Climate change

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Carbon Emissions and Pharmaceuticals

Join Cristina Richie (TU Delft) as she presents her latest insights on the topic of carbon emissions and pharmaceuticals as part of our 2023 seminar series. This important event will delve into the impact of the pharmaceutical industry on carbon emissions and explore the relationship between sustainability and healthcare

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Targets for climate change policy: a special case?

A recent report by the CCC (the Committee on Climate Change) made its low-key way to Parliament (‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets’). In it, a key message: shale gas exploitation, commonly known as ‘fracking’, if it is carried out on a significant scale, will be incompatible with the UK’s climate change targets. To be clear, this means for instance that both the UK carbon budgets, and the 2050 commitment to reducing emissions by at least 80% would be compromised.