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Interview about carbon offsetting for air travel

in the news Michal Nachmany  22 August, 2019

Michal Nachmany talks on the Victoria Derbyshire show (46 mins in) about why carbon offsetting is a good way to deal with essential travel, but the real solution is in research and development of electric vehicles for short-haul flights and alternative biofuels for longer-distance travel. read more »


Offsets no match for flying less, jetsetting Prince Harry told

Offsets no match for flying less, jetsetting Prince Harry told

in the news Bob Ward  20 August, 2019

Bob Ward responds to criticism of the royal family’s air travel and says “It would be far better if people who were criticising Harry and Meghan … directed their attention to the slow pace of innovation in the aviation”. read more »


Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York not as green as it may seem

Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York not as green as it may seem

in the news Bob Ward  19 August, 2019

Bob Ward talks about Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York. He says “What we need is zero-carbon aviation and I hope that will result from her drawing attention to the fact that the only way to travel long distances with zero emissions at the moment is by arduous, long journeys such as on a yacht.” read more »


Answers to key questions about the introduction of carbon prices (In German)

Answers to key questions about the introduction of carbon prices (In German)

in the news Tobias Kruse, Lutz Sager, Isabella Neuweg  19 August, 2019

A team of economists and sustainability researchers answers the key questions around CO2 tax, emissions trading and other forms of carbon pricing. read more »


Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

in the news Arlan Brucal  16 August, 2019

The authors of this article argue that foreign direct investment can serve as a channel for the international transfer of environmentally friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing not only to economic growth but also to environmental progress. read more »


Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

in the news Declan Conway, Christian Siderius  7 August, 2019

Understanding the connections between water use, and energy and food production can help us address some of challenges posed by climate change. read more »


Environment researcher expects other dams to face collapse as a result of climate change

Environment researcher expects other dams to face collapse as a result of climate change

in the news Bob Ward  6 August, 2019

Bob Ward discusses emergency efforts to prevent the collapse of the Whaley Bridge dam in Derbyshire following damage caused by exceptionally heavy rainfall. He goes on to say that similar incidents are likely to occur in the future due to the fact that much of the UK’s infrastructure hasn’t been designed to cope with the changing climate. read more »


We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

in the news Bob Ward  4 August, 2019

Bob Ward says we are now getting very close to some dangerous tipping points in the behaviour of the climate – but as this latest leaked report of the IPCC’s work reveals, it is going to be very difficult to achieve the cuts we need to make to prevent that happening. read more »


What the UK can learn from carbon pricing schemes

What the UK can learn from carbon pricing schemes

in the news Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes  2 August, 2019

Josh Burke and Rebecca Byrnes discuss new research into global approaches to carbon pricing. read more »


Whaley Bridge dam: heed flood defence warning, experts urge

Whaley Bridge dam: heed flood defence warning, experts urge

in the news Bob Ward  2 August, 2019

Bob Ward says the UK’s flood defence system isn’t fit for the 21st century. read more »