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25 10 2020 | 11:31

London the worst city in Europe for health costs from air pollution.

Study measured financial impact of car emissions on deaths, health and lost working days in 432 urban areas. The health costs of air pollution from roads are higher in London than any other city in …

25 10 2020 | 10:54

Rewilding 30 per cent of world’s land would halt extinctions and ‘absorb half of CO2 emissions’, major study finds

30x30 goal ‘critical’ in preventing species loss and climate breakdown ‘spinning out of control’ Last month, political leaders from 64 countries around the world all pledged to “reverse biodiversity…

24 10 2020 | 13:06

CO2 Emissions Caused Earth’s Largest Mass Extinction, Study Confirms.

The excess carbon dioxide emitted by human activity since the start of the industrial revolution has already raised the Earth's temperature by more than one degree Celsius, increased the risk of …

24 10 2020 | 13:05

Air Pollution Responsible for Over 6.6 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2020, Study Finds.

An annual comprehensive report on air pollution showed that it was responsible for 6.67 million deaths worldwide, including the premature death of 500,000 babies, with the worst health outcomes…

24 10 2020 | 12:17

Green recovery would cut global emissions by 7% and create millions of jobs.

If all major nations developed strong plans for a green recovery from Covid-19, global annual emissions would be 7% lower in 2030 than in 2019 and millions of new jobs would be created in sectors…

23 10 2020 | 11:59

How the world’s biggest emitter could be carbon neutral by 2050.

Xi Jinping wants China to get to net-zero emissions. These researchers have a plan for that. On the virtual stage of the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Xi Jinping made a…

19 10 2020 | 08:40

Net zero emissions target for Australia could launch $63bn investment boom.

Modelling shows moving towards a net zero emissions economy would unlock financial prospects in sectors including renewables and manufacturing. Australia could unlock an investment boom of $63bn…

19 10 2020 | 08:34

IEA publishes new report highlighting different pathways out of the global crisis.

The World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020 provides the latest International Energy Agency’s (IEA) analysis of the pandemic’s impact. The report predicts that global energy demand is set to drop by 5…

19 10 2020 | 08:30

BrewDog goes carbon negative.

The brewery now removes twice as much carbon from the atmosphere than they emit each year. This shift towards net-zero comes after the company met with acclaimed natural historian, David…

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…

19 10 2020 | 08:28

Stop CO2 emissions bouncing back after Covid plunge, says IEA.

Governments are not doing enough to prevent rapid rebound, says agency’s report. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause a record 7% decline in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions…

19 10 2020 | 08:24

Coronavirus had bigger impact on CO2 emissions than Second World War, study reveals.

Real-time data show huge side effects of international confinements, curfews and quarantines As countries around the world first grappled with the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic and initiated mass…

19 10 2020 | 08:01

EU’s draft methane strategy puts onus on data, reporting.

A draft version of the European Commission’s methane strategy, due to come out on Wednesday (14 October), doesn’t set limits on methane emissions from fossil fuels, instead setting the stage for that…

16 10 2020 | 13:04

Methane Emissions Soar 32% Despite Lockdowns and Green Pledges

The first eight months of the year saw global methane emissions rise by 32 percent, according to Paris-based data firm Karryos, as Reuters reported. The rise in the harmful greenhouse gas is notable…

16 10 2020 | 13:00

Pull investments from companies not committed to environment, pope says.

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday urged people to pull investments from companies that are not committed to protecting the environment, adding his voice to calls for the economic…

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…

10 10 2020 | 09:26

Earthshot prize: Prince William launches £50m drive to repair planet.

Five £1m prizes will be awarded each year for next 10 years to support environmental solutions.

10 10 2020 | 09:19

Caution and optimism over climate pledges.

Dr Robin Russell-Jones on China’s carbon emissions, Kit Hill on renewables, and Penny Kent on the Guardian’s climate promise. Re Barbara Finamore’s article (What China’s plan for net-zero emissions…

10 10 2020 | 09:15

How Can We Remove CO2 From the Atmosphere?

The world is, on average, 1.1 degrees Celsius warmer today than it was in 1850. If this trend continues, our planet will be 2 – 3 degrees hotter by the end of this century, according to the …

10 10 2020 | 09:09

EU parliament votes for 60% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030.

Backing for law demanding 60% reduction from 1990 levels puts capitals under pressure. EU capitals have been put under pressure to agree to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 compared…