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SSRP director calls COP26 "almost-but-not-quite" summit and calls for greater progress at COP27
Professor Joseph Alcamo says COP26 delivered some encouraging news but not enough to hail the UK-hosted climate conference a success.
SSRP director welcomes China-US joint declaration but calls on superpowers to do more for most vulnerable countries
Professor Joseph Alcamo says he is cautiously optimistic about surprise COP26 announcement of cooperation between the world's two biggest emitters.
Rural communities most exposed to risk of energy and transport poverty, new study finds
Rural residents are most likely to be impacted by the twin pressures of energy poverty and transport poverty simultaneously
COP26 deal to limit methane could be big deal for climate protection says Sussex scientist
More than 100 countries have signed up to the initiative to limit methane emissions by 30% compared with 2020 levels.
COP26 coal phase out agreement is welcome but ignoring steel significantly limits impact
Phasing out thermal coal in the near future is to be celebrated but it is only half the battle, says SPRU academic Valentin Vogl
Blaming large numbers of herbivores for ecosystem damage might not be wholly accurate, research suggests
New study reveals levels of wild herbivore numbers across the globe, contradicting the view that they are ‘unnaturally high’ in the UK.
Decade delay in investing in steel industry technology could double sector’s contribution to global carbon output
The sector's emission commitment could double from current estimates if no action taken over next 5 years to phase out carbon-intensive blast furnaces
New parliamentary report authored by SSRP calls for closer alignment of climate and development goals
Unless action on climate change and tackling development goals are better aligned, world risks missing key 2030 targets, warns parliamentary group
Energy firms' obstruction likely to prevent 75% target cut in methane emissions from materialising
Energy expert Dr Abigail Martin discusses the achievability of a new target to cut majority of methane emissions from fossil fuel operations by 2030
No Plan Bee: Expert warns of a future without bees if shoppers don’t alter our food buying habits
Curry, baked beans and jam are just three of the creature comforts we will lose if bees become extinct
Experts split over effectiveness of climate emergency declarations, new comprehensive academic review finds
Politicians should be cautious in their use of climate and biodiversity emergency declarations as their impact can be harmful as well as helpful
Dollar Green: Stocks in environmentally-minded firms fare better than their polluting peers
Best-performing environmental stocks could have up to 7% superior annual returns than a portfolio with highly polluting stocks, new study finds.