Radical changes to land use are required to tackle climate change and ensure food security, according to a new report from the IPCC. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land, approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 7 August in Geneva, highlights that land is under growing pressure from human activity…
A new framework provides a robust scientific tool for researchers, policymakers and industry to calculate remaining global carbon budgets. This work will help define carbon emission reduction targets more clearly as part of urgent attempts to tackle climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement set the reduction of greenhouse emissions as a critical step in achieving…
A new study has used partially fossilised plants and single-celled organisms to investigate the effects of climate change on the Canadian High Arctic wetlands and help predict their future. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth, which is causing the region’s ecology to undergo a rapid transformation. Until now there has…
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study. By combining 25 years of European Space Agency satellite altimeter measurements and a model of the regional climate, the UK Centre for Polar…
A new report sets out how Leeds could become a carbon neutral city by 2050 – and potentially by 2030. The report, produced by a team led by Andy Gouldson, Chair of Leeds Climate Commission and Professor of Environmental Policy at the University, sets out carbon targets and a roadmap for reducing Leeds’ emissions in…