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Introducing Registered Reports

In our February issue, we introduce a new article format, Registered Reports. Read the first Registered Report and our editorial to find out more about this approach to reseach pubishing.

Nature Climate Change is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.


  • International trade of used vehicles lacks regulation on emissions standards. This study shows that vehicles exported from Great Britain generate substantially higher carbon and pollution emissions than scrapped or on-road vehicles.

    • Saul Justin Newman
    • Kayla Schulte
    • Douglas R. Leasure
    Brief CommunicationOpen Access
  • City fiscal and budgetary decisions play an essential role in the success of urban climate action. Using US cities as a case study, this Article reveals the interrelationship between urban climate finance, action and justice, as well as promising pathways to transform municipal finance practices.

    • Claudia V. Diezmartínez
    • Anne G. Short Gianotti
  • Building additional water infrastructure such as wells is a key strategy to mitigate the impacts of severe droughts, particularly in drylands. This study shows, however, that this infrastructure can lead to loss of resilience under climate change due to erosion of traditional practices.

    • Luigi Piemontese
    • Stefano Terzi
    • Elena Bresci
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Whether methane emissions from the Boreal–Arctic region are increasing under climate change is unclear, but critical for determining climate feedbacks. This study uses observations and machine learning to show an increase in wetland methane emissions over the past two decades, with inter-annual variation.

    • Kunxiaojia Yuan
    • Fa Li
    • Qing Zhu
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Global support and cooperation are necessary for successful climate action. Large-scale representative survey results show that most of the population around the world is willing to support climate action, while a perception gap exists regarding other citizens’ intention to act.

    • Peter Andre
    • Teodora Boneva
    • Armin Falk
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Carbon sequestration in mangroves has been proposed as a mitigation strategy for climate change, yet the benefits of carbon burial may be offset by methane emissions. This study shows that methane offsets are small in saline and tropical mangroves, leading to greater net carbon sequestration.

    • Luiz C. Cotovicz Jr
    • Gwenaël Abril
    • Isaac R. Santos

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