Tag: climate change

Carbon Dioxide Removal: What’s Worth Doing? A Biophysical and Public Need Perspective

The world is experiencing unprecedented environmental and economic challenges posed by climate change. The need to reduce carbon emissions by identifying and executing effective technologies for mitigating carbon emissions is critical. One such technology is carbon dioxide removal. In a new journal article published in PLOS Climate, June Sekera and coauthors examine two contrasting approaches […]

Carbon Dioxide Removal: A Comparative Analysis of Biological and Mechanical Approaches

By Kaylee Wei With the goal of identifying global solutions to the unprecedented environmental and economic challenges that the world faces due to climate change, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is currently underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As countries negotiate the outcomes of the conference, carbon capture and storage (CCS), a […]

Are Personal Carbon Allowances the Missing Policy for Addressing Climate Change?

By Tim Thornton In recent decades, addressing climate change has gained increased attention as climate disasters have become more widespread. However, the international community is not currently on a sufficiently ambitious carbon emissions reduction trajectory to avoid non-catastrophic global warming. As illustrated in Figure 1, there is a large gap between global emissions with current […]

The Gendered Impacts of Climate Change

By Ellie Hu Climate change has already had an observable and adverse impact on the global environment, with rising sea levels, increased incidence of droughts, storms and wildfires, and declining water supplies and agricultural production. These impacts have fallen heavily on groups that face greater vulnerabilities from natural disasters. Among the groups most affected are […]

After COP26: Why Forests and Soils will be Crucial to Climate Policy

By Anne-Marie Codur and Jonathan Harris The latest stage in global efforts to respond to climate change was the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held in Glasgow in November 2021. The conference brought together delegations from 197 countries with the goal of achieving major progress […]

New Edition of ECI’s Environmental Text Shares Updated Materials on Renewable Energy, Climate Policy and Land Management

By Dr. Brian Roach Twenty years since the initial publication, the Fifth Edition of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach by Jonathan M. Harris and Brian Roach is now available from Routledge. The text provides coverage of core theoretical concepts from environmental and ecological economics, along with topical chapters on climate change, fisheries, […]