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07 04 2021 | 10:38

How the shipping industry can halve climate-warming black carbon in the Arctic.

Switching to cleaner shipping fuel would prevent Arctic warming and deliver an easy win for the climate. Climate change is having a more rapid impact in the Arctic than anywhere else right now – the…

07 04 2021 | 09:51

Net-zero emissions targets are vague: three ways to fix.

To limit warming, action plans from countries and companies must be fair, rigorous and transparent.

07 04 2021 | 09:36

Climate change to put farming sectors under stress.

A new study by the Met Office gives examples of how two of the UK’s most important farming sectors are likely to be impacted by climate change. The study – published in Climate Risk Management –…

06 04 2021 | 14:38

Climate Change Cannot Be Mitigated Without Effective Carbon Pricing.

More and more countries, already representing about 70% of the world economy, are setting climate neutrality targets.

05 04 2021 | 10:52

Bank Lending to Fossil Fuel Companies Increased After Paris Agreement

The world's biggest banks gave fossil fuel companies $3.8 trillion in financing in the years following the Paris agreement, according to a new report.

05 04 2021 | 09:48

Risk of new ‘international embarrassment’ if we phase out coal and gas too soon

Special report: Inside the massive 10,000-submission mailbag on draft plan to reduce New Zealand's emissions to net-zero The Climate Change Commission faces strong industry pushback against phasing…

31 03 2021 | 12:32

Form a climate club: United States, European Union and China.

If the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports, it will catalyse climate action globally. Joe Biden’s presidency of the United States is an opportunity to realize a long-discussed…

29 03 2021 | 09:49

UK government to allow new North Sea oil and gas exploration.

Joint investment of up to £16bn tied to industry promise to cut carbon emissions by 50% by end of decade. Ministers will allow oil drillers to keep exploring the North Sea for new reserves, despite…

22 03 2021 | 09:59

US urged to cut 50% of emissions by 2030 to spur other countries to action.

Biden administration is set to unveil a new greenhouse gas reduction target at a climate meeting on 22 April, Earth Day. The US needs to commit to slashing its planet-heating emissions by at least…

22 03 2021 | 09:44

EU Parliament votes to retain free CO2 quotas for industry.

The European Parliament has rejected proposals to phase out free CO2 pollution credits for industries covered by the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), even as the bloc plans to gradually…

15 03 2021 | 11:20

China cuts ‘carbon intensity’ by almost 20 per cent over past five years, report says.

President Xi Jinping has pledged to cap carbon emissions by 2030 and to reach the carbon neutrality by 2060. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, succeeded in lowering “carbon…

15 03 2021 | 11:15

UNFCCC: Climate commitments ‘not on track’ to meet Pairs Agreement Goals.

The UNFCCC has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the …

15 03 2021 | 11:08

ICE announces UK Emissions Trading Scheme auctions will launch in May.

ICE has announced the publication of the auction calendar for the UK's new Emissions Trading Scheme, to increase the climate ambition of the nation’s carbon pricing policy. A UK Emissions Trading…

12 03 2021 | 14:22

Global emissions cuts must be ‘10 times higher’ for world to meet climate goals.

Stark findings come at ‘critical moment’ for global climate action, the study’s lead author tells The Independent. Global emissions cuts pre-Covid were just one tenth of the level needed to meet the…

12 03 2021 | 11:13

What’s really driving coal power’s demise?

The big idea People often point to plunging natural gas prices as the reason U.S. coal-fired power plants have been shutting down at a faster pace in recent years. However, new research shows two…

12 03 2021 | 10:31

Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chief.

Call comes at event hosted by UK government, which is under pressure over planned coalmine in Cumbria. All planned coal projects around the world must be cancelled to end the “deadly addiction” to…

12 03 2021 | 09:43

Blue carbon: how three Australian marine sites lock away 2bn tonnes of CO2.

Greenhouse gas stored in country’s marine world heritage sites about same as four years of national emissions. Three of Australia’s world heritage-listed marine sites have more than 2bn tonnes of…

12 03 2021 | 08:50

Australia accused of 'shamefully' holding back global action on climate change.

United Nations calls on all countries to have ‘concrete plans to phase out fossil fuels as fast as possible’ Australia has been accused of “shamefully doing nothing” and weighing down global action…

12 03 2021 | 08:49

Aviva sets target for net zero carbon footprint by 2040.

Asset manager tells 30 biggest carbon dioxide emitters in its portfolio to set net zero goals. Aviva has become the first leading insurer worldwide to set a target to shrink its carbon footprint to…

12 03 2021 | 08:13

China’s carbon neutral goal: online trading of emission allowances to start by June in road to 2060 targets

Government to ensure the inauguration of online trading before the end of June, minister of ecology and environment Huang Runqiu says China last month approved a futures exchange in Guangzhou, which…