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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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Momentum for Global Climate Action continues to build

patricia espinosa

Momentum among non-Party stakeholders around the globe towards achieving a net-zero, resilient future continues to grow and is underlined by the significant increase in the numbers registered in data sources such as the Global Climate Action Portal (GCAP). Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC As of October 2021, the Portal registered 22,259 actors around the world, an increase of nearly 22% over the ...

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COP26: Campaigners seek ‘Real Zero’ in place of ‘Net Zero’ Emissions

Oilwatch International Global Gathering

A group of environmental activists has called for a halt to Net Zero Emission, describing it as propagation of false narratives. Instead, they are demanding Real Zero Emissions, saying it is the way out of calamitous climate change. Participants at the Oilwatch International Global Gathering The call was made when Oilwatch International network members, community representatives from oil regions, non-governmental ...

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Innovative technologies for sustainable energy explored at Asia-Pacific Climate Week

Stephen Minas

Innovative and emerging sustainable energy technologies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions were explored at three events during the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW2021) which took place from July 6 to 9, 2021. Technology is a crucial element of countries’ national climate actions plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under the Paris Agreement. Stephen Minas, Chair of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) With ...

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Report flays ‘net zero’ climate pledges, questions their credibility

Fossil fuel pollution

Amid virtual discussions of the UN climate treaty, a new report shines a light on how polluting industries are pushing a “net zero” agenda to become the presumed centerpiece of global climate plans and how the details in these plans (should any be included) delay action and do not add up. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station The ...

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Climate Breakthroughs Summit highlights crucial momentum for net-zero emissions

Alok Sharma

World leaders on Thursday, May 27, 2021 convened at the Climate Breakthroughs Summit — a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, Mission Possible Partnership, the UN Climate Champions, and the UK COP26 Presidency — to demonstrate progress in critical sectors of the global economy, including steel, shipping, green hydrogen and nature. Alok Sharma, COP26 President Designate At the Summit, Maersk was among ...

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Net Zero by 2050: CAN lauds report’s recognition of 1.5 degrees’ feasibility

Tasneem Essop

Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), has welcomed the Net Zero by 2050’s recognition and confirmation of the feasibility of the 1.5 C degrees Paris Agreement temperature goal. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network CAN describes the goal as “our only chance to overcome one of the greatest challenges faced by humankind”. Said to ...

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CAPPA kicks against Shell’s Net-Zero plan

CAPPA

Lagos-based not-for-profit, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 led a host of Nigerian climate change activists to speak-up against Shell’s carbon emission plan termed “Net-Zero”. Akinbode Oluwafemi, the executive director of CAPPA, leading other protesters during the demonstration in Lagos The group, in a peaceful protest, stormed the Shell headquarters in Lagos to register its ...

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Net Zero by 2050 report: It’s time to end fossