary shift from rice to potatoes could “notably reduce” the climate and environmental impacts of staple crop agriculture in China, according... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 19. 2021.
Several ships unload and transport coal at Lianyungang Port in Lianyungang.

Analysis: China’s post-lockdown emissions surge shows signs of cooling

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions grew by around 1% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, new analysis for Carbon Brief sh... Read More

China Policy | Aug 13. 2021.
New apartments under construction in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China. Credit: Charles O. Cecil / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: China’s carbon emissions grow at fastest rate for more than a decade

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have grown at their fastest pace in more than a decade, increasing by 15% year-on-year in the first quarter ... Read More

Emissions | May 20. 2021.
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