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25 11 2020 | 07:00

Climate crisis: CO2 hits new record despite Covid-19 lockdowns.

Drop in emissions this year is a ‘tiny blip’ in buildup of greenhouse gases, UN agency says. Climate-heating gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global lockdowns caused by…

19 11 2020 | 12:56

India and Pakistan dominate WHO's air pollution database.

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why.

19 11 2020 | 10:05

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study.

Exclusive: Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’ Frequent-flying “‘super emitters” who represent just 1% of the world’s population caused half of aviation’s…

19 11 2020 | 09:42

Ban Ki-moon calls for leadership for a zero-emissions future at the Sustainable Innovation Forum.

At Day 1 of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors to create a healthy, resilient,…

16 11 2020 | 07:36

Climate crisis: Lancashire fracking site ‘leaked emissions equivalent to 142 transatlantic flights’

Around 4.2 tonnes of methane leaked from site during one week of monitoring in January 2019. Fracking for shale gas in the UK has, for now, come to a halt with little interest from the government in…

16 11 2020 | 07:28

Energy companies form partnership to develop offshore carbon dioxide infrastructure.

bp is joined by Eni, Equinor, National Grid, Shell and Total to form the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP). The new partnership will develop offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage…

16 11 2020 | 07:26

WGBC: Advancing Net Zero Status Report 2020.

The Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) Status Report 2020 highlights leadership action from GBCs and the building and construction sector towards achieving total sector decarbonisation. We showcase action…

09 11 2020 | 08:08

Shell’s climate poll on Twitter backfires spectacularly.

Oil giant accused of gaslighting after asking users: ‘What are you willing to change?’ A climate poll on Twitter posted by Shell has backfired spectacularly, with the oil company accused of…

09 11 2020 | 08:05

Forest-related carbon removal could generate $800bn in annual revenues by 2050

New analysis commissioned by the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), predicts that technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere could create trillion dollar upside…

09 11 2020 | 07:43

Lloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop covering Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in September 2021.

Lloyd’s of London firm Apollo has written insurance for Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine which expires in Sept 2021 but is not planning to provide any further insurance for the mine,…

09 11 2020 | 07:20

Climate crisis: Global temperature rise of 2C ‘would release billions of tonnes of soil carbon’.

Soils could release equivalent of four times China’s emissions over past century, scientists warn. Soil is a huge, but little-recognised, carbon storage facility.

05 11 2020 | 09:06

Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated'

China's aggressive policy of planting trees is likely playing a significant role in tempering its climate impacts. An international team has identified two areas in the country where the scale of…

05 11 2020 | 08:24

Enel boosts its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target to 80% from 70%, SBTi-certified

The new 2030 target on direct greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to a 2017 base year has been certified in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global initiative…

05 11 2020 | 08:22

Tory MPs are right: the north needs a renaissance – but it's got to be green.

Places hollowed out by deindustrialisation could be at the forefront of an environmental revolution.

05 11 2020 | 08:13

Economic calculus matters: Is coal the right choice?

Replacing coal or abandoning new coal-based power plants is a no-regret strategy that would only benefit us. The goal of net-zero emission by 2050 as per the Paris climate deal would necessitate…

26 10 2020 | 10:28

Climate crisis: Extinction Rebellion blockades gates at Ineos refinery after government data shows firm is major source of pollutants.

‘We are here to expose the climate destruction that Ineos is causing,’ activists say. Extinction Rebellion activists have blockaded the gates of Ineos’s Grangemouth oil refinery, after government…

25 10 2020 | 11:31

London the worst city in Europe for health costs from air pollution.

Study measured financial impact of car emissions on deaths, health and lost working days in 432 urban areas. The health costs of air pollution from roads are higher in London than any other city in …

25 10 2020 | 10:54

Rewilding 30 per cent of world’s land would halt extinctions and ‘absorb half of CO2 emissions’, major study finds

30x30 goal ‘critical’ in preventing species loss and climate breakdown ‘spinning out of control’ Last month, political leaders from 64 countries around the world all pledged to “reverse biodiversity…

24 10 2020 | 13:06

CO2 Emissions Caused Earth’s Largest Mass Extinction, Study Confirms.

The excess carbon dioxide emitted by human activity since the start of the industrial revolution has already raised the Earth's temperature by more than one degree Celsius, increased the risk of …

24 10 2020 | 13:05

Air Pollution Responsible for Over 6.6 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2020, Study Finds.

An annual comprehensive report on air pollution showed that it was responsible for 6.67 million deaths worldwide, including the premature death of 500,000 babies, with the worst health outcomes…