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Winter Olympics

Are the Winter Olympics Sustainable?

Winter Olympics should stir up images of snow-clad peaks and pristine mountains. Yet the Winter Games are increasingly held in areas with scarce snowfall and involve the development of new infrastructure which can scar the surrounding landscape and threaten nature reserves. So, what is a sustainable Olympic Games and can Beijing 2022 help change this narrative?

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Finding the Right Colour for Hydrogen

Grey, blue, green, pink, turquoise: Not all hydrogen is born the same. Although it may emit no greenhouse gases at the point of consumption how hydrogen is produced influences its true carbon footprint.

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Winter Sports in the Grip of Climate Change

Ski resorts across the Alps are struggling in the face of yet another year with record-low snowfall. But it isn’t just a European phenomenon. All around the globe, researchers are studying how climate change impacts current and future snowfall patterns. And it’s bad news for snow lovers everywhere, with a significant financial burden falling on entire economic sectors.

Social Media and Misinformation at COP26

The conversation around climate change has never been more intense on social media, where influencers have the power to inspire and even persuade their followers. An international multidisciplinary team has developed a dashboard that allows us to navigate tweets and hashtags providing some answers to this question. So, to what extent are social media users at the mercy of climate change deniers?

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From Youth4Climate to COP26: Ambition Sets Youth and Global Leaders Apart

Bringing youth to the centre of climate negotiations and ensuring meaningful participation was a key concern for the joint UK-Italy Presidency of the COP26. So, how did ideas developed in Milan by 400 young climate leaders reach the negotiating tables and what elements of the Youth4Climate Manifesto made it into the Glasgow Climate Pact?

COP26: There Is No Mitigation Without Cooperation

The rules are now fixed. Corresponding adjustments and partial cancellation ensure key elements to preserving climate integrity. A look at Article 6, one of the thorniest issues in climate negotiations, which has gradually taken shape from Paris to Glasgow and regulates how countries cooperate – from bilateral trade to carbon markets – to enhance mitigation outcomes and support adaptation.

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Unwrapping The Glasgow Climate Pact

After two weeks of intense negotiations, running 24 hours into overtime, COP26 has come to a close producing the “Glasgow Climate Pact”. Although most global headlines have focused on the last-minute watering down of the Pact – with India imposing a use of the term “phase-down” of coal power instead of the original “phase-out” –  and high income countries failing to make progress on the issue of loss and damage the conference also delivered positive outcomes with commitments to doubling adaptation finance and a push for more ambitious climate pledges by next year.

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COP26: Global Press Review

A press review of the most significant COP26 news stories from around the world. Understanding how newspapers around the world are covering the COP26 in

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COP26: the Latest Attempt to Keep 1.5 Alive

As the crucial COP26 in Glasgow kicks off Parties have two weeks to work on an effective climate action strategy. Keeping a 1.5°C temperature increase within reach, adaptation, finance and collaboration are the key issues at the most important climate summit since the COP21 in Paris.