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100 airports in Europe to become carbon neutral by 2030

Airports-Europe

No fewer than 100 European airports are to be carbon neutral by 2030, according to the planning of the European branch of Airports Council International (ACI Europe). The council this week doubled its carbon neutrality target for 2030 in support of the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to hold the global average temperature rise to ...

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Compendium on GHG baselines, monitoring unveiled

Patricia Espinosa

Adopted at COP21 in Paris, the Paris Agreement sent a clear signal from the international community to strengthen the global response to climate change. The agreement set forward the ambitious pathway of limiting the global temperature rise to well below 2°C. In order to achieve this, global actions need to be transformational, and enable appropriate flow of financial, technological and ...

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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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Carbon prices too low to adequately reduce emissions

greenhouse gas emissions

Current carbon prices are falling short of the levels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change, but even moderate price increases could have a significant impact, according to new OECD research. “Effective Carbon Rates: Pricing CO2 through taxes and emissions trading systems” presents new data on effective carbon rates on CO2-emissions for energy use across six economic sectors in 41 ...

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Panama forum explores speedy GHG emissions reduction

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will commence in Panama City, Panama on Wednesday, 28 September, bringing together key players from the private and public sectors to discuss ways to speed up the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through national climate action plans and market-based mechanisms, and to reach out to cooperation agencies, potential investors and service providers. ...

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GHG emission: Need for climate justice

Coal-Fired-Power-Plant

The shining of the sun all through the day and the continuous falling of rain do not necessarily mean climate change. We should bear in mind that these characteristics are good examples of weather condition while the melting of ice in the Polar Regions and extreme temperature in the Tropical Regions can be attributed to climate change. It is apparent ...

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Report underlines potential to cut greenhouse gas emission

A new report packed with best practice climate policies from across the world reveals a wealth of existing opportunities to immediately scale up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while powering up ambition to keep the global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. “Climate Action Now – A Summary for Policymakers 2015” http://climateaction2020.unfccc.int/spm/introduction/ underlines how nations can deploy a wide range of ...

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Africa urged to address livestock methane emissions

Methane

Though increasing calls for Africa to reduce methane emissions from livestock continue to be met with controversy, livestock scientists say that methane is a forgotten short-term climate pollutant with significant global warming potential that the continent cannot continue to overlook. On one hand critics say that in the absence of a significant body of science to back the premise that ...

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India promises 33-35% emissions intensity drop by 2030

Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment

In its submission to the UNFCCC a few weeks before the Paris climate summit, India also promises to generate 40% of its electricity from renewable sources India’s much-awaited Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the global combat against climate change promises the country will reduce the intensity of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of GDP by 33-35% by ...

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