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Companies and Climate Change: Theory and Law in the United Kingdom
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Companies and Climate Change: Theory and Law in the United Kingdom
CSSN Scholar Lisa Benjamin's new book shows how company law can and should act as a bridge (rather than a barrier) to progressive corporate climate action.
White knights, or horsemen of the apocalypse? Prospects for Big Oil to align emissions with a 1.5 °C pathway
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White knights, or horsemen of the apocalypse? Prospects for Big Oil to align emissions with a 1.5 °C pathway
Oil and gas companies are unlikely to decarbonize in line with 1.5°C pathway, according to a new peer-reviewed study by CSSN Scholars Dario Kenner and Richard Heede.
Disrupting the energy system: How clusters of innovations can accelerate the low-carbon energy transition
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Disrupting the energy system: How clusters of innovations can accelerate the low-carbon energy transition
CSSN Scholar Christina E. Hoicka's research on how to score the uptake of climate innovation is featured by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Washington will become second US state to adopt cap-and-trade Law. But what happens next really matters
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Washington will become second US state to adopt cap-and-trade law. But what happens next really matters
Regulatory decisions will have a large role determining the impact of Washington state's new cap-and-trade law, writes CSSN Scholar Joshua A. Basseches.
Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim
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Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim
CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle comments on the dated conservative talking points used against climate action in The Guardian.
Biden’s Climate Opportunity in Latin America
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Biden’s Climate Opportunity in Latin America
Latin America’s governments need to align their rebuilding strategies with their commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, writes CSSN Scholar Guy Edwards with Benjamin N. Gedan.
What obstruction to Biden's climate initiative will look like
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What obstruction to Biden’s climate initiative will look like
In an opinion piece in The Hill, CSSN Executive Director Timmons Roberts and CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle write on the tactics climate action opponents will use to obstruct Biden's climate plan.
So what has the rest of the world promised to do about climate change?
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So what has the rest of the world promised to do about climate change?
CSSN Scholar Jessica F. Green quoted in The Guardian on the limitations of carbon pricing, and what measures are needed to address climate change.
Climate manipulation? Not all 'solutions' should be advanced
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Climate manipulation? Not all ‘solutions’ should be advanced
An opinion article in The Hill by CSSN Scholars Jennie Stephens and Kevin Surprise tackles the dangers of solar geoengineering research.
‘No action on anything’: Australia increasingly isolated as US and others ramp up climate ambition
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‘No action on anything’: Australia increasingly isolated as US and others ramp up climate ambition
CSSN Scholar Christian Downie was quoted in the The Guardian on the need for Australia to shift its climate and energy priorities.
Global Climate Policy Reboot: Launching a US-Canada Fossil Fuel Phase Out
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Global Climate Policy Reboot: Launching a US-Canada Fossil Fuel Phase Out
CSSN Scholars Noel Healy and Angela Carter, along with Truzaar Dordi, argue that continued oil and gas expansion contradicts the United States' and Canada's climate commitments in an opinion piece in Common Dreams.
Behaviour change to address climate change
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Behaviour change to address climate change
A new scholarly review article by CSSN Scholars Wouter Poortinga and Stuart Capstick—as well as Lorraine Whitmarsh—examines limitations of existing research on behavioral change to address climate change, and explores avenues for higher impact intervention.
Undoing Equivalence: Rethinking Carbon Accounting for Just Carbon Removal
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Undoing Equivalence: Rethinking Carbon Accounting for Just Carbon Removal
A new academic article by CSSN Scholar Wim Carton et al. identifies climate justice risks with net zero accounting. The authors call for separate targets for land-based & fossil fuel carbon, a move away from global carbon markets, and limits on overshoot scenarios.
Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions
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Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions
CSSN Scholar Peter Newell's new book examines why we need a power shift to tackle the climate crisis.
Visions for a Post-Covid World: Defining a Radically New Normal
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Visions for a Post-Covid World: Defining a Radically New Normal
CSSN scholar Martin Hultman is featured in a new Anthology "Visions for a Post-Covid World: Defining a Radically New Normal." Hultman argues that laws and norms need to be changed to leave anthropocentric extractive logic behind.