Richard Tipper

Here are the latest articles from Richard Tipper. Richard is a champion of evidence-based environmental action and has worked as an adviser on climate change issues for many government, business and international organisations. Richard founded the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management (ECCM), and built a team of experts on land use and GHG accounting. While at ECCM he was appointed to the UK Roster of Experts on Climate Change and was Lead Author on two IPCC reports.In 2007 his work on the IPCC was recognised as a contribution to the Nobel Peace Prize.

ICF Hectares Indicator Methods and Guidance

  The International Climate Fund (ICF) is a key part of the UK's commitment under the Copenhagen Accord (UNFCCC, CoP15, 2009), whereby developed countries agreed to jointly mobilise $100 billion per year of climate finance by 2020 from public, private, bilateral...

Mandatory Carbon Reporting Regulation Laid Before Parliament

Mandatory Carbon Reporting Regulation Laid Before Parliament

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013 - known colloquially as Mandatory Carbon Reporting, or MCR - has now been laid before Parliament. The new regulations require all reports produced in relation to financial years ending on...

Reflections on atmospheric CO2 reaching 400 ppm

Reflections on atmospheric CO2 reaching 400 ppm

As the global atmospheric concentration of CO2 nudges 400 parts per million, I reflect on some of the changes in understanding and policy since I started working in this area, in 1995. At that time our grasp of the global carbon cycle was quite uncertain. We knew CO2...

Permanence Revisited

Permanence Revisited

The concept of permanence or reversibility of emission reductions was a recurrent topic in the negotiations of the Kyoto Protocol and subsequent trading schemes, standards and reporting methods. While the term permanence is frequently cited as an essential feature of...

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