The challenge of climate change can only be met through the fundamental redesign and transformation of our energy system. Our reliance on fossil fuels for energy is hampering international efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Our work focuses on the legal and regulatory barriers to such a transformation, and explores the tools that will achieve a rapid decarbonisation of our economies.

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    It’s official: Trump moves to upend Obama’s climate action

    America’s new President has begun a climate purge, promising to raze Obama’s cornerstone Climate Action Plan.

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    Fresh concern over emissions reduction plan as government ducks more robust reporting

    Under the UK Climate Change Act, the government is soon to release its latest five-yearly plan for cutting emissions. But for it to work, government must regularly appraise its progress.

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    Can Trump ignore the Paris Agreement?

    Can Trump ignore the Paris climate deal and what would happen to the Agreement if the US does withdraw?

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    Government noises on delayed climate plan leave questions unanswered

    The UK is still waiting for its next carbon-cutting plan. Government has so far failed to reassure.

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