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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…

12 03 2021 | 14:43

Meeting climate goals could save millions in tropics from ‘intolerable heat’

Keeping global temperatures to 1.5C could stem deadly increases in heat and humidity, study says. Meeting the world’s climate goals could prevent millions living in the tropics from facing episodes…

03 03 2021 | 09:43

UN Sounds 'Red Alert' for National Climate Goals.

"Today's interim report from the UNFCCC is a red alert for our planet," said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

15 01 2021 | 10:20

UN: Secretary-General's remarks to the One Planet Summit

  Dear friends, 2021 must be the year to reconcile humanity with nature. Until now, we have been destroying our planet. We have been abusing it as if we had a spare one. Our current resource use…

13 01 2021 | 11:32

Climate policy and action: Citizens at the forefront.

Both the climate crisis and the Paris Agreement are pressing policymakers for effective and sustainable climate action. Still, results show that our progress towards goals agreed is not as fast nor…

07 12 2020 | 07:36

Climate crisis: Paris agreement goals ‘within striking distance’ thanks to international net zero targets.

Analysts urge action to put pledges into practice to avoid catastrophic warming. The core objective of the 2015 Paris climate agreement — to limit the rise in the average global temperature to “well…

28 11 2020 | 08:06

Reaching UK net zero target cheaper than we thought, says climate adviser.

Exclusive: Chris Stark says cost is surprisingly low but criticises government for absence of a plan Reaching net zero carbon emissions in the UK is likely to be much easier and cheaper than…

17 11 2020 | 16:09

EU aims for 25-fold growth in offshore wind by 2050.

Offshore wind capacity in the EU “should be multiplied by 25 times by 2050” as the European Commission looks for all possible ways of boosting the share of renewables in energy consumption, according…

09 11 2020 | 07:37

Climate Action Tracker: The case of Switzerland.

Switzerland is in the process of completely revising its CO2-Act, its key piece of climate change legislation. The current draft is stronger than the version that the National Council failed to adopt…

19 10 2020 | 08:29

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts.

Group with total portfolio of $5tn seek cuts of 29% from companies they invest in. Thirty of the world’s largest asset owners, with portfolios worth a combined $5tn (£3.8tn), have committed to…

10 10 2020 | 09:46

China's 2060 carbon neutral goal bill could hit over $5 trillion.

SINGAPORE  - China’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060 would require investments of more than $5 trillion, which would include renewable power generation capacity, consultancy Wood Mackenzie…

27 09 2020 | 09:13

China's surprise climate pledge leaves Australia 'naked in the wind', analysts say.

Beijing now has a more ambitious long-term climate goal than Australia – and there are fears that could have a dire impact on our economy. Australia’s resistance to a mid-century net zero emissions…

19 09 2020 | 10:32

Ingka Group invests 600m euros to accelerate IKEA’s sustainability goals.

Ingka Group will accelerate its investments to ensure IKEA reaches its overall commitment to become climate positive by 2030. Ingka Group will accelerate its investments to ensure IKEA reaches its…

31 08 2020 | 08:09

UN Secretary-General remarks 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture.

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23 08 2020 | 07:50

National Energy & Climate Plans: 3 key elements for effective delivery.

Too lazy to read 26 National Energy & Climate Plans? No problem! WindEurope has assessed them, focusing on three crucial dimensions for the expansion of wind energy: auction schedules,…

23 08 2020 | 07:18

Goal of the Month | August 2020: Responsible Consumption and Production.

Did you know that every year about one third of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tonnes – is wasted, yet food security continues to be a growing global concern, affecting millions of…

13 08 2020 | 17:00

The state climate deniers: which countries have not ratified the Paris climate agreement?

The 7 climate deniers: Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Eritrea, Libya, South Sudan and Yemen. More than four years after the Paris Agreement was adopted, eight of 197 signatories have not formally backed the…

10 08 2020 | 07:59

Europe Weighs Higher Targets For Renewable Energy in Green Deal.

Europe may lock-in raised targets for renewables and energy efficiency as part of its Green Deal strategy to zero-out greenhouse gases by the middle of the century. The European Union’s executive on…

23 07 2020 | 09:13

ECB developing an appetite for green bonds.

In a recent interview Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, announced that they will begin to use the bank’s asset purchase scheme to pursue green objectives. “I want to explore…