CO2 fertilisation effect refers to an increase in the photosynthesis process under heightened atmospheric CO2 levels. A stronger photosynthesis process removes more CO2 from the atmosphere, effectively acting as a negative feedback that slows the climate crisis.
By Hattie Hammans and Robin Fontaine The following article is part of the fit for 55 series, analysing all policies, directives and strategies as part of the EU’s plan to reduce net carbon emissions by 55% until 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. It specifically looks at the Land Use, Land Use Change Forestry regulation...
By Eve Loveman This is the final article in this series on whether remote working is better for the environment. The previous article concluded that in most cases, taking account of home and office emissions and emissions from the daily commute, working from home will result in a reduction in an individual’s CO2 emissions overall....
BAYLI, the Bay Area Youth Lobbying Initiative, aims to galvanise students into getting involved in democracy by bridging the divide between activists and elected officials and by creating long-term change in the climate and environmental policies that will affect our generation.
In this interview ClimaTalk spoke with Sonia Roschnik and Anna Fuhrmann, from Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) to discuss projects surrounding hospitals, nurses training and the health care sector.
Out of all international organisations, the EU is considered to have some of the most extensive climate protection laws, and it is regarded as a regional and global leader in environmental protection. Nonetheless, the process of EU decision-making can be notoriously overwhelming for citizens to engage with the process, or to appreciate it. It takes place at multiple levels, and involves several bodies and representatives from twenty-seven countries. In short, the EU is often regarded as complex precisely because of its inclusivity, its long history of evolving bureaucracy and flexibility, as well as its commitment to reach agreement among all stakeholders. To properly understand how policy-making works, it is necessary to first understand the role which is played by each of the EU institutions.
The UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution is key in lead up to COP26. This article assess the UK’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution, and critique the delivery of its commitments. Finally, some policy mitigations suggestions are made.
The UN General Assembly opening took place this September with two weeks of speeches from world leaders. The broad overview of global policy direction evidenced an escalating climate rhetoric and bold new proposals relating to coal and green finance. However, blind spots persisted as leaders failed to address how climate change intersects with gender, youth and indigeneity.