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Carbon Emissions refer to the release of Carbon Dioxide gas into the atmosphere. CO2 is produced through the burning of carbon based fossil fuels such as the coal, fuel and oil used in most homes and power stations. Petrol, diesel and jet fuel also produce high levels of CO2.
CO2 is a greenhouse gas meaning it traps the heat from the sun in the atmosphere and warms the earth. However, the increasing levels of CO2 are the causes of the surface temperature increase related to Global Warming.

Carbon Footprint

The amount of Carbon Emissions you release into the atmosphere is known as your Carbon Footprint. The amounts of electricity and fuel used equate to your footprint. The main additions to your carbon footprint come from, how you travel on a daily basis, the amount of electrical appliances you use and the type and amount of electricity you use at to heat your home.

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The carbon cost of remote working

Tony Fergusson, Director of Transformation Strategy at Zscaler, discusses the need to examine the carbon emissions of new technologies that organisations are using to enable remote working.
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Why is the UK’s Green Homes Grant Scheme failing to deliver?

Homes account for just under 30% of energy use and around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK - what does this mean for the UK's Green Homes Grant Scheme?
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Reducing emissions and noise from transport

Here, we learn about LIFE GySTRA and NEMO projects, which aim to create innovative solutions based on remote sensing to reduce emissions and noise from transport.
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The priorities to increase global climate ambition

Open Access Government spoke to Oliver Bolton, CEO of Earthly about the priorities to increase global climate ambition in line with the Paris Agreement.
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Climate change: Decisive action needed

Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder of the Planet Mark, argues that when it comes to climate change, decisive action is needed, not debate.
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CHP: A future with reduced carbon footprint

James Sopwith, Group Strategic Account Director at adi Group, discusses the manufacturing industry’s focus on sustainability and details the advantages of Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
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Climate scientist criticises UK Government for new coal mine

Dr James Hansen, former global warming lead for NASA, has asked the UK Government to reconsider their confirmed plan to build a new coal mine in Cumbria.
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Research suggests that childhood air pollution damages general intelligence

Childhood air pollution has been understood as partially responsible for respiratory health - now, researchers are investigating at how exposure can damage cognitive ability later on in life.

What Works Centre: A new network for sharing environmental evidence

Eunomia is calling on the UK government to consider a What Works Centre for the environment to share evidence on what works best when it comes to environmental policymaking – Consultant Alexa Cancio and Head of Evaluation Joe Hudson explains why.
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Climate change in South Africa could cost up to 20% of GDP

The impact of climate change in South Africa can be seen in economic productivity, healthcare outcomes and labour availability - but what could it cost the population in the future, if left unchecked? 
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Scientists find new truths about how forests impact air quality

Researchers are looking at how forests impact air quality, based on the classification of temperate trees and what that means for how the forest really works.
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Horizon Europe reveals five main missions for new funding

The new Horizon Europe programme will pick up where Horizon 2020 left off, with five main missions - cancer, climate change, marine environment, smart cities and food security.
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Green aviation projects to receive £84 million funding boost

Three projects have been awarded £84 million from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme to power zero-emissions flights .
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How can the finance world transition into sustainable investment?

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker discusses how the world of finance is just beginning to acknowledge to the idea of sustainability - here, he explores what the future could bring.
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The unaccounted-for side of permafrost carbon

Permafrost carbon is one of the most imminent threats to the world's fight against climate change, discussed here by UCLouvain and then EU Environment Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
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Every day, three billion microplastic particles enter the Bay of Bengal

Researchers have found that the Ganges River could be for depositing three billion microplastic particles into the Bay of Bengal daily - impacting 655 million people.
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Climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100

Researchers at the University of California found that climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100 - significantly impacting the food security of billions.
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Scientists find new way to eliminate microplastics from water

They found that electrolytic treatment of wastewater can literally eliminate microplastics - other methods simply separate microplastics from water, creating the problem of unwanted leftovers.
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The highest ocean temperatures since 1955 are recorded

Despite the COVID related decrease in global carbon emissions, ocean temperatures hit the hottest on record in 2020.
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Why energy is at the heart of the EU’s decarbonisation efforts

Kadri Simson, EU Energy Commissioner, discusses why the EU has placed energy and the heart of its decarbonisation efforts.

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