Robbie Andrew is a senior researcher in the Climate Mitigation group. His current focus is on reducing uncertainty in global and national emissions estimates and explaining their trends.
Over the years he has used a range of analytical tools, including multi-regional input–output analysis, life-cycle assessment, and general equilibrium models. While his work to date has been largely quantitative, he has a particular interest in the sociological aspects of consumer behaviour, the relationships between economic agents, and the politics of the environment. Prior to working at CICERO, Robbie worked at Landcare Research in New Zealand for 14 years.
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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 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
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
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
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
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