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Switzerland’s energy transition

(Paul Scherrer Institute) Can Switzerland, as planned, cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? In a study, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary to achieve this reduction and how much it might cost per person.

How are universities planning to tackle emissions associated with food and flying?

(University of Manchester) New research from The University of Manchester has identified various ways in which UK higher education institutions are beginning to tackle emissions associated with business travel and catering. These are two substantial contributors to emissions in this sector, and difficult to decarbonise. The findings suggest need for further sector-wide efforts to tackle the planet’s most pressing issue.

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Recent Australian emissions cuts likely to be reversed in recovery from Covid and drought

Most of the reduction in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions last year is likely to be wiped out as transport rebounds after Covid-19 lockdowns and farming recovers from the long-term-drought, according to an audit of national climate data. Scott Morrison told…

Here’s what Bill Gates is doing — and not doing — to help fight climate change – GeekWire

[embedded content] Climate change is by definition a global challenge, and in his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates describes solutions that require an all-hands response including government, companies, institutions and individuals. But as one of…

‘Runway Roadkill’ rapidly increasing at airports across the world, UCC study finds

(University College Cork ) The number of reported collisions (i.e. strikes) between aircraft and wildlife is increasing globally, with consequences for personnel and passenger safety as well as for industry economics. These are important considerations for airport operators that are obliged to mitigate wildlife hazards at airfields. Incidents involving mammals account for approximately 3-10% of all recorded strikes. However, relatively little research has been conducted on mammal strikes with aircraft outside of the USA.

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2020, a year of slowdowns, but not for global warming – Euronews

2020, the hottest year on record wrapped up the hottest decade ever. Although global lockdowns have not stifled the warming climate, the global health crisis might nudge us into climate action. Last year wasn’t business as usual. But while our…

2020, a year of slowdowns, but not for global warming – Euronews

2020, the hottest year on record wrapped up the hottest decade ever. Although global lockdowns have not stifled the warming climate, the global health crisis might nudge us into climate action. Last year wasn’t business as usual. But while our…

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MIT convenes influential industry leaders in the fight against climate change

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT has announced the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC), which convenes influential industry leaders from a broad range of industries with the aim of vastly accelerating shared solutions to address climate change.