Friday, September 24, 2021

The value-add of tackling the Scope 3 emissions conundrum

Harriet Assem from technology and environmental planning advisory firm ITPEnergised offers a few thoughts on tackling one of the less well understood elements of...

Report reveals major climate risks to global food trade

A new report from Stockholm Environment Institute reveals in detail the climate risks to global trade in major agricultural commodities – and concludes that...

What’s the latest with the ozone layer?

On 16 September, the world marked the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The European Space Agency (ESA) takes a closer...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

The UK is backing an "absolute zero" target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as an announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out...

World’s largest direct air capture and storage plant opens in Iceland

Announced as a milestone in the direct air capture (DAC) industry, with the capacity to capture 4000 tons of CO2 per year, the world's...

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Stunning satellite images depict the recent gigantic infernos that devastated one of the coldest areas on the planet. Last month fires burning across Siberia...

Opinion: Policies for tackling climate change must work in rural areas too

By Brian Wilson, a Director at Rural England CIC, a not-for-profit research organisation which seeks to improve the evidence base and understanding of rural...

Royal Mail commences emissions-cutting tyres trial with electric vans

Royal Mail has embarked on a six to nine-month trial of new tyres on a number of electric vehicles (EVs). The tyres are specially...

Net zero by 2050 is “too little too late”: Scientists make a case for...

A report published on 26 August by an independent group of experts warns that reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is now...

Reports showcase imaginative solutions for tackling hard-to-reach emissions

      A new series of reports document findings from the ‘Final 25%’ project from Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise. The title refers to the portion...

Shell’s appeal confirms its lack of commitment to tackling climate change, says legal group

Shell's decision to appeal sends the "wrong signal" according to Milieudefensie’s director Donald Pols. "Shell should act now, as the judge ordered. The longer the delay the more serious the climate consequences will be for us all."

Carbon footprint a mystery to 9 out of 10 small businesses, says study

Research published on 9 August appears to find that only one in ten (11%) responding businesses, of more than 1,000surveyed  in the UK, are measuring their carbon footprint.

Urgent improvements in water security needed to achieve climate resilience, warns research group

Urgent steps to improve water security are needed across the world as part of measures to increase climate resilience, the University of Oxford-led REACH research programme warned on 3 August as it published a new, interdisciplinary report.

Green light for path to UK’s first ‘electric motorway’

The Department for Transport has awarded funding through Innovate UK to a consortium to lead the UK’s first ever study on the electrification of long range trucks with dynamic charging, using overhead wires on motorways.

The carbon capture race, and what it means for jobs

How big a challenge is presented by the task of removing CO2 from the atmosphere in accordance with climate targets? How far have we...

Gas sensor network provides early wildfire detection

A large-scale IoT network for the ultra-early detection of wildfires has been launched by environmental startup Dryad Networks. The first live demonstration of the...

Local Leaders and mayors call for power shift to meet net zero

A communiqué signed by UK mayors and local leaders calls for a ‘power shift’ from Whitehall so that local and regional authorities...

ESA and NASA join forces in a bid to better understand climate change

    To address climate change, decision-makers need accurate information on how our world is changing now, and also what may happen in the future ...

Preparing for COP26

A discussion on the big priorities for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the main challenges

Government must recognise the key role of local authorities in tackling climate crisis, says...

Ahead of the publication of the government’s Net Zero Strategy, which sets out where carbon emissions savings will be made, a coalition of local...