Simon Lewis, UCL and Mark Maslin, UCL The COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow have finished and the gavel has come down on the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries. If the 2015 Paris Agreement provided the framework for countries to tackle climate change then Glasgow, six years on, was the first major test of this high-water mark …Read More »
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Deforestation: why COP26 agreement will struggle to reverse global forest loss by 2030
Julia P G Jones, Bangor University More than 100 world leaders meeting at COP26 – the UN climate summit in Glasgow – have committed to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030. The countries that have signed the agreement contain 85% of the world’s forests. The announcement includes £14 billion (US$19.2 billion) of public and private funds for conservation efforts. In …Read More »
Blue hydrogen – what is it, and should it replace natural gas?
Alexander Limbach/Shutterstock Tom Baxter, University of Aberdeen Blue hydrogen is often touted as a low-carbon fuel for generating electricity and storing energy, powering cars, trucks and trains and heating buildings. But according to a new report by Cornell and Stanford University researchers in the US, it may be no better for the climate – and potentially a fair bit worse …Read More »
Shipping is tough on the climate and hard to clean up – these innovations can help cut emissions
Shipping is responsible for a large portion of global emissions. William William/Unsplash, CC BY Jing Sun, University of Michigan Ships carry more than 80% of world trade, and they rely heavily on some of the least environmentally friendly transportation fuels available. There are no cheap, widely available solutions that can lower the shipping industry’s planet-warming carbon emissions – in fact, …Read More »