Glen Peters is senior researcher in 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.

Twitter: @Peters_Glen

Blog Posts




  • 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 (SpanishFrench
  • How changes brought on by coronavirus could help tackle climate change, 16/03/2020, The ConversationLinkedIn (update)  
  • The ‘business as usual’ story is misleading, 18/02/2020, LinkedInDN 
  • 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





  • 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 BriefScience 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 NordicClimate 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