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  • Research calls for carbon pricing to incentivise higher GHG productivity throughout global value chains

    For carbon pricing to cost-effectively support decarbonisation, it is essential to incentivise higher GHG productivity throughout global value chains. This is one of the findings presented by Ecofys and The Generation Foundation at the UN climate summit today. The study is the first released under the Carbon Pricing ...


    By Ecofys

  • Summer 2016 editions of CERC model newsletters now available

    Catch up on model news including the latest modelling tips and helpdesk notes in the Summer 2016 editions of ADMS 5 News and ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads News which are now ...

  • ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads 4.0 SP1 update with EFT 7.0

    A new version of Defra's Emissions Factors Toolkit (EFT), version 7.0, was released in July 2016. Details of the updates included in the latest release are summarised on pages 4 and 5 of the EFT User Guide. ...

  • Carbon dioxide could ease drought impacts

    Climate science may have over-estimated the menace of drought in the world of global warming. Because green plants will respond to extra carbon dioxide, the water taken up by the roots could be halved. In effect, the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the world’s climates could at the same time limit one ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Rubicon Global and Trucost team up to provide accurate carbon emissions data from waste

    Rubicon Global, the leading provider of cloud-based, sustainable waste and recycling solutions, has partnered with environmental data expert Trucost to provide its customers with accurate, accessible data on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their waste. Rubicon is revolutionizing the waste and recycling industry by creating market incentives for organizations to recycle and empowering ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Paris pledges fall short on emissions

    National promises made late last year to contain carbon dioxide emissions will not be nearly enough to meet the global warming target agreed last December by 195 nations, according to a new assessment. The signatories to the historic agreement at the UN conference on climate change in Paris pledged to limit global warming to ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Emissions cuts boost health and wealth

    Going green by switching to renewable sources of electricity could be good business for the US, according to new research. A report by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California says that cutting greenhouse gas emissions meant that the US as a whole was $2.2 billion better off in 2013. And as a result of reductions in other forms of air ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Green innovations could cut carbon emissions from road projects by a third

    Carbon emissions from Dutch road networks could be reduced by almost a third if more innovative materials and processes were used, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the potential benefits associated with 10 innovations in road construction and maintenance, and compared them to conventional materials and processes. In order to meet its emissions goals, the EU transport sector must reduce ...

  • Recession cut US emissions, not falling coal use

    Between 2007 and 2013 emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels burnt in the US fell significantly − by about 11% − and many analysts credited this to a change from coal to natural gas in electricity production. But new research says it was, in fact, the economic recession that explains most of the decline, and more extensive use of natural gas may not do much to slow ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EMIT 3.4 released

    A new version of EMIT is now available. EMIT is a simple, fast and comprehensive tool for compiling, editing and analysing emissions inventories. EMIT is invaluable in many situations, for example when carrying out emission calculations across large urban areas when dispersion modelling with ADMS-Urban, and when predicting the ...

  • Study: Cutting Carbon Dioxide saves 3,500 US Lives s Year

    The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. A study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when soot and smog are reduced - an anticipated byproduct ...


    By Associated Press

  • Carbon equals cash: the value of low carbon polymers

    Axion Polymers has achieved its Climate Change Agreement (CCA) target; firmly underlining its commitment to energy-efficient production of sustainable low carbon polymer products derived from end-of-life vehicles and waste electrical and electronic equipment. Two years ago, the Manchester-based plastics recycler was one of the first companies in its sector to sign up to the Government’s ...

  • Cut carbon now to avoid climate tipping points

    An international team of scientists has tried a new approach to addressing the complex argument about the costs of climate change – and, once again, the prediction is that the costs of inaction will be so much greater than paying the bills now. The researchers − from the UK, Switzerland and the US − ...


    By Climate News Network

  • World can cut carbon emissions and live well

    Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows. The world can eat well, travel more, live in more comfortable homes, and meet international carbon reduction commitments according to the Global Calculator tool, ...

  • Higher social costs bolster case for emissions curbs

    Concerted action on climate change is looking like a bargain after research findings that the notional cost to society of global warming damage caused by carbon dioxide emissions has been seriously underestimated. The US Environmental Protection Agency calculates the “social cost of carbon” at $37 per tonne – a figure used to guide current energy regulations and possible future ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Wider gaps between cycle paths and traffic reduce active commuters’ air pollution dose

    Setting cycle and footpaths further back from the road can significantly lower the amount of air pollution that cyclists and pedestrians inhale, suggests new research. While wide gaps are not always practical, the study shows that even small increases in distance could substantially reduce the dose of pollution. ‘Active commuting’ is being promoted in cities across the world. Rather ...

  • CPI and Air Pollution - What`s your carbon footprint?

    What's your carbon footprint?  This month we take a deeper dive into Waste Heat Recovery. Learn about the advantages and determine your ROI on this capital investment. Use our Greenhouse Gas Calculator to determine your financial savings and your GHG emissions reductions. Access the Calculator  ...

  • EMIT update (EMIT 3.2.2)

    An update is now available for EMIT: EMIT 3.2.2. This update includes two changes: A correction to particulate emission calculations from road traffic non-exhaust emission factor datasets. A new method of exporting EMIT data for importing into ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport. This update is available for EMIT users with current support contracts. Please visit the ...

  • Childhood obesity linked to traffic pollution

    Traffic pollution contributes to childhood obesity, a recent study concludes. In the US investigation of over 4 500 children, the researchers estimated that air pollution increased the body mass index (BMI) of 10-year olds in the most polluted areas of study by 0.4 units, compared to those in the least polluted areas. It is thought that pollution may have slowed the children’s metabolism. ...

  • ADMS-Urban & Roads 3.2 SP1 update with EFT 6.0.1

    Two new versions of Defra's Emission Factor Toolkit were released this summer. Version 6.0 was released in June 2014, followed by version 6.0.1 (containing some corrections) at the beginning of July 2014. The EFT can be downloaded from the following webpage: ...

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