Glen Peters is research director for the Climate Mitigation group.
Glen does research on human drivers of global change, global carbon cycle, bioenergy, scenarios, sustainable consumption, international trade and climate policy, emission metrics, and too much more.
- Emission reductions in the post-COVID era, 3/03/2021, Nature Climate Change, The Conversation, CICERO
- Global emissions are down by an unprecedented 7% — but don’t start celebrating just yet, 11/12/2020, The Conversation
- Nitrous oxide: A potent, long-lived, and rapidly increasing greenhouse gas, 7/10/2020, CICERO
- New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth’s future, 7/10/2020, The Conversation
- Covid-19 and Its Impact on Global Carbon Emissions, 28/05/2020, NASA
- COVID-19 Could Permanently Transform Transportation, 19/05/2020, Scientific American
- Coronavirus is a ‘sliding doors’ moment. What we do now could change Earth’s trajectory, 19/05/2020, The Conversation (Spanish, French)
- How changes brought on by coronavirus could help tackle climate change, 16/03/2020, The Conversation, LinkedIn (update)
- The ‘business as usual’ story is misleading, 18/02/2020, LinkedIn, DN
- Carbon Capture and Storage is necessary to keep global warming below 2°C, 14/01/2020, CICERO
- Natural Gas Use Is Rising: Is that Good News or Bad News for the Climate?, 9/01/2020, Scientific American
- Climate Confusion (podcast), 8/01/2020, The Energy Transition Show
- Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year’s record high, 4/12/2019, The Conversation
- The carbon budget and global carbon emissions (podcast), 29/10/2019, Future of Life
- Balancing fairness and ambition, 23/09/2019, CICERO
- A Hard Look at Negative Emissions (podcast), 2/04/2019, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
- China’s CO2 emissions grew slower than expected in 2018, 5/03/2019, Carbon Brief
- Eighteen countries showing the way to carbon zero, 25/02/2019, The Conversation
- Carbon emissions will reach 37 billion tonnes in 2018, a record high, 5/12/2018, The Conversation (French)
- The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5℃, 5/12/2018, The Conversation, The Climate Clock
- Targeting carbon dioxide removal in the EU, 27/11/2018, Energy Post, Climate Home
- Choosing the lesser of two evils, 18/10/2018, The Straits Times
- Ekspertintervjuet: Halvannen eller to grader?, 8/10/2018, Energi og Klima
- Credible tracking of land-use emissions under the Paris Agreement, 24/09/2018, Carbon Brief
- Beyond Carbon Budgets, 14/09/2018, CICERO, Energi og Klima
- Stylised pathways to “well below 2°C”, 4/09/2018, CICERO
- What's my responsibility? (by Robbie Andrew), 23/05/2018, CICERO
- Why India’s CO₂ emissions grew strongly in 2017 (by Robbie Andrew), 28/03/2018, Carbon Brief
- China’s CO₂ emissions grew less than expected in 2017, 7/03/2018, Carbon Brief
- Fossil fuel emissions hit record high after unexpected growth, 13/11/2017, The Conversation
- How China has reduced the carbon footprint of developed countries, 8/11/2017, Carbon Brief, Science Nordic
- Who will deliver the negative emissions needed to avoid 2°C warming?, 30/10/2017, Carbon Brief
- Can we really limit global warming to “well below” 2°C?, 1/10/2017, Science Nordic, Climate Home
- Have Chinese emissions peaked?, 30/03/2017, Climate Home
- A closer look at China’s stalled carbon emissions, 1/03/2017, Carbon Brief
- We can still keep global warming below 2℃ – but the hard work is about to start, 30/01/2017, The Conversation
Global fossil co₂ emissions increase amidst turmoil in energy markets
Global fossil co₂ emissions are expected to grow 1.0% in 2022 as the COVID recovery continues amidst turmoil in energy markets. Growth in oil use, particularly aviation, and coal use are behind most of the increase in 2022.
Oil and gas policy | International climate policy | Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
Global Carbon Project
The Global Carbon Project was formed in 2001 to help the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base that supports policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Carbon emissions globally
How achievable is the Methane Pledge?
Tackling methane emissions now is a must in order to have a chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The Methane Pledge is an international political initiative to reduce methane emissions 30% by 2030, but how likely is this and where would these reductions come from?
CICERO researchers contributing to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report
Researchers from CICERO are contributing to the world's most prominent assessment of climate knowledge in areas such as regional impact, investment and finance, political science, climate scenarios and atmospheric sciences.
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
Large uncertainty in warming outcomes of current policies and emission pledges
During the recent Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26) there was a lot of focus on the climate outcomes of new climate policy pledges. A new analysis shows that these outcomes are more uncertain then often assumed.
