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Five tough questions to ask about reaching net zero climate targets

Anyone setting a net zero target - and the citizens, activists, consumers, and investors holding them to account - should be considering these 5 key challenges, explain physical and social scientists Myles Allen, Thomas Hale, Tim Kruger, Stephen Smith and Kaya Axelsson in the Independent.

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China Daily: Build value for the aged

More investment in green infrastructure assets could be an effective way for China to close its pension gap. With comment from Smith School Emeritus Professor Gordon Clark.

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Can rationing carbon help fight climate change?

Dr Tina Fawcett, senior researcher in ECI's Energy Group, comments on personal carbon allowances including potential issues around equitability for poorer households in this article from recently launched 'BBC Future Planet', a new initiative dedicated to the environment.

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Brazil's Amazonian Battle

Dr Erika Berenguer discusses the impact of deforestation on the Amazon rainforest and global carbon emissions in episode 3 of "Politics of Climate Change", an investigative documentary from Channel News Asia. [Watch from minute 9:00]

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Evaluating what works (or doesn't) in energy innovation policy

How does public spending impact clean energy innovation? The evidence on what works best, and why, is still surprisingly limited. Jacquelyn Pless and Cameron Hepburn develop a framework for energy innovation policy and programme evaluation for generating a wider evidence base in a new paper for Nature Energy.

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Free public transport in Luxembourg

In an attempt to incentivise people to use cars less often, in favour of greener public transport options, all buses, trams, and trains in Luxembourg were made free of charge at the start of this month. The TSU's Tim Schwanen discusses the initiative, and its political nature, and questions whether it will balance out social and economic inequalities - in an article on the Are We Europe website.

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Why A New Wave Of Economists Are Championing Slow Economic Growth

Kate Raworth, ecological economist at the Environmental Change Institute, joined On Point (Boston Radio) with Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss society's 'obsession' with economic growth, and what alternatives we could turn to for signs that our economy, society and planet are healthy.

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Satellites Are Helping the Municipal-Bond Market Assess Climate Risk

The potential financial applications for satellite technology led researchers at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme to coin the term "spatial finance" and to launch an initiative last year with groups like the Green Finance Institute to foster the use of geospatial data in markets.

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Prof Myles Allen's scientific life profiled on BBC Radio 4

On 'The Life Scientific' Myles Allen tells Jim Al-Khalili how our ability to predict climate change has evolved from the early days, when scientists had to rely on the combined computing power of hundreds of thousands of personal computers. He sheds light on how the IPCC works and explains why, he believes, fossil fuel industries must be forced to clean up the carbon dioxide that they emit - a plausible solution, he says, to the "deeply solvable problem" of human-induced climate change.

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