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17 10 2021 | 08:36

Climate change: Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021

Carbon emissions are rebounding strongly and are rising across the world's 20 richest nations, according to a new study. The Climate Transparency Report says that CO2 will go up by 4% across the G20…

16 10 2021 | 13:21

Coldplay pledge 50% lower CO2 emissions on 2022 world tour

Band announce a range of initiatives to reduce energy consumption, including stadium floors that harness fans’ kinetic energy Coldplay have announced a new world tour, and with it a range of…

16 10 2021 | 12:57

Virgin Atlantic announces ambitious carbon targets to ensure it meets net zero by 2050

The airline giant is planning to make significant reductions in CO2 emissions through increased fleet efficiency and use of 10% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in 2030. To achieve net zero by 2050…

16 10 2021 | 12:49

Two dozen countries announce commitment to EU-US global methane pledge

As political support grows to place methane emissions reduction at the top of the global agenda, 24 additional countries agreed on Monday (11 October) to sign the EU-US-led Global Methane Pledge…

16 10 2021 | 12:22

‘Can be recycled’: the latest must-have for beauty industry packaging

Cosmetic and skincare brands are increasingly keen to highlight their sustainable credentials – but, says Sarah LaBrecque, there’s a complex story behind the labelling that appears on everything from…

16 10 2021 | 11:50

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

Agriculture is the largest anthropogenic source of this gas, accounting for about 40%, leading innovators to offer new solutions to tackle its bovine source In 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in…

15 10 2021 | 15:55

Pension funds investing indirectly in Ohio’s Gavin coal plant are at risk as financial, environmental disadvantages mount

Declining demand for coal plants, credit agency downgrades and investor scrutiny create challenges for Lightstone investment prospects October 14, 2021 (IEEFA) — The major pension and retirement…

13 10 2021 | 15:43

Carbon emissions ‘will drop just 40% by 2050 with countries’ current pledges’

International Energy Agency says $4tn investment needed over decade to reach net zero target Current plans to cut global carbon emissions will fall 60% short of their 2050 net zero target, the…

11 10 2021 | 14:38

Climate change: Drax's renewable energy plant is UK's biggest CO2 emitter, analysis claims

Drax received more than £800m in subsidies last year for burning woody biomass at its Selby plant, but the UK's classing of biomass as renewable is contentious. A government-subsidised renewable…

11 10 2021 | 12:34

World’s top mining companies pledge net zero emissions by 2050

The world’s top miners on Tuesday committed to a goal of net zero direct and indirect carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) said. “ICMM members’…

06 10 2021 | 10:08

Historical climate emissions reveal responsibility of big polluting nations

Six of top 10, including China and Russia, yet to show ambition on emissions cuts before Cop26 Analysis of the total carbon dioxide emissions of countries since 1850 has revealed the nations with…

04 10 2021 | 13:11

UK’s home gas boilers emit twice as much CO2 as all power stations – study

Data highlights urgent need for government action to introduce low-carbon heat pumps, researchers say The millions of gas boilers in the UK’s homes produce twice as much climate-heating carbon…

04 10 2021 | 11:35

Net zero is not the real issue: we need to focus on our carbon budget

Caring only about our emissions level in 29 years is a bit stupid. Any party worth its salt will stop putting things off and tell us what it’s doing right now. As the whispers grow of the government…

01 10 2021 | 15:48

Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests

Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktank

01 10 2021 | 12:39

China’s end to overseas coal finance could free-up $130 billion for clean energy investments

China’s end to overseas coal finance could free-up $130 billion for clean energy investments   The move will shrink global coal demand growth by 1,100 million tonnes and prevent 8,000 million tonnes…

01 10 2021 | 12:04

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance calls for scaling up of carbon dioxide removal solutions

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance paper states Asset Owners must scale investment into impactful carbon management and negative emissions technologies both inside and outside of value chains. The…

28 09 2021 | 14:52

Norway fund poised to insist stocks set targets for emission reductions

The world’s biggest owner of publicly traded stocks, Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund, is about to get the political go-ahead to insist that all companies in its portfolio have clear targets for…

28 09 2021 | 13:48

Adapt to Survive: Why oil companies must plan for net zero and avoid stranded assets

Committing to net zero is not enough – the emissions reduction pathway is critical. Carbon Tracker’s fifth annual analysis of the risk of investing in oil and gas producers – warns investors that…

24 09 2021 | 15:40

Accepting gas power plants as sustainable investments in Asian taxonomies heightens greenwash risk

Accommodating the gas sector risks diluting standards and discouraging new pools of green capital. 21 September 2021 (IEEFA Asia): Incorporating gas-powered generation as a sustainable investment…

24 09 2021 | 14:30

Summer Wildfires Emitted More Carbon Dioxide Than India Does in a Year

Wildfires around the world set records for carbon dioxide emissions in July and August, topping India's annual emissions. The world set a scary new record last month: Wildfires