Low-carbon policies can be ‘balanced’ to benefit small firms and average households – study

A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Outdated carbon credits from old wind and solar farms are threatening climate change efforts

Companies are using these credits to offset their emissions, though many projects won't meaningfully reduce carbon in the atmosphere.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~9 min

Net zero emissions targets are everywhere – we need to sort the genuine from the greenwash

Because pledges alone won't achieve net zero.

Tim Kruger, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School, Environmental Change Institute and Institute for Science Innovation and Society, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Britain needs to grow more trees – are sheep farms the answer?

New research finds forest regeneration on sheep pasture is an economically viable way to fight climate change.

Colin Osborne, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Sheffield • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Green bailouts: relying on carbon offsetting will let polluting airlines off the hook

Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it's no solution to the climate crisis.

Ben Christopher Howard, Doctoral Researcher in Nature-based Solutions, University of Birmingham • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~6 min