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Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2020

Converging carbon footprints

Household carbon footprints reflect resource use and income level. Mi and colleagues find footprints for Chinese households generally converge with economic growth but convergence is highest in wealthy coastal regions.

See Mi et al.

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  • Governments need to act now to halt rising inequalities or they will fail to deliver on the promise of a better future for all.



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Comment & Opinion

  • Governments are deciding on measures to help economies recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but, as in previous crises, a narrow focus on fighting the recession could have adverse effects on the environment and health. We suggest that health and sustainability should be at the heart of the economic response.

    • Carla Guerriero
    • Andy Haines
    • Marco Pagano
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News & Views

  • Various scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions indicate possible futures for climate change. Are they probable?

    • Nico Keilman
    News & Views
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  • Environmental policy often delays addressing problems. This Perspective defines such ‘stopgap measures’, considers examples, and applies to solar geoengineering a new framework for assessing stopgaps.

    • Holly Jean Buck
    • Laura Jane Martin
    • Shuchi Talati
  • A review of marine spatial planning literature identifies links with climate change and gaps in the practical integration of both concepts.

    • Catarina Frazão Santos
    • Tundi Agardy
    • Rui Rosa
    Review Article
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