Environment and energy

Energy and environmental issues are never off the agenda in Parliament and this section provides analysis of issues such as energy infrastructure, energy security, climate change and agricultural innovations.

Net Negative Emissions

If aiming for a two-thirds chance of keeping warming below 2°C, worldwide carbon emissions will have become zero or negative by 2100

Water Abstraction

A POSTnote looking at available water resources and future water availability and management.

Growth of Environmental Crime

A POSTnote looking at the extent of environmental crime.

The Water Energy Food Nexus

Water, energy and food (WEF) systems interact with each other and the environment; since the 1980s, the term nexus has been used to describe these interdependencies

Persistent Toxic Substances

A range of toxic chemicals have become widely distributed throughout the environment as a result of their properties that resist degradation

Meet the advisers

Aaron Goater

Aaron has a background in applied mathematics and a PhD in reservoir engineering (for carbon capture and storage - CCS) from Imperial College London. Prior to working at POST he was a post-doctoral researcher at the British Geological Survey.

Jonathan Wentworth

Jonathan Wentworth

Jonny has a background in plant ecology with a PhD in plant ecological genetics. He worked as a civil servant in MAFF and Defra before joining POST.