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April 14, 2021
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Companies call for 50 percent cut in US emissions by 2030

WASHINGTON, DC: In an open letter to the Biden Administration, over 300 businesses and investors say they want a cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Organised by the We Mean Business coalition and investment…
April 07, 2021
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Stena Lines to reduce overall emissions 30 percent by 2030

GOTHENBURG: Stena Line has announced plans to reduce total CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2030 on its way to being carbon-free in 2050. The company said emissions fell 2.3 percent per nautical mile sailed in 2020 due to the introduction of three energy-efficient…
April 01, 2021
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Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker begin carbon neutral airfreight service

ESSEN/FRANKFURT: DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo have launched the first weekly carbon neutral airfreight service between Frankfurt and Shanghai Pudong. Because aircraft are not yet certified to fly with 100 percent SAF, the 174 tonnes of JetA kerosene used…
March 24, 2021
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US climate mitigation finance - US$2.5 trillion short

SAN FRANCISCO: Associate director Bella Tonkonogy and analysts Matthew Solomon and Cooper Wetherbee work for the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) think tank. They estimate the US will have to invest US$250 billion a year for the next decade to achieve net-zero…
March 19, 2021
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Germany greenhouse gas emissions fall 40 percent in 30 years

DESSAU-ROSSLAU: Germany produced 739 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 - down 8.7 percent from the previous year and 40.8 percent less since reunification of the country in 1990. According to data released by the German Environment Agency…
March 18, 2021
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Major flaws discovered in ICAO airline offset scheme

BRUSSELS: Unpublished European Commission (EC) research into ICAO’s airline carbon offset scheme has revealed major flaws, according to a summary by NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). The T&E analysis of the study’s main findings, delivered to the EC last…
March 18, 2021
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Science-based climate action explained

LONDON: Government leaders will convene in Glasgow this November for the crucial COP26 climate meeting. The Science Based Targets initiative Steering Committee - Alberto Carrillo Pineda (Carbon Disclosure Project), Heidi Huusko (UN Global Compact), Cynthia…
March 12, 2021
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US needs net-zero emissions from all domestic SUV sales by 2030

BERLIN: US president Joe Biden is expected to announce new climate targets before hosting a ‘Climate Leaders’ Summit’ on April 22. Two German scientific research organisations suggest he should aim for national emission totals of at least 57-63 percent below…
March 06, 2021
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Most European companies to exceed Paris Agreement goals

BERLIN: A report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and consulting firm Oliver Wyman has revealed that while 95 percent of European banks are aligned with Paris Agreement goals, only eight percent of their corporate customers have established plans to…
February 26, 2021
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Etsy pledges net-zero carbon emissions by 2030

NEW YORK: Josh Silverman is CEO of the consumer e-commerce platform Etsy. This week he’s pledged the company will have net carbon emissions by 2030: At Etsy, we’ve always been conscious of our ecological footprint. We’ve long held ourselves to ambitious…
February 10, 2021
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500,000 trucking companies key to carbon-free Europe

AMSTERDAM: A new survey says the European Union won’t achieve a 90 percent CO2 emissions reduction in its transportation sector by 2050 without the buy-in of 500,000 trucking SMEs. According to the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) and the Kühne Logistics University…
February 08, 2021
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Stena Line to operate battery-powered ships by 2030

GOTHENBURG: European short-sea operator Stena Line plans to operate two battery-powered vessels between Gothenburg, Sweden and Frederikshavn, Denmark by 2030. The move is part of the Tranzero initiative by Stena, Volvo, Scania and the Port of Gothenburg to…

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