Read and review works submitted for peer review in the UCL Open Environment UNFCCC/COP Special Series:

Navigating the Climate Conferences: Comparing the Carbon Footprint of Private Jet Travel and Other Modes of Transport to COP28

Authors: Carole Roberts, Simon Chin-Yee, Richard Taylor, Mark Maslin, Lisa Vanhala, Penlope Yaguma, Jacqueline McGlade, Priti Parikh

Submitted (under peer review): 16 October 2023


A sectoral approach to the Loss and Damage fund: exploring potential applications and guiding principles

Authors: Penlope Yaguma, Simon Chin-Yee, Lisa Vanhala, Mark Maslin, Richard Taylor, Priti Parikh, Carole Roberts, Jacqueline McGlade

Submitted (under peer review): 30 October 2023


Soil carbon farming has the potential to bridge the global emissions gap

Authors: Jacqueline McGlade, Kevin Morris

Submitted (under peer review): 08 October 2023


Location location location: A carbon footprint calculator for transparent travel to COP27

Authors: Jonathan Barnsley, Jhénelle A Williams, Simon Chin-Yee, Anthony Costello, Mark Maslin, Jacqueline McGlade, Richard Taylor, Matthew Winning, Priti Parikh

Published: 29 November 2023


Africa and Climate Justice at COP27 and beyond: impacts and solutions through an interdisciplinary lens

Authors: Jhénelle Williams, Simon Chin-Yee, Mark Maslin, Jonathan Barnsley, Anthony Costello, John Lang, Jacqueline McGlade, Yacob Mulugetta, Richard Taylor, Matthew Winning, Priti Parikh

Published: 18 August 2023


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A history of COP (infographic)

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