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Big Polluters use ‘net zero’, carbon markets to hide climate inaction – Report

Fossil fuel pollution

A report has unpacked the science behind “net zero” claims and how they are used to obscure climate inaction. It explores the new strategies to expand carbon offset markets, linked with new “net zero” demand for offsets. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station It also explains the roles played by various actors involved in the effort to “make ...

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UK announces £40m funding to help most polluting industries cut carbon emissions

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

The UK government has announced a £40 million investment to help the most polluting industries such as steel, pharmaceuticals and food and drink find new ways to reduce their carbon emissions. UK Energy Minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan Through the government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, businesses in energy-intensive sectors such as pharmaceuticals, paper and food and drink will be able to apply ...

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AfDB assists W/African nations to curb carbon emission, meet Paris Agreement commitments

Gareth Phillips

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has extended financial support to a project that will strengthen the efforts of West African countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets under the Paris climate accord. The bank will underwrite the preparation of concept notes exploring the use of internationally transferable mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) in selected West African countries. Gareth Phillips, African ...

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Japan, Republic of Korea pledge to go carbon-neutral by 2050

Yoshihide Suga

Japan and the Republic of Korea have committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the global effort to slow global warming and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The two countries join “a growing group of major economies committed to lead by example” in achieving a sustainable, carbon-neutral, and climate-resilient world by ...

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Restoring ecosystems could avert extinctions, absorb carbon – Report

Bernardo B. N. Strassburg

Returning specific ecosystems in all continents worldwide that have been replaced by farming to their natural state would rescue the majority of land-based species of mammals, amphibians and birds under threat of dying out while soaking up more than 465 billion tons of carbon dioxide, reveals a new report released on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Bernardo B. N. Strassburg Protecting 30% of ...

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Energy carbon emission reduceable by 70% by 2050 – Study

Adnan Z. Amin

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released on Monday, March 20, 2017 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition”, launched on the occasion of the Berlin ...

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Next two years critical for low-carbon pathway – Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, in an article she authored and published in the “Ministers Reference Book: Commonwealth 2017”, says that the next two years must see major progress towards the low-carbon, sustainable development model which offers the only realistic path to security and well-being for all people. The Paris Climate Change ...

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How lawmakers can drive carbon emission reduction process

Sam Onuigbo

For Nigeria to fulfill its commitment to the reduce carbon emissions by 30%, there are urgent needs for legislations and budgetary planning for infrastructure development that can be facilitated by the nation’s lawmakers. This was the focal point of discussion at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop series which was organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment’s Department for Climate ...

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Climate action: Microsoft showcases ‘Carbon Fee’ at COP22

TJ DiCaprio

Corporate climate action is crucial to help governments achieve their central objective under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Microsoft has developed what is considered a trail-blazing emission reduction scheme which is exemplary for other companies. The innovation was showcased at the UN ...

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Why polluters must be made to pay

air pollution

It is a known fact that man is a selfish being – even right from the womb. We are always concerned about meeting our needs without considering whose ox is gored. At first, we burned what was above the earth surface which is wood, peat and animal dung. During this time, everything was in control, because energy released could be ...

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