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Climate change: Bayelsa most affected by oil exploration – Diri

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has said that the state is one of the most affected by climate change in Nigeria over effects of oil exploration there. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State speaking during a side-event organised by the state government at COP26 A statement by Diri’s Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabra, quoted the governor as attributing the development ...

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Service to help companies reach net zero launched

Kristian Rönn

Carbon emission accounting engine, Normative, is launching a service to help companies reach net zero with science-based climate investments. Kristian Rönn, CEO & co-founder of Normative More businesses than ever before are committing to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. These commitments contribute to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, which will mitigate some of the worst consequences of climate ...

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China strides toward carbon neutrality – Official

Xi Jinping

China has leveraged policy tools and explored market-oriented mechanisms, including establishing multi-level carbon trading markets and scaling up green financing to achieve carbon neutrality. President Xi Jinping of China Three months ago, the national carbon market, a major institutional innovation in China started online trading, as the world’s largest carbon trading market in terms of the amount of greenhouse gas ...

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14 years after, coal-powered plant fully online in South Africa

Fossil fuel pollution

South Africa’s main energy provider has announced the opening of one of the world’s largest coal-fueled power plants on Monday, August 2, 2021, 14 years after the ground was broken and after multiple delays and amid concerns about a coal-based project’s effect on the climate. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station The 4,764-megawatt Medupi Power Station went online ...

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G20 loath to commit in climate meeting tussle over carbon wording

G20 Ministers

Energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 rich nations have yet to agree on commitments to cut carbon emissions, two sources said, after a night of negotiations by diplomats at their two-day gathering in Naples. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is greeted by Italy’s Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani at the start of the G20 Environment, ...

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Coalition lauds Dutch court ruling against Shell

Shell court ruling

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have hailed the Wednesday, May 26, 2021 court ruling against Shell in The Hague in a climate change case brought by several groups including Friends of the Earth Netherlands. Environmentalists celebrated in The Hague on Wednesday after a ...

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Shell ordered by Dutch court to cut carbon emissions

Shell court ruling

A Dutch court on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 ruled that Royal Dutch Shell PLC is partially responsible for climate change and ordered the company to reduce its carbon emissions, a first-of-its-kind ruling that adds fresh pressure on oil-and-gas companies already facing heightened scrutiny from governments and investors. Environmentalists celebrated in The Hague on Wednesday after a court ruled that Shell must reduce its ...

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Pathway to critical 2050 net-zero emissions goal narrow but beneficial – IEA report

Fatih Birol

The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a landmark special report released on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy ...

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British PM urges countries to cut emissions

Boris Johnson

Britain’s prime minister has urged countries around the world to make cuts towards carbon emissions while outlining Britain’s plans to reduce greenhouse gases by 78 per cent by 2035. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Boris Johnson described Washington’s pledge to halve emissions as “game-changing”, adding that developed countries should “do more” in comments at Thursday’s ...

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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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