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13 05 2021 | 07:12

Corporate climate action: through a glass, darkly.

With the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow less than 200 days away, countries accounting for more than two-thirds of global GDP have now committed to net-zero emissions by the middle of the century.…

11 05 2021 | 15:46

PARIS REINFORCE: The Delignitisation Roller Coaster in Greece: An Old Car and a Steep Slope Ahead

  Lignite has been exploited for electricity generation in Greece since the early 1950s and has been a major socioeconomic growth driver for decades since. But, during the last decade, lignite…

10 05 2021 | 14:40

The no-packaging movement.

Lindsay McCormick used to be a surf instructor who would watch as trash piled up along the beaches of Malibu. When her career shifted to TV production and she had to travel, she kept a toiletry kit…

07 05 2021 | 09:21

UK replaces France as Europe’s second largest electric car market.

About 31,800 battery electric cars were sold in Britain in first three months of 2021. The UK overtook France to become Europe’s second largest electric car market in the first quarter of the year,…

06 05 2021 | 16:03

Rotterdam, major port cities, push to become hydrogen hubs.

Hydrogen, produced without carbon emissions, will find use in many sectors of a future ‘hydrogen economy.’ Its high energy intensity can make it the basis of fuels that reduce carbon emissions in the…

06 05 2021 | 11:43

The COP26 Climate Action Plan: Sign the letter

In 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's UK government took the world-leading decision to put an end to public finance for fossil fuel projects(1) overseas. That same government should now take…

04 05 2021 | 11:40

Activists fight to save 550-year-old oak threatened by new Shrewsbury road.

Objectors say relief road contradicts council’s net zero target and will damage local wildlife sites. A 550-year-old tree known as “Darwin’s oak”, 4km of hedgerows and an internationally-renowned…

04 05 2021 | 10:51

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions.

Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system.

04 05 2021 | 10:29

Covid recovery must not be driven by fossil fuels, says Ed Miliband.

Exclusive: Shadow business secretary calls for the UK to ‘reckon’ with fossil fuels as The Independent launches campaign for greater action on climate. The world’s recovery from Covid-19 must not be…

03 05 2021 | 08:23

School climate strikers urge boycott of Science Museum show over Shell deal

Group hits out at oil and gas firm’s sponsorship of Our Future Planet exhibition as ‘appalling’ Organisers of the school strike movement, in which tens of thousands of young people have taken to the…

03 05 2021 | 08:18

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery.

Ecosystem degradation is a major threat to livelihoods and sustainable development across the globe. Habitat loss also increases the risk of pandemics, serving to remind us of humans’ complex and…

03 05 2021 | 08:11

The new economy requires mechanically-minded, hard working people. Coal communities can lead the way.

Coalfield Development's Jacob Israel Hannah (Conservation Coordinator) and Brandon Dennison (CEO), talked to us about the Appalachian region's (U.S.) transition away from coal and their bottom-up…

03 05 2021 | 07:58

Pipeline tells Black Memphis landowners: sell us the rights to your land or get sued

The legal battle over Byhalia pipeline has become a flashpoint in the conversation about environmental justice and the right of energy companies to take private land The only things Karmen Johnson-…

03 05 2021 | 07:51

Earth Day 2021: Climate activists dump manure on Biden White House as Greta hits out with Twitter bio.

Follow the latest updates on day of global environmental talks. Extension Rebellion put noses out of joint across both sides of the pond on Earth Day. While the climate activists were smashing…

03 05 2021 | 07:47

Global reset on climate action leaves Scott Morrison looking like yesterday’s man

At Joe Biden’s virtual summit, achieving net zero by 2050 was considered a given, not something you might do, possibly, if Matt Canavan lets you. While Australians slept on Thursday night, an…

03 05 2021 | 07:19

US and China commit to tackling climate crisis ‘with seriousness and urgency it demands’.

The world’s two biggest polluters have agreed to ramp up their ‘respective actions’ to combat the climate crisis. The United States and China have agreed to work with other countries to address the …

30 04 2021 | 08:34

Extinction Rebellion activists dump fake coal outside Lloyd’s of London in fossil fuel protest.

Climate group is calling on insurers to stop giving cover to fossil fuel projects. Climate activists have dumped fake coal outside the headquarters of a major insurance market in London to protest…

30 04 2021 | 08:22

UNEP-FI announces launch Net-Zero Banking Alliance with 43 major banks.

UNEP-FI has brought together 43 of the world’s leading banks to form the UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance. The newest net-zero alliance, the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) brings together an…

29 04 2021 | 09:54

Joint venture cancels last coal project in Japan, citing regulation and finance issues

A joint venture in Japan has scrapped plans for a coal-fired power plant, leaving the country with no new construction on the horizon as companies drop the dirty fuel amid tighter emissions rules and…

27 04 2021 | 09:09

Gaia Says No! – Africa: Episode 4. The future.

The last in our series where we explore the role the continent has to play in delivering net zero Welcome to our new podcast series, Gaia Says No! – Africa, where we will explore the role the…