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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.

COVID-19 pandemic causes unprecedented drop in global CO2 emissions in 2020

Global CO2 emissions are expected to fall about 7% in 2020 due to the restrictions in place to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop is likely to be only temporary, however, as daily emissions have already started edging back to late-2019 levels.

ENBEL: Connecting health and climate change research

Climate change is according to the WHO the greatest threat to human health in the 21st century. By bringing together leaders in climate change and health research the CICERO-coordinated Horizon 2020 project ENBEL will contribute with knowledge and policy advice on climate change and health links.

Strengthening the climate change scenario framework

Over the past decade, the climate change research community developed a scenario framework that combines alternative futures of climate and society to facilitate integrated research and consistent assessment to inform policy. An international team of researchers assessed how well this framework is working and what challenges it faces.

INDGREEN: India’s ambitions and possibilities of becoming a global green leader

In the research project INDGREEN, CICERO will contribute to understanding the relationship between India’s handling of its low-carbon domestic development and its role in international climate negotiations.

CICERO researchers publish new book on support schemes for clean energy

CICERO researchers Elin Lerum Boasson and Merethe Dotterud Leiren have edited a new book about support schemes for renewable energy, which analyses and compares policies to promote the development of renewables in six European countries.