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July 20, 2021
Emissions Editor

Australia and Canada fossil fuel subsidies rise 40-plus percent

NEW YORK: A report by Bloomberg Philanthropies and research affiliate BloombergNEF says G20 member countries have provided over US$3.3 trillion in subsidies for coal, gas, oil, and fossil fuel power since the Paris Agreement. At today’s prices the amount…
July 15, 2021
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"Epic" Green Deal proposals receive mixed reviews

BRUSSELS: On July 14 the European Commission released its ‘Fit for 55’ Green Deal legislative proposals aimed at reducing average EU carbon emissions 55 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Commission vice president Frans Timmermans described the proposals as…
June 25, 2021
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Maritime regulator ignores climate crisis with weak emissions target

PARIS: The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, part of which was leaked to Agence France- Press earlier this month, echoes a dire warning from Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in his new book…
June 23, 2021
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“It’s complete bullshit, of course, but it makes for good PR”

SAN FRANCISCO: Climate and environmental scientist Jonathan Foley is executive director of Project Drawdown. He says while governments and businesses are looking to lead on climate change, too many of their commitments are built on flawed net-zero frameworks…
June 15, 2021
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ISIpedia - the web portal with climate impact answers

POTSDAM: A group of 12 research institutes has launched ISIpedia, an open access web portal to explain the impact of global warming - from floods to droughts - by breaking down studies to the country-level for both adaptation and mitigation planning. Articles…
June 11, 2021
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G7 stock markets heading for climate catastrophe

LONDON/NEW YORK: As leaders of the G7 meet in Cornwall, UK, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), helping businesses set emission reduction targets, says none of the G7’s stock indexes reflect a 1.5°C or 2°C emissions reduction pathway. SBTi analysis…
June 09, 2021
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Time for marine shipping to join the Race to Zero

LONDON: According to Race To Zero, the UN-backed global campaign to get commitments from non-state actors to halve their emissions by 2030, the global shipping community has yet to get on board. Despite announcements from Maersk, Hyundai Merchant Marine, CMB,…
June 07, 2021
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Bureau Veritas to certify Bolloré Ports operation

PUTEAUX, France: Bolloré Ports, part of the family-owned Bolloré Group, has just launched a ‘Green Terminal’ certification process in conjunction with Bureau Veritas to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities in Africa. The company’s methodology covers…
May 11, 2021
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New investment framework to encourage climate solutions

LONDON: The Bill Gates investment network Breakthrough Energy and environment disclosure platform CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), are to develop a ‘Catalyzed Emissions Reduction Framework’ (CERF) to encourage investments in new climate…
May 07, 2021
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Despite COVID, methane emissions hit record levels in 2020

WASHINGTON, DC: A global methane assessment by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 percent, or 180 million tonnes a year, by 2030. The reduction…
April 22, 2021
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Biden announces major climate reduction goal by 2030

WASHINGTON, DC/COLOGNE: At the launch of the two-day Leaders Summit on Climate today, president Joe Biden announced a US Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) goal to reduce America’s emissions 50-52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, including land-use,…
April 21, 2021
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Dutch shipper uses sustainable aviation fuel

AMSTERDAM: Koppert Biological Systems, a Dutch producer of sustainable cultivation solutions for plants and food crops, has become the first shipper customer to join the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme.…

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