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OPEC advocates sustainable policies towards reducing emissions


The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the delicate balance between reducing emissions, energy affordability and security requires comprehensive and sustainable policies. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). Photo credit: Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The OPEC said that focusing on only one of these over the other could lead to unintended consequences, ...

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COP26: We’ll do more to cut emissions this decade – US, China


The United States and China agreed on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to “enhance ambition” on climate change, issuing a joint statement in which both countries agreed to do more to cut emissions this decade and in which China committed for the first time to address emissions from methane. China’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, in Glasgow on Wednesday. “There is more ...

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International Energy Agency commits to becoming net zero by 2024

Fatih Birol

The International Energy Agency (IEA) plans to rapidly reduce the emissions produced from its activities to comply with the recommendations the recent landmark report; Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, said: “The IEA is committed to helping all countries achieve ...

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Progress reports: LDCs Group demands deep emissions cuts, scaled up climate finance

Sonam P. Wangdi

The release of two reports last week providing updated information on the level of ambition of national climate plans around the world and the amount of climate finance provided and mobilised are the cause of concern for the least developed countries. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group As world leaders meet at the UNGA, ...

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Germany reaches 1m electric vehicles target on its roads

Sustainable transport

Germany has reached its target of having one million electric vehicles on the roads, local media reported on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Sustainable transport: Achieveing zero emission from electric cars “With one million electric cars on German roads, we have reached a decisive milestone,’’ German newspaper chain Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland quoted Peter Altmaier. The federal minister for economic affairs and energy ...

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Climate champions plan to halve sector emissions by 2030

Gonzalo Muñoz

With less than 100 days to go until COP26, the UN High Level Champions have released a master plan to provide business, governments and civil society with greater clarity on how to halve emissions by 2030 High-Level Climate Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz Almost three quarters of global emissions are now covered by a net zero goal. Corporate commitments, alone, ...

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CDM board elects chair, vice-chair for 2017

Frank Wolke

The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Bonn, Germany on Monday, February 20 2017 convened its first meeting in 2017. At the start of this 93rd meeting, the Executive Board elected Frank Wolke of Germany and Arthur Rolle of the Bahamas as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. Mr. Wolke and Mr. Rolle will serve until the first meeting of the ...

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