European Union funds €2.4m DeepDCarb governance project

April 1, 2020

This project aims to significantly advance society’s understanding of what is holding back deep, society-wide decarbonisation by examining the relationship between politicians, citizens/voters and other actors in a uniquely detailed and comparative manner.

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Climate begets biodiversity emergency

March 9, 2020

With current Paris Agreement pledges corresponding to 3.2°C of warming, instead of the UN goal of less than 2°C, our paper in Science shows that losses of geographic range of greater than 50% are projected in half of insects, 44% of plants, and a quarter of vertebrates.

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Five things that consumers most like about low carbon choices

March 9, 2020

Reliability, flexibility, ease of use, trust and familiarity, and cost-effectiveness are the five key attributes that consumers look for in low-carbon innovations, shows new research led by Hazel Pettifor and Charlie Wilson at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia published in the journal of Energy Research and Social Science.

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The 2020s are the Climate Change Decade: Climate change urgency perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa

March 2, 2020

In a number of Sub-Saharan African communities, the urgency of the climate crisis is being amplified by the recent events. For rapidly growing coastal cities like Beira, in Mozambique, the complete devastation that Idai brought has left the city’s population demanding urgent and ambitious action, locally and globally, to rebuild and enhance the resilience of their city, people and society. 

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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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