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03 08 2021 | 10:53

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest will change more in the next 50 years than at any time since the last ice age

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. Roughly one in every 50 species of plant and vertebrate land animal lives there and nowhere else.

03 08 2021 | 09:57

Three Americans produce enough carbon emissions in a lifetime to kill one person, study finds

‘There are a significant number of lives that can be saved if you pursue climate policies that are more aggressive than the business as usual scenario’ The amount of carbon emissions produced by…

03 08 2021 | 09:20

Global initiative aims to bring transparency to voluntary carbon markets

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - A global initiative was launched on Thursday to bring transparency and rigour to the voluntary carbon market that is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years as…

30 07 2021 | 11:05

Reaching Zero Emissions by 2050 Could Save 74 Million Lives

As this summer's extreme heat waves and floods have made devastatingly clear, the climate crisis is already deadly.

30 07 2021 | 09:57

Oregon enacts bill requiring emissions reductions of 80% by 2030, 100% by 2040

Oregon’s clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100% clean electricity sources, was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday. The legislation lays…

29 07 2021 | 10:36

China is supporting over 50% of coal power development in largest remaining project pipelines

As finance shifts from coal, China is looking isolated as the last enabler of coal-fired power overseas. A review of coal power proposals in countries with large remaining project pipelines…

26 07 2021 | 10:33

‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report

Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis. The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate…

26 07 2021 | 10:29

Oil giant Shell set to appeal against ruling on carbon emissions

Company hopes to get Dutch court ruling overturned which called for it to cut emissions faster Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed that it will appeal against the landmark Dutch court ruling calling for…

23 07 2021 | 10:47

Vistra plans to shutter 1.3GW coal-fired Ohio plant five years early

Vistra on July 19 said it would close its 1.3-GW Zimmer coal-fired power plant in Ohio on May 31, 2022, five years earlier than previously announced, after the plant failed to clear the PJM capacity…

21 07 2021 | 10:35

Emissions will hit record high by 2023 if green recovery fails, says IEA

Worldwide energy body warns more must be done to help developing countries give up fossil fuels Global greenhouse gas emissions are likely to rise to record levels in the next two years, as…

21 07 2021 | 09:45

‘It’s super worrying’: Droughts and fires in the Amazon continue to cause CO2 emissions for years, study says

Research reignites need for a ‘worldwide curb’ in emissions, an Amazon scientist tells The Independent Droughts and fires in the Amazon continue to cause CO2 emissions for years after they first…

17 07 2021 | 10:13

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs.

Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. The Amazon rainforest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it…

17 07 2021 | 10:07

Biden’s clean energy plan would cut emissions and save 317,000 lives.

A new report has found that a policy standard would be most effective to reach the goal of 80% renewable energy use by 2030. A Biden administration plan to force the rapid uptake of renewable energy…

13 07 2021 | 13:00

Chinese Bank Walks Away from $3-Bilion Zimbabwe Coal Project

China’s biggest bank is stepping away from a plan to invest US$3 billion in the 2,800-megawatt Sengwa coal project in northern Zimbabwe, according to an email the bank sent to climate campaign groups…

13 07 2021 | 12:10

Major Philippines power generator announces end to new coal projects

San Miguel Corp., one of the Philippines’ largest power generators, will drop new coal projects from its expansion plans as it prepares for a transition to a low-carbon future. “This has not been…

12 07 2021 | 13:57

Business leaders call on EU for effective and coherent leadership on climate and net zero transition

In an open letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and further key EU policymakers, CLG Europe members and business network partners, are calling on the EU to seize this opportunity and…

12 07 2021 | 13:31

5 things to know about EU’s Fit for 55 climate package

The mammoth plan sets out how Europe will slash emissions over the next decade. Although it sounds like an exercise program for the middle-aged — Fit for 55 is actually the European Commission's…

08 07 2021 | 10:47

Amazon Says Pandemic Growth Increased Carbon Emissions by 19%. Inc. said its carbon emissions rose in 2020 due to pandemic-fueled business growth, highlighting the challenge of balancing a fast-growing business with pledges to minimize environmental…

05 07 2021 | 09:43

EU Carbon Market to Expand to Shipping, Housing and Transport

The European Commission plans to include maritime transport in the world’s biggest carbon market and create an adjacent emissions-trading program for heating and road transport. The EU executive arm…

30 06 2021 | 12:15

Volvo Cars announces plans to explore fossil-free steel.

Volvo Cars is teaming up with Swedish steel maker SSAB to explore the development of fossil-free, high quality steel for use in the automotive industry. The collaboration makes Volvo Cars the first…