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07 03 2021 | 07:47

Fossil fuel emissions in danger of surpassing pre-Covid levels.

International Energy Agency data shows steady climb over second half of 2020. The world has only a few months to prevent the energy industry’s carbon emissions from surpassing pre-pandemic levels…

04 03 2021 | 07:27

CO2 emissions: nations' pledges 'far away' from Paris target, says UN.

Secretary general António Guterres says first assessment of promises amounts to ‘red alert for our planet’. The first assessment of countries’ pledges to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in the…

03 03 2021 | 10:14

Denmark’s climate policies 'insufficient' to meet 2030 emissions target.

Report says country set to cut carbon emissions by 54% compared with 1990 levels, not 70% as planned. The Danish government’s efforts towards meeting the country’s ambitious target of reducing…

01 03 2021 | 13:51

‘Hidden cost’ of energy and transport could add up to $25 trillion, research estimates.

Exclusive: New global synthesis adds up the hidden social, environmental and health costs of our largely fossil fuel-based energy and transport systems. The “hidden cost” of our largely fossil fuel-…

01 03 2021 | 13:31

Texas facilities released 3.5m pounds of extra pollutants during winter storm.

Emissions releases affected communities that are already disproportionately exposed to pollution. Oil refineries, chemical manufacturers and other industrial plants in Texas reported releasing…

26 02 2021 | 10:28

Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts. One of the first executive orders US President Joe Biden signed in…

21 02 2021 | 08:31

Oil firms should disclose carbon output, says BlackRock.

World’s biggest investor wants polluting industries to set targets to cut emissions and reach net zero. BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has said that oil companies and other polluting…

21 02 2021 | 08:05

'Put a big fat price on carbon': OECD chief bows out with climate rally cry.

Exclusive: Ángel Gurría says action on environmental crises must be defining focus of wealthy countries after Covid. The environment, climate change and the protection of nature must be the defining…

18 02 2021 | 10:41

PM2.5 air pollution behind an estimated 160,000 deaths in world’s 5 biggest cities in 2020.

Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 February 2021 – PM2.5 air pollution was behind approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five most populous cities in 2020, according to a Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis…

18 02 2021 | 10:28

Country-based rate of emissions reductions should increase by 80% beyond nationally determined contributions to meet the 2 °C target.

Abstract The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming by 2100 to below 2 °C, with 1.5 °C as a target.

17 02 2021 | 09:04

Are Forests Carbon Sinks or Carbon Sources?

Forests are an important asset in the fight against climate change. New research has found that they sequester around twice as much carbon dioxide as they emit, classifying them as a carbon sink.…

16 02 2021 | 10:02

From tree planting to CO2-sucking machines: How could ‘negative emissions’ help to tackle the climate crisis?

Removing CO2 from air will likely be needed if the world is to meet its climate goals, writes Daisy Dunne, but our options for achieving ‘negative emissions’ each come with a unique set of challenges.

16 02 2021 | 09:14

A Surprise in Africa: Air Pollution Falls as Economies Rise.

Air quality is improving in one of the continent’s fastest-growing regions, researchers have found. If the trend can be sustained, it would be good news for human health and climate change.

15 02 2021 | 12:52

Carbon emission cuts need to be 80% more ambitious to meet Paris Agreement targets: Study

Carbon emission cuts need to be about 80 per cent more ambitious to stay below 2 degree Celsius global warming -- considered a threshold for climate stability and climate-related risks such as…

10 02 2021 | 09:42

'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds.

Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals. Air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as…

09 02 2021 | 08:49

UK North Sea oil rigs release as much CO2 as coal-fired power station – study

Rigs burn off enough unwanted gas to heat 1m homes, UK regulator said last year. The UK’s North Sea oil rigs release as much carbon dioxide as a coal-fired power plant every year by deliberately…

08 02 2021 | 15:03

Australia's proposed gas pipelines would generate emissions equivalent to 33 coal-fired power plants.

Report warns if $56bn worth of developments go ahead, it could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal and lead to billions of dollars in stranded assets. Australia has $56bn worth of gas…

03 02 2021 | 10:20

History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020.

New York (CNN Business)Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year, according to an annual report from Ember and Agora Energiewende…

03 02 2021 | 09:42

GHGSat confirms successful launch of third satellite ‘Hugo’.

GHGSat, the global leader in high-resolution greenhouse gas monitoring from space, has successfully completed the launch of its third satellite, GHGSat-C2 (“Hugo”), which launched aboard a SpaceX …

02 02 2021 | 11:31

Amazon Rainforest on the Brink of Turning Into a Net Carbon Emitter, Study Warns.

Tropical forests are guardians against runaway climate change, but their ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is wearing down. The Amazon, which accounts for more than half of the…