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Climate Change

Since the mid-1800s, humans have contributed to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air, primarily (but not only) through our use of energy and fossil-fuels.. This causes global temperatures to rise, resulting in long-term changes to the climate. Our remaining global carbon budgets are limited and international scientific understanding is clear that urgent transitions are required to de-carbonise and also to adapt to the changing climate. IEMA has recognised this urgency and in 2019 declared a climate and environmental emergency. Climate change and securing transitional change is a leading and critical work agenda for many IEMA members.

Featured Climate Change articles

Interview with Michael E Mann: Fighting back

Michael E Mann tells Chris Seekings how fossil fuel companies have changed tactics to delay action on climate change – and how we can fight back

28th May 2021

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Anya Ledwith and John Dora look at the new white paper covering the ISO 14090: Adaptation to climate change standard

28th May 2021

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Darren White discusses some of the sustainability issues facing the construction sector

28th May 2021

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The argument that a new coal mine is needed to support UK steel production doesn’t hold water, says Quintin Rayer

28th May 2021

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Nearly 59m hectares of forests – an area larger than mainland France – have regrown worldwide since 2000, giving hope that reforestation can help tackle nature loss and climate change.

28th May 2021

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What lessons can the COVID-19 pandemic teach us about tackling climate change? Huw Morris talks to the scientists who are coming to some striking conclusions

28th May 2021

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