Net-zero carbon emissions won't be sustainable if social inequalities aren't addressed

The effects of climate change and mitigation are not just unequal between countries but also within countries.

Tom Pegram, Associate Professor in Global Governance and Deputy Director of UCL Global Governance Institute, UCL • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: carbon-emissions net-zero-emissions-2050 cop26 social-justice un-climate-change-conference

Citizens' assembly: what we've learned about the kind of climate action the public wants to see

Ordinary British people proposed bolder climate measures than anything politicians have so far dared to suggest.

Graham Smith, Professor of Politics, University of Westminster • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change extinction-rebellion net-zero-emissions-2050 citizens-assemblies

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

Tags: bailout net-zero-emissions-2050 airlines aviation flights carbon-offsets emissions-trading airline-bankruptcies

Stop blaming each other for the climate crisis – coronavirus shows what we can achieve together

By self-isolating, people all over the world are acting for the collective good. That's encouraging for tackling climate change.

Benedict Probst, Felllow at Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change covid-19 coronavirus climate-crisis climate-action sustainable-living net-zero-emissions-2050

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