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30 06 2020 | 08:28

EU SHAME: Most states MISSING air pollution targets - damning report.

MOST European Union countries are at risk of missing their targets for reducing health-damaging air pollution for both 2020 and 2030, the European Commission said on Friday. In its first report on…

29 06 2020 | 07:45

Government climate advisers running scared of change, says leading scientist.

Rapid transformation needed, Kevin Anderson says, particularly in lifestyles of rich. Kevin Anderson, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, had a familiar reaction to the latest report from…

29 06 2020 | 07:35

Climate Assembly UK say steps to aid economic recovery should drive progress to net zero target.

An overwhelming majority of Climate Assembly UK members say Government, employers and others should support changes to the economy and lifestyles which help achieve the UK’s net zero emissions target…

26 06 2020 | 06:57

Amazon to Start $2 Billion Fund to Back Climate Technologies.

Amazon.com Inc. is investing $2 billion on “sustainable and decarbonizing technologies” in an effort to eliminate its carbon footprint.

23 06 2020 | 07:32

IEA unveils new Sustainable Recovery Plan to put emissions into structural decline.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a Sustainable Recovery Plan focusing on a series of actions that can be taken over the next three years to revitalise economies and boost…

20 06 2020 | 10:19

Goldman Sachs sees $16 trillion investment opportunity in renewable energy through 2030.

Spending on renewable power is set to overtake oil and gas drilling for the first time next year as clean energy affords a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030, according to Goldman Sachs…

19 06 2020 | 07:14

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert.

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions. The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-…

18 06 2020 | 07:34

Emissions from 13 dairy firms match those of entire UK, says report.

Exclusive: Milk giants’ climate impact rising and production caps needed, say researchers. The biggest dairy companies in the world have the same combined greenhouse gas emissions as the UK, the…

14 06 2020 | 14:49

Cities, Regions and Businesses Race to Zero Emissions.

World Environment Day sees the launch of “Race to Zero” that will run up to COP26 -- an international campaign for a healthy, resilient zero carbon recovery.

14 06 2020 | 14:29

'Surprisingly rapid' rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown.

Busier roads to blame, with fears of worse to come as workers shun public transport. Carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded around the world as lockdown conditions have eased, raising fears that…

13 06 2020 | 09:11

Mines are hotspots for spread of Covid-19, study finds.

  About 4,000 mine workers infected in 18 countries Virus spread to indigenous communities near mines Mining sites in Canada, the US and around the world have become hotspots for the spread of…

08 06 2020 | 07:08

Why are corporate giants pulling out of thermal coal?

Fiduciary duty is driving financial change. A striking development has occurred in the world of corporate finance.  The past few months have seen a string of corporations divest from thermal coal,…

08 06 2020 | 06:57

Air pollution in China back to pre-Covid levels and Europe may follow.

Cleaner skies were a silver lining of pandemic but data indicates air quality receding as lockdowns eased. Air pollution in China has climbed back to pre-pandemic levels, and scientists say Europe…

07 06 2020 | 11:14

Visibility study of Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa reveals big air pollution problems.

The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on economies worldwide. However, one of the few positive consequences of travel restrictions and industrial downturn has been a…

07 06 2020 | 09:34

Rwanda bans charcoal for cooking in Kigali.

Rwanda is banning the use of charcoal for cooking in the capital, Kigali, and restricting supplies to the city from rural areas. The ban is aimed at protecting forests by clamping down on the…

06 06 2020 | 09:18

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Are at Their Highest in 23 Million Years.

Scientists find coronavirus crisis has had little impact on overall concentration trend. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have risen strongly to a new peak this year, despite the impact of…

03 06 2020 | 10:49

IRENA presents Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, IRENA's newly launched Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 finds. The report highlights that new…

31 05 2020 | 08:25

The case for turning South Africa’s coal fields into a renewable energy hub.

South Africa is currently one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. And it’s increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn’t contributing as much as it could to the international fight against…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

Japan Must Not Support Vung Ang 2 Coal Power Plant in Vietnam

127 Organizations from More Than 40 Countries and Regions Sign Petition to Japanese Public and Private Sectors

25 05 2020 | 09:49

A First Dog on the Moon live action cartoon! Will the coronavirus save us from climate change?

No it will not     First Dog on the Moon     The Guardian 21 May 2020