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The Climate Crisis and Economic Policy Choices

A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the growth in carbon emissions and to achieve, instead, a rapid reduction.

Five Ways the Paris Agreement can Address Oversupply of Fossil Fuels

The World Energy Outlook 2016, released last week, is just one among an increasing line of studies showing how nations need to slow and, ultimately, phase out investment in new fossil fuel supply infrastructure – from oil fields and pipelines to coal mines – if they are serious about …

COP22: Key Outcomes Agreed at the UN Climate Talks in Marrakech

The refrain of the conference soon became that the Paris Agreement, sealed last year, was bigger than any one country, or any particular head of state. The next four years will prove whether this is true.

Scientists: How the New Focus on 1.5C is Reshaping Climate Research

Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C has long been the goal of developing countries and those most at risk from climate change. Since becoming enshrined in the Paris Agreement last December, the 1.5C goal has come under increased scrutiny and examination.

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan: Foreword

For many years, a small number of scientists, scholars and activists have called for a WWII-scale mobilization to save civilization from climate catastrophe — an all-out effort far beyond anything proposed in today’s polite debates.

Some Thoughts on System Change

It becomes clearer with each passing day that simply ameliorating current problems is not going to be sufficient. This blog is about how we might scale up transformative change.

Tailwinds for Clean Energy and the Paris Agreement, Deepening Doldrums for the Incumbency

It was vaguely wonderful watching Presidents Obama and Xi cement their bids for a place in history, via climate change, by announcing American and Chinese ratification of the Paris Agreement on 3rd September 2016.

Aviation Could Consume a Quarter of 1.5C Carbon Budget by 2050

The aviation industry faces huge challenges if it is to meet its own self-imposed climate change targets, according to a new UN report.

New Report Knocks Down Pro-Pipelines 'Fantasies'

Politicians who advocate for more bitumen pipelines and LNG exports are making a "have your cake and eat it too argument" because there is no way Canada can meet its climate change commitments under such a scenario

The Climate Emergency: Time to Switch to Panic Mode?

The latest temperature data have broken all records...

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