Policy



Deeper Policy Coordination Needed

The current system of global climate policy coordination is not working with lots of ‘climate talk’ and little ‘climate action’, argue the authors of a new paper…






EU CO2 Emissions Rise In 2015

According to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU),  CO2 emissions rose in 2015 in a majority of EU Member States which…



Study Criticises US Adaptation Plans

US climate adaptation plans are long on ideas but short on details and priorities, say researchers who have evaluated 44 local climate-adaptation plans, examining how their…


Development Increases Emissions

Economic development equals a greater carbon footprint and more greenhouse gas emissions, according to economists. Greater social inclusion and improved quality of life comes at the expense of…


Impacts Of Greenhouse Emissions Cuts

Environmental impacts of demand-side technologies and strategies for carbon mitigation. To decarbonize electricity we need to know the impact on greenhouse emissions and the environmental and…


Climate Change Will Affect US Forests

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change. Drought could render the US Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050, according to research using a new…


UN Experts Act On Heatwaves

Climate and health experts from throughout South Asia will gather at a UN sponsored forum in a bid to improve the management of health risks…


Support For Paris Climate Deal At UN

Record support for advancing Paris Climate Agreement entry into force. The agreement can enter into force 30 days after 55 Parties accounting for 55 per cent…


US Rooftop Solar Potential Estimate Doubled

NREL raises rooftop photovoltaic technical potential estimate. New analysis nearly doubles previous estimates and shows US building rooftops could generate close to 40 percent of national…


Existing Laws Require US Renewables Drive

Existing state laws collectively require a 50 percent increase in US renewable electricity. This finding is part of a new annual status report on state renewables portfolio…