How climate change is fueling forest fires across the world

Forests are a vital part of our ecosystem. As well as being habitats for the majority of the worlds flora and fauna, the existence of established forests protects against floods, droughts, landslides and other extreme events.  Forests are also an important system for climate change mitigation as they act asContinue reading “How climate change is fueling forest fires across the world”

The effect of melting glaciers on global climate ambitions

Global warming has already reached 1°C above pre-industrial levels and the consequences of this for people and planet are immense. As the air and the oceans become warmer, glaciers are melting, their compositions changing and the resulting rising sea levels are causing increasingly severe events, both coastal and inland. EvidenceContinue reading “The effect of melting glaciers on global climate ambitions”

Air quality in the UK: What needs to happen for an effective post-pandemic recovery.

Cities are major contributors to climate change, despite only covering a small percentage of the Earth’s surface. Across the globe, cities account for nearly 80% of the world’s energy consumption and over half of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Whilst many citiesContinue reading “Air quality in the UK: What needs to happen for an effective post-pandemic recovery.”