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Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

We have 9 items tagged with ‘Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions’.
  • Outside view of large wooden building among trees and under a blue sky.

    Cities into sinks: storing carbon in wooden architecture to mitigate climate change

    IIED and partners are exploring how wooden architecture might expand the forest carbon sink to help mitigate climate change while also incentivising smallholder tree-growing to drive forest landscape restoration

    18 October 2021 | Project | Climate change
  • The sun glints on smoke above Beijing. China is on course to see overall coal consumption peak this year (Photo; GadgetDan via Creative Commons)

    If the coal industry really cared about helping poor countries, it would shut itself down

    Coal companies are in complete denial — the developing world doesn't need more pollution or expensive new grids, but renewable energy sources

    17 November 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Postcard from Durban: Greener football and tree-preneurs

    I met this 60-year old mother of seven on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa where she and hundreds of other women are helping to transform their communities and the landscape around them, one s

    8 December 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Delivering REDD+: can past lessons help in tempering optimism and making headway?

    The International Year of Forests is celebrating the importance of forests and raising the profile of challenges and opportunities. The perceived value of forests has been raised by the recognition of their role in mitigating climate change. But the International Year of Forests is a momentous reminder that there are still unresolved issues.

    9 May 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Braking Beijing’s car addiction

    Driven by subsidies for small cars and an ever increasing middle class, the Chinese year of the tiger saw a ferocious increase in the car industry — a whopping 18.1 million vehicles (including 13.8 million cars) were sold in China in 2010, up by a third from the previous year. But will new efforts by Beijing combat both the booming economy and the grid-locked streets? And is this another example of China setting a new course for a greener future?

    20 January 2011 | Blog | Urban
  • Carbon and labels: an unhappy marriage?

    Agriculture is just one of the sectors in which carbon labelling — the labelling of a product to show how much carbon (and other greenhouse gases) have been emitted during its ‘lifecycle’ — is being used to show how individual products contribute to climate change. The logic behind applying carbon labels to agriculture seems sound enough: agriculture accounts for 10 to 12 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and produces much of the food we eat and the products we buy. Finding a way to tell consumers how much individual agricultural products contribute to this should encourage them to choose those products with the lowest carbon footprint and help make agriculture more sustainable. But the truth is that it is very difficult to provide accurate carbon labels for agricultural products. And carbon labelling can impact farmers in the developing world in ways that don’t support development.

    11 January 2011 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Politics, sustainable energy security and the South

    2 September 2010 | Blog | Energy
  • The hidden byway to recovery?

    The ‘slump as opportunity’ concept is alive and well in UK government. Ed Miliband, the country’s Energy and Climate Change Minister, said today that recession will not deflect government efforts to cut carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon economy.

    20 January 2010 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • AdMit

    This pilot project presented a new alternative to carbon offsetting that addresses many of the doubts about and weakness of voluntary carbon trading.

    5 September 2008 | Project | Climate change
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