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New estimates show China's carbon emissions were less than previously thought

China's carbon emissions have been substantially over estimated by international agencies for more than 10 years, according to research co-led by the University of East Anglia.

Does Local Climate Information Stimulate Action?

A popular saying goes that ‘all politics is local’. While public debate on climate change often focuses on international summits and the political drama of negotiations, the real steps to address climate change will be have to be implemented at a much more local scale.

Polycentric climate governance: are the high hopes well founded?

Following the 2009 Copenhagen conference, it has become obvious that the UNFCCC alone cannot be expected to protect the world from the threat of dangerous climate change. Other actors and levels of governance must also be involved.

Geo-engineering not an option for near-term climate policy

Greenhouse gas removal by recapturing carbon dioxide and albedo modification techniques that reflect sunlight cannot be relied on to reduce climate change impacts within the next decades, concludes an EU-wide analysis.

Does pop music have a ‘Rhythm Of The Rain?’

Weather is frequently portrayed in popular music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather, the most common being sun and rain, and blizzards being the least common. The study also found many song writers were inspired by weather events.

Tyndall Activities at the Our Common Future Conference in Paris

A number of researchers from the Tyndall Centre will be participating in the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference in Paris. We provide here a programme of the sessions they are involved in.

Four Steps for China to Peak its Carbon Emissions

Dabo Guan of the Tyndall Centre has contributed to an article in Nature commenting on Climate Policy. The article outlines four steps, that China must take to ensure that it meets the commentment made last November in a joint announcement with the United States.
 

"Travel responsibly": Tyndall Travel Tracker in Nature Climate Change

An article on the Tyndall Centre's Travel Tracker and travel strategy working paper has been published in Nature Climate Change.

Article in Nature Climate Change

Art and Science Retrospective: Turner Prize nominee Janice Kerbel's collaboration with the Tyndall Centre

Turner Prize nominee Janice Kerbel worked in collaboration with the Tyndall Centre in 2003 on her exhibition "Home Climate Gardens", in partnership with the then Norwich School of Art, her work was displayed at the Norwich Gallery. Congratulations to Janice for her nomination.

Navigating the climate change challenge for shipping

International shipping has to half its emissions says a new report by the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester, being presented today at a meeting of the International Maritime Organisation.

Climate change: how Brits feel about ‘smart’ energy

Reluctance to share data about personal energy use is likely to be a major obstacle when implementing ‘smart’ technologies designed to monitor use and support energy efficient behaviours, according to new research led by The University of Nottingham and the Tyndall Centre at Cardiff University.

Shipping charts a high carbon course

The shipping industry expects ongoing growth in CO2 emissions to 2050, despite an apparent recent decline, say Tyndall Manchester experts. Opportunities for decarbonizing the sector in line with international commitments on climate change need to be re-evaluated.

Towards a culture of low carbon research

We recently published a new Working Paper and launch the Tyndall Travel Tracker App to the Tyndall Centre community. Our aim is to support the necessary transformation towards a professional low-carbon culture of work travel in climate change research.

New Tyndall Working Paper - Towards a culture of low carbon research

We today publish a new Working Paper and launch the Tyndall Travel Tracker App to the Tyndall Centre community. Our aim is to support the necessary transformation towards a professional low-carbon culture of work travel in climate change research.

Prof Robert Nicholls and colleagues call for IPCC sea-level scenarios that are useful for coastal managers

The IPCC has recently updated its scenarios of Global Mean Sea-Level rise with the release of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

Oxford seeks a post-doctoral research associate for the economic impacts of UK drought

Professor Jim Hall and Dr Chris Decker are seeking a postdoctoral researcher as part of a multidisciplinary research project on drought in the UK. 
 

88% of UK public support evidence of climate change, highest since 2005, influenced by flooding

The British public's support for climate change rose signficantly last year and is at the highest level since 2005, following a 2013/14 winter of storms, shows opinion polling by researchers at the Understanding Risk Group at the University of Cardiff and the Tyndall Centre.
 

UEA Vacancy: Senior Research Associate (ASSAR Project)

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Associate to work on the project Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) working with Dr Roger Few.

REF: RA1149

School of International Development

Call for Abstracts for a fully funded workshop: Novel Approaches to Climate Governance and the Role of Entrepreneurship

18-19 May 2015, Amsterdam

Predictions of climate change paint an alarming picture and addressing these risks will require radical policies to cut emissions, prepare for and increase resilience to the effects of climate change.

‘Policy Innovation in a Changing Climate’ – a special issue of Global Environmental Change

A special issue comprising seven new papers (one of them Gold ‘Open Access’) explore the causes, patterns and effects of policy innovation (guest edited by Andrew Jordan & Dave Huitema, 2014).