Thursday August 31, 2017

Huge weather events, like Hurricane Harvey, often spark the debate whether extreme weather is the result of climate change.

There is a field of research dedicated to assessing whether extreme weather can be attributed to climate change: Extreme Event Attribution.

There have been more than 140 peer-reviewed attribution studies of extreme weather events around the globe.

Carbon Brief has mapped these studies.

(Source: The Map Room)

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Wednesday August 30, 2017

Energy, climate change and environment : 2016 insights is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

The historic Paris Agreement on climate change sets the course for a fundamental transformation of the global economy over the next decades. The Agreement’s overarching goal of limiting global average temperature rise to “well below 2°C” will entail profound changes in the global energy system.

Achieving the deep cuts in global carbon emissions that this vision requires is no small task given the enormous challenge of implementing – and eventually exceeding – current country climate pledges. This publication examines key sectors, technologies, and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a lowcarbon energy system.

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

20 years of carbon capture and storage: accelerating future deployment is a 2016 publication by the OECD.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies are expected to play a significant part in the global climate response. This publication reviews progress with CCS technologies over the past 20 years and examines their role in achieving 2°C and well below 2°C targets.

Based on the International Energy Agency’s 2°C scenario, it also considers the implications for climate change if CCS was not a part of the response. And it examines opportunities to accelerate future deployment of CCS to meet the climate goals set in the Paris Agreement.

(Source: OECD)

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