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UK ‘will have to intervene in market to meet climate obligations’

Top climate adviser says UN warnings will force the government to act in ways that will be controversial and politically fraught — The UK’s obligations in response to this week’s warnings from the UN over global warming will be controversial and politically fraught, taking the country into “uncharted territory” and testing the political consensus on …

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In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on climate change at 1.5°C

Earlier today in South Korea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its long-awaited special report on 1.5°C — The IPCC is a body of scientists and economists – first convened by the United Nations (UN) in 1988 – which periodically produces summaries of the “scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future …

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Analysis: Why the IPCC 1.5°C report expanded the carbon budget

Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity have already raised global temperatures by around 1°C since pre-industrial times. This leaves a rapidly shrinking “carbon budget” to stay within the aspirational 1.5°C of the Paris Agreement on climate change — This budget is a simplified way to measure the additional emissions that can enter the atmosphere to …

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