Transforming UK Government energy and resources policy
In addition to providing weekly support to a number of government departments, our focus on exploring industry emissions from a consumption-based, emission perspective has fundamentally changed methods of Government reporting.
Professor Jacopo Torriti and Professor John Barrett appointed by Defra to Resources and Waste Targets Expert Group
CREDS’ researchers, Jacopo Torriti and John Barrett, have been appointed by Defra to the Resources and Waste Targets Expert Group.
Managing resources sustainably is key to cutting UK greenhouse gases
Through using resources sustainably, extending the useful life of products and preventing waste, the UK could cut CO2e emissions by 100 million tonnes in ten years: new report from WRAP and CREDS.
A walk in the park: has the Covid-19 travel response opened the door to a new direction on climate policy?
Newly-released survey data shows that people have walked and cycled more and more regularly than before the pandemic.
Flexibility capital and justice in smart energy systems – reading room four
Our fourth flexibility reading room focused on a short perspective piece by Gareth Powells and Michael Fell.
Forms of adaptation & their limits – our third flexibility reading room
What do organisations consider to be the limits of adaptation – in contingency plans, in buffering and storage, and in managing and handling disruptions of one kind or another?
Building sector emissions hit record high, but low-carbon pandemic recovery can help transform sector – UN report
CREDS researcher Ian Hamilton was lead author on the recent Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction which reported that CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019 – a record high.
CREDS’ response to the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations for the UK’s sixth carbon budget
We are already confident that the social and technical changes identified in the CCC report can reduce energy use by significantly more than their projections assume.
Our response to the government’s 10-point plan for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’
There remains too little to convince us that the government has yet understood the need to prioritise reducing energy demand.
Health inequalities & climate change assessed together for equitable green recovery
CREDS researcher, Ian Hamilton, supported work on a report, released last Friday, which looks at the inequalities in health and the health of our planet.
CREDS Director Nick Eyre appointed as scientific advisor to Oxford City Council
Nick Eyre appointed as Oxford City Council’s first scientific advisor in its efforts to move to net zero.
Seasonality – our second flexibility reading room
Our online reading room featured four presentations on seasonality which led to interesting discussion on a huge subject.
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