The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Urgency in Resilience and Adaptation

February 25, 2020

There is a tendency to approach adaptation in a reactive rather than proactive manner; we wait for a disaster to hit before we think about how to prevent the next one. This ‘wait and see’ approach leads to a loss of urgency.

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Which sectors are really hard to mitigate?

February 17, 2020

Aviation, road freight, agriculture, and industrial process plants seem different in many ways. They all have a common problem in that change in technology is unlikely to deliver very low emissions in the next few years, regardless of how much resource is committed.

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Event: Local Authorities and the Climate Emergency hosted by the Tyndall Manchester

February 17, 2020

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research invites councillors and local authority officers and managers to an evening of sharing what's working, where the challenges remain and how they can best be addressed in taking climate action. 

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: How can we mobilise society to reach net zero?

February 6, 2020

The transformation required to reach net zero is fundamentally a social one. Analysis by the  UK Climate Change Committee shows that technological change alone is insufficient to reach this goal; indeed, they calculate that the majority (62%) of the changes required will be, at least in part, behavioural or social.

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Policy relevant research and advice in a time of urgency

January 27, 2020

My own research suggests that setting policies in motion, even imperfect policies, is a good way forward. We found that countries that had most energy and climate policies in place generally had the biggest decreases in emissions.

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Opportunity: Research Associate, Energy Revolution Consortium

January 22, 2020

 

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research is looking for a Research Associate to join the Energy Revolution (EnergyREV) Consortium. This role is an exciting opportunity to explore existing and novel business models with potential to scale up new companies in the area of smart local energy provision. 

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Can an urgent transition be a just transition?

January 20, 2020

But can an urgent low-carbon transition also be just? The simplicity of the question is deceiving. Low-carbon transition is not a singular, planned, managed trajectory of change. It takes place at different levels, involving different people, in different contexts. 

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Climate change increases the risk of wildfires confirms our new ScienceBrief

January 14, 2020

We publish our first ScienceBrief rapid response review and assessment of latest published research on global climate change and wildfire risk

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