Scientist researching whether carbon can be sequestered underground examines a basalt core sample. Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A guest article by Sam Hampton, a doctoral researcher at the Environmental Change Institute. Hampton was one of the rapporteurs at the 1.5 Degrees conference which took place in Oxford last week. Carbon Brief also reported from the conference
September 29, 2016 — Last week, the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) held a conference aimed at responding to the ambitious target set by the Paris Agreement to “pursue efforts” to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Continue reading What technologies are available for meeting the 1.5C goal Aircraft fuselage. Photo: Flightlevel80/E+/Getty Images The aviation industry faces huge challenges if it is to meet its own self-imposed climate change targets, according to a new UN report
August 12, 2016 — And even if it does meet all its targets, aviation will still have consumed 12% of the global carbon budget for 1.5°C by 2050, Carbon Brief analysis shows. If it fails to reach this target, its share of this budget could rise to as much as 27%.
Continue reading Aviation could consume a quarter of 1.5C carbon budget by 2050 David Cameron could face significant opposition from his MPs over UK’s fifth carbon budget, under which emissions must fall by 57% below 1990 levels by 2032. Photograph: PA Climate change is a problem that cannot wait, 20 backbenchers say in their statement to PM, urging him to accept cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
May 5, 2016 — Twenty Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to accept the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions required by the UK’s ‘fifth carbon budget’.
Continue reading Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK