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Learn about what our experts have found and what it means for the climate and environment emergency.

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No sign of decrease in global CO2 emissions

If current emissions levels persist, there is now a 50% chance that global warming of 1.5°C will be exceeded in nine years. The new report projects total global CO2 emissions of 40.6 billion tonnes (GtCO2) in 2022. This is fuelled by fossil CO2 emissions which are projected to rise 1.0% compared to 2021, reaching 36.6 […]

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Cut emissions ‘starting now’ – Global Carbon Project experts

In the following article, Professor Pierre Friedlingstein, of Exeter’s Mathematics department and Global Systems Institute (GSI), and Alissa Haward, GSI Project Manager, discuss the findings and their relevance to the climate crisis. Our analysis from the Global Carbon Budget, published this week concludes that if we want to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 we must cut global CO2 emissions by about […]

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Global carbon emissions rebound close to pre-Covid levels

Fossil carbon emissions dropped by 5.4% in 2020 amid Covid lockdowns, but the new report projects an increase of 4.9% this year (4.1% to 5.7%) to 36.4 billion tonnes. Emissions from coal and gas use are set to grow more in 2021 than they fell in 2020, but emissions from oil use remain below 2019 […]

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Exeter researcher elected Fellow of Royal Society

Professor Pierre Friedlingstein leads the Global Carbon Budget and has contributed to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. He studies the terrestrial biosphere’s response to climate change, and had made multiple key contributions to our understanding in this vital field. The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of leading scientists, and is the oldest scientific academy […]

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How to Use Climate Science to Drive Your Net Zero Strategy

28 November 2022

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Join us to learn about the latest GCB, last year’s carbon emissions trends, and how leaders can use this date to drive net zero strategies. The webinar will be led by University of Exeter Professor and leading author of the GCB Pierre Friedlingstein, who will discuss: Current trends and sources in global carbon emissions The […]

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Large amounts of carbon emitting freely into clean air

No sign of decrease in global CO2 emissions

11 November 2022

Posted by Design Studio

If current emissions levels persist, there is now a 50% chance that global warming of 1.5°C will be exceeded in nine years. The new report projects total global CO2 emissions of 40.6 billion tonnes (GtCO2) in 2022. This is fuelled by fossil CO2 emissions which are projected to rise 1.0% compared to 2021, reaching 36.6 […]

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GCB2022: Announcement Session at the World Climate Summit

10 November 2022

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16.00 – 17.00 As world leaders meet at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, the Global Carbon Project will reveal the latest trends in global carbon emissions and the ramifications for reaching our global climate goals. The University of Exeter, University of East Anglia (UEA) and other research institutions will release the report which offers data and […]

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GCB2022: Results & Implications for Rainforest Nations & the Paris Agreement

10 November 2022

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11.00 – 12.00 Speakers Julia Pongratz, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Kevin Conrad, CfRN Executive Director Emilio Sempres, Former Environment Minister, Panama Ruel Yamuna, Special Envoy on Climate Change, Papua New Guinea

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GCB2022: Carbon Budget, Scaling Solutions, and the Role of Agriculture

10 November 2022

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16.45 – 18.15 Speakers Prof. Chris Field, Stanford University Prof. Pierre Friedlingstein, University of Exeter Dr. Arun Majumdar, Stanford University Dr. Allison Chatrchyan, Cornell University Dr. Deborah Aller, Cornell University Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University Prof. Debra Roberts, Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit in eThekwini Municipality South Africa UN Climate Change – […]

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