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1.5 Degrees: Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Climate Agreement

International Conference: 21-22 September 2016, Keble College, Oxford

Talks in the city of light generate more heat

Kevin Anderson writes in Nature: Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today.

Vacancy: Communication Officer, Tyndall HQ (University of East Anglia)

Tyndall HQ is recruiting a Communication Officer to help to maintain and further the Centre’s excellent reputation for high quality and interdisciplinary research.

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Climate change pledges could avoid effects of global warming

Climate pledges could save several million people from being affected by flooding rivers, heatwaves and water shortages in the 21st century – according to UEA research.

Global Carbon Budget 2015 - Video

“What we are now seeing is that emissions appear to have stalled, and they could even decline slightly in 2015."

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Global CO2 emissions projected to stall in 2015

Global carbon emissions are projected to stall in 2015, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project. The study is published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, with detailed data made available simultaneously in the journal Earth System Science Data.

Working Paper: The challenge of communicating unwelcome climate messages

With the probability that global temperature rise can be kept below the 2°C target continuing to diminish, citizens as well as economic and political decision makers need to engage with knowledge about the likelihood and implications of severe future impacts, and the scale of mitigation required to avoid them, the likes of which few want to hear.

Our Favourite Water & Land Papers

These are the papers from our Water & Land Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

Our Favourite Cities & Coasts Papers

These are the papers from our Cities & Coasts Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

Our Favourite Governance & Behaviour Papers

These are the papers from our Governance & Behaviour Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

Our Favourite Energy and Emissions Papers

These are the papers from our Energy & Emission Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

UK public conflicted about Shale Gas fracking shows opinion survey

A new study reveals that the public have considerable reservations about hydraulic fracture stimulation – or ‘fracking’ – in shale gas. This is consistent with research over the last few decades that consistently shows that the British public prefers renewable energy sources over alternatives, and that they consider fossil fuels to be polluting, finite, and outdated.

IPCC 2°C scenarios 'wildly overoptimistic', a commentary in Nature Geosciences

Professor Kevin Anderson at the University of Manchester and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research has published an analysis of the ‘wildly over optimistic’ IPCC projections of future global warming.

Tyndall Centre responds to parliamentary energy efficiency inquiry

Charlie Wilson has submitted a Tyndall Centre response to the parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee’s inquiry on home energy efficiency and demand reduction. The submission is available here

Vacancy: Lecturer in Carbon Accounting with Responsibility for Knowledge Exchange

Tyndall Manchester is expanding its academic team to build energy research knowledge exchange opportunities, and to support teaching within areas of carbon accounting, energy policy and energy efficiency.

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Behavioural Insights on Climate Change?

Charlie Wilson, 15 Sep 2015

Tyndall Assembly 2015 - Policy challenges of the next 10 years

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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.