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Heavy public transport traffic and pedestrians on Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Guest post: How 120 of the world’s major cities could cut transport CO2 by 22%

Cities are often overlooked as being a major contributor to climate change. Yet their diversity has made it hard to assess how far they can cut their... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 6. 2023.
People repairing flood defence in a village in Bangladesh near the bay of Bengal.

Guest post: Three major gaps in climate-adaptation finance for developing countries

.shadeBg{ background: rgba(0,0,0,0.35); } Developing countries require hundreds of billions of dollars in investment every year to help them ada... Read More

International policy | Nov 2. 2023.
Aerial view of Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of the Congo.

Q&A: What the ‘underwhelming’ Three Basins Summit means for tropical forests

Rainforest countries from across three continents agreed at the Three Basins Summit in Brazzaville last week to work together to finance and protect ... Read More

International policy | Nov 1. 2023.
The Wadden Sea, factory buildings and wind turbines at sunset, Eemshaven, Netherlands.

Analysis: Global CO2 emissions could peak as soon as 2023, IEA data reveals

.shadeBg{ background: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); } Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use and industry could peak as soon as this year, acc... Read More

International policy | Oct 26. 2023.
A fossil-fuelled power generating station in Denver, Colorado.

Guest post: Why all fossil fuels must decline rapidly to stay below 1.5C

With 151 countries, 257 cities and 969 companies having announced net-zero targets, it is clear that much of society now understands the need to achi... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 26. 2023.
Two residential heat pumps buried in snow. Credit: Radu Sebastian / Alamy Stock Photo

Guest post: How heat pumps became a Nordic success story

A common criticism of heat pumps is that they do not work in cold weather. However, the Nordic region – particularly Sweden, Finland and Norway ... Read More

International policy | Oct 2. 2023.
In-depth Q&A: Can ‘carbon offsets’ help to tackle climate change?

In-depth Q&A: Can ‘carbon offsets’ help to tackle climate change?

Every day, people are invited to buy products and services with supposed climate benefits – whether this be “carbon-neutral flights”, “net-ze... Read More

Explainers | Sep 25. 2023.
Tunghsiao Power Plant, a gas fired power plant in Miaoli, Taiwan.

Guest post: Plans for new oil and gas power plants have grown by 13% in 2023

The global energy crisis, driven by surging gas prices, has decisively dented the prospects for the fuel’s future growth. As a result, the “go... Read More

International policy | Sep 20. 2023.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Senegalese President Macky Sall at the opening of a photovoltaic plant in Diass on 22 May 2022.

Guest post: Behind the scenes at Senegal’s ‘just energy transition partnership’

In June, Senegal signed a “just energy transition partnership” (JETP) deal, establishing a goal to reach 40% renewable energy in the electricity ... Read More

International policy | Sep 6. 2023.
President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, at the Amazon summit in Belem, on 8 August 2023. Credit: Filipe Bispo / Alamy Stock Photo

Q&A: What the Amazon Summit means for deforestation and climate change

Leaders of the eight Amazon basin countries committed this week to act together to prevent the rainforest “from reaching the point of no return” ... Read More

International policy | Aug 11. 2023.
Ukraine's Azovstal plant.

Guest post: How Ukraine could emerge from war as a climate leader

The ongoing, devastating war with Russia has pushed Ukraine to the edge of survival as a nation-state, inflicting severe damage to its economy and po... Read More

International policy | Aug 8. 2023.
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