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16 10 2021 | 10:45

Nobel prize: why climate modellers deserved the physics award – they’ve been proved right again and again

This year’s Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist, the other two are climate modellers whose work…

16 10 2021 | 10:32

Global citizens’ assembly to be chosen for UN climate talks

100-member group will be representative of world’s population and will present their findings to Cop26. One hundred people from around the world are to take part in a citizens’ assembly to discuss…

15 10 2021 | 16:28

Global transport at a crossroads: UN Conference to advance action on zero emission vehicles, boost economy and reduce inequalities

Move to sustainable transport can deliver savings of US$70 trillion by 2050

15 10 2021 | 16:12

Greta Thunberg: I’m open to meeting Biden at Cop26 but don’t expect much

The activist says she will continue to repeat her message until governments take meaningful steps to address the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg is “open” to meeting with Joe Biden at the United…

15 10 2021 | 16:08

Most businesses have already been hit by extreme weather, but still aren’t preparing for future climate disruption

Watching news reports of severe flooding in Europe, of devastating wildfires in the US, of melting ice caps at the poles, very few people now would deny that our climate is changing. The UK’s…

15 10 2021 | 15:55

Pension funds investing indirectly in Ohio’s Gavin coal plant are at risk as financial, environmental disadvantages mount

Declining demand for coal plants, credit agency downgrades and investor scrutiny create challenges for Lightstone investment prospects October 14, 2021 (IEEFA) — The major pension and retirement…

15 10 2021 | 15:49

At least 85 percent of the world’s population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows

Researchers used machine learning to analyze more than 100,000 studies of weather events and found four-fifths of the world’s land area has suffered impacts linked to global warming At least 85…

15 10 2021 | 14:46

EU outlines short and long-term answer to global energy price surge

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday (13 October) a “toolbox” of measures  EU countries will be able to draw from when responding to rising energy prices in the short term, while pointing to…

14 10 2021 | 15:49

European Union plans push for end to Arctic fossil fuel production.

The European Union is to push for an end to the exploitation of Arctic gas, oil and coal even as energy shortages rock countries and companies across the world, according to a draft new bloc strategy…

13 10 2021 | 15:43

Carbon emissions ‘will drop just 40% by 2050 with countries’ current pledges’

International Energy Agency says $4tn investment needed over decade to reach net zero target Current plans to cut global carbon emissions will fall 60% short of their 2050 net zero target, the…

13 10 2021 | 15:07

Green Hydrogen Fuels to Enable Up to 80% of Global Shipping Emission Cuts by 2050

Green hydrogen-based fuels set to be the backbone for the sector’s decarbonisation, IRENA says

12 10 2021 | 12:12

Solar panels on half the world’s roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive to households and businesses who want to reduce…

12 10 2021 | 12:06

China’s energy crisis shows just how hard it will be to reach net zero

As the world prepares to discuss more aggressive cuts to carbon emissions at the UN’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, China has just sent out the worst possible advance signal. It is going to…

12 10 2021 | 11:49

Cop26 programme: Full schedule for this year’s UN climate conference in Glasgow

Summit to unfold over 12 days amid intense pressure on world leaders to walk away with a plan Cop26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties will finally commence in Glasgow, Scotland,…

11 10 2021 | 15:30

Greening measures will add around 8% to airline costs, EU estimates

Environmental regulations aimed at cutting the carbon footprint of aviation will increase the cost of flying by around 8% by 2050, according to the European Commission. The EU executive tabled a…

11 10 2021 | 14:38

Climate change: Drax's renewable energy plant is UK's biggest CO2 emitter, analysis claims

Drax received more than £800m in subsidies last year for burning woody biomass at its Selby plant, but the UK's classing of biomass as renewable is contentious. A government-subsidised renewable…

11 10 2021 | 14:36

Halt destruction of nature or risk ‘dead planet’, leading businesses warn

Exclusive: executives demand meaningful action to protect ecosystems as UN biodiversity summit opens. World leaders must do more to prevent the destruction of nature, business leaders have warned…

11 10 2021 | 14:24

Worsening climate anxiety ‘poses significant threat to society’, experts warn

Those in power show ‘extraordinary level of indifference’ to apocalyptic threat posed by environment emergency, warn scientists in the BMJ

11 10 2021 | 14:23

Clean environment is a human right, UN council agrees

Human rights council also appoints special rapporteur to monitor impact of climate crisis on rights. The UN’s main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognise the right to a safe, clean…