Carbon emissions globally | International climate policy | Climate Models | Emission scenarios
Global co₂ emissions return to near pre-COVID pandemic levels
Global fossil co₂ emissions are expected to grow 4.9% in 2021, nearly offsetting the 5.4% decline in 2020 due the COVID restrictions. Coal and gas use rebounded strongly to exceed 2019 levels, while oil use remains suppressed, suggesting strong policy action is needed to avoid continued emissions growth in 2022.
Carbon emissions globally | Global climate targets | Carbon budget
Climate policies must intensify to accelerate emission reductions in the post-COVID era
Global co₂ emissions declined sharply in 2020, but with a rebound expected in 2021 efforts must be intensified if the world is to reach the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and keep global warming well below 2°C, a new study shows.
International climate policy
Nitrous oxide: A potent, long-lived, and rapidly increasing greenhouse gas
A relatively unknown greenhouse gas plays an important role in climate and ozone depletion, and its importance will continue to increase to meet the growing demand for food, fibre, and energy.
Natural gas and oil use push up global co₂ emissions in 2019, according to latest data
Global co₂ emissions are projected to rise a low 0.6% in 2019 due to robust growth in natural gas and oil use, and despite a decline in coal consumption. Natural gas has been the dominant driver of global emissions since 2012.
Carbon emissions globally | Carbon budget | Global climate targets
Balancing fairness and ambition
A headline result from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C was that global co₂ emissions need to decline by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030. Is this possible while still retaining fairness in mitigation?
Carbon emissions globally
Global co₂ emissions rise again in 2018
Global co₂ emissions are on track to rise more than 2% in 2018 on the back of renewed growth in coal use, and continued growth in oil and gas use, according to data released on 5 December.
Global climate targets | Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
Scientists demystify climate scenarios for investors
Climate change is a real financial risk, but the risk depends on the complex evolution of climate policy, technology, and the climate system. CICERO’s new climate scenario guide explains how investors can use scenarios to evaluate different financial risks.
Did 1.5°C suddenly get easier?
COMMENTARY: A new paper suggests a rather significant upward revision of the carbon budget for 1.5°C. This is a potential game changer, but it is too early to reformulate mitigation plans.
Carbon emissions globally | International climate policy | Emission scenarios | Climate negotiations | Carbon budget
Can we decouple out of the climate crisis?
COMMENTARY: Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry flattened in the last few years, and many argue we are now decoupling emissions from economic growth. Is this a success story or an unfortunate use of the concept?
0.5°C makes a big difference for mitigation
Keeping global warming below 2°C is hard, but 2.5°C is a walk in the park!
Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
What does “well below 2°C” mean?
COMMENTARY: The Paris Agreement calls to hold the increase in the global average temperature to “well below 2°C”. What on earth does that mean?
CICERO is helping to develop a new global emissions monitoring service (Coco₂)
Together with 24 partners in 14 countries, CICERO is working to develop a European operational service for monitoring global greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the EU-funded project Prototype system for a Copernicus co₂ service, the Coco₂ project.
Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
StressTest: Using scenarios to assess climate risk in the financial sector
Increasingly, financial decision-makers are asked to assess, disclose and respond to climate-related risks across a range of potential future scenarios. In the project StressTest, CICERO will produce scenario data and guidelines that will allow help financial actors to respond to regulatory initiatives on scenario use.
Emission scenarios | Climate risk | Climate finance
PARIS REINFORCE: Delivering on the Paris Agreement: A demand-driven, integrated assessment modelling approach
The PARIS REINFORCE EU-funded project is developing a novel, demand-driven, integrated assessment model-oriented framework for effectively supporting the design and analysis of climate policies in the EU as well as in other major emitters and selected less emitting countries.
Utslippsscenarier | Klimapolitikk i EU | Klimapolitikk internasjonalt | Globale klimamål | Emission scenarios | EU climate policy | International climate policy | Global climate targets
4C – Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century
The EU-funded project 4C (Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century) aims to fill the knowledge gap surrounding climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the uncertainty in our quantitative understanding of carbon-climate interactions and feedbacks.
Climate Models | Carbon emissions globally | Temperature changes | Carbon budget
VERIFY: Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases
The EU-funded project VERIFY developed a system to estimate greenhouse gas emissions to support EU countries' emission reporting to the UN Framework Climate Change Convention Secretariaton Climate Change (UNFCCC). The emissions were estimated based on land, ocean and atmospheric observations. The project focused on the three major greenhouse gases responsible for global warming: carbon dioxide (co₂), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).
Methane | Carbon emissions globally
Quantifying Climate Impacts of Future Forest Management Strategies in Norway
The international community has agreed that the increase in global temperature must be limited to 2°C above the pre-industrial levels. Meeting this ambitious goal requires a large-scale shift away from the fossil economy towards one based on renewable materials and energy like biomass.
Forests | Carbon emissions Norway