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3 February 2023

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Three ‘super-leverage points’ offer hope for climate breakthrough

Three “super-leverage points” could trigger a cascade of decarbonisation in sectors covering 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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15 June 2022

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Enhancing climate hazard resilience and disease prevention in Africa

Experts from the University of Exeter have worked on pioneering project to design digital innovations; helping communities across Africa become more resilient to climate hazards and prevent outbreaks of associated diseases.

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8 November 2021

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Exeter Academics Author WHO “Call to Action” on Nature, Biodiversity and Health

The multitude of ways in which the natural environment and human health are inextricably linked have been outlined in a document designed to help individuals and organisations across the 53 member states of the WHO European Region make evidence-based decisions.

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3 November 2021

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NetZeroPlus: When Science Meets Economics

The NetZeroPlus project is helping the UK reach its net zero 2050 climate target. By producing evidence-based research, the NetZeroPlus team aim to show how planting trees removes greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, while also providing additional benefits. These include enhanced biodiversity, water quality, leisure, and health.

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2 November 2021

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Shaping Global Decision Making in the Shift Towards Low Carbon Energy

Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition (EEIST) is a £4million government-funded programme led by Dr Jean-Francois Mercure from the Global System’s Institute at the University of Exeter. An international endeavour, EEIST is a collaboration of leading experts in complexity economics, systems thinking, and energy policy from Brazil, China, India, the UK…

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1 November 2021

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Protecting Health and Wellbeing by Anticipating Local Climate Change

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) – in partnership with Cornwall Council and a wide range of local stakeholders – is developing a tool to help local decision-makers adapt to climate change, by measuring the impact of climate interventions on population health.

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14 December 2020

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Gender equality and food security

Professor Toby Pennington and Dr Carolyn Petersen are working with field partners at the Instituto Ouro Verde (IOV) to level the playing field in gender roles in agroforestry systems in Brazil.

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26 November 2020

3 minutes to read

Partnership in Focus: Met Office

The University of Exeter works closely with the Met Office to tackle key challenges in weather and climate prediction as part of an in-depth Met Office Academic Partnership.

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28 September 2020

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Modelling the financial impact of a global low carbon transition

Research led by Dr Jean-Francois Mercure has contributed to the development of a global model which forecasts the positive and negative impact that a transition to low carbon technology and renewable energy would have on our economy.

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26 August 2020

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Policy Relevant Climate Research

University of Exeter works closely with the Met Office to tackle key challenges in weather and climate prediction as part of an in-depth Met Office Academic Partnership.

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7 August 2020

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Playing politics with World Heritage sites

Our research released today shows the process of ‘In Danger’ listings is being manipulated for political gain. National governments and other groups try to keep sites off the list, with strategies such as lobbying, or partial efforts to protect a site. (Republished from The Conversation)

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3 August 2020

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Just how sensitive is the climate to increased carbon dioxide?

Just how sensitive is the climate to increased carbon dioxide? Scientists are narrowing in on the answer. (Repost from The Conversation)

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28 July 2020

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Too hot to handle? Studying the impact of climate change in the hottest sea in the world!

For this year’s #WorldNatureConservationDay, PhD candidate Hind Mohsen Al Ameri talks about why our warming climate could be driving marine turtles into extinction and why the conservation of nature is vital to life on Earth.

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