climate change


Is US–China cooperation on climate possible?

Despite the two rivals’ public commitment to cooperate on reducing carbon emissions, neither is in the position to act decisively or stay the course. In this post, Professor of Law and Governance Peter Drahos reviews the main political, economic and environmental constraints.

Climate change: We need to talk about methane

Ambitious emissions reductions are on the agenda at the COP26 summit starting in Glasgow this weekend. In this post, Principal Investigator of the PASTRES project, Ian Scoones, points out some common misconceptions about the relationship between livestock and climate change, and why differentiating between extensive and intensive livestock production and their contrasting contributions to greenhouse gas emissions is so important.

Fire, fire, everywhere

Climate change and human error are driving increases in catastrophic wildfires around the world. Nevertheless, SPS researcher Risto Keivabu finds optimism in the potential for smart policies to diminish the threat.

Is the Middle East running out of water?

Water scarcity is often indicated as yet another point of conflict in the Middle East. However, water sector specialist and former STG Policy Leader Fellow Edoardo Borgomeo sees reasons for optimism in the vast range of strategies available for managing diminishing water resources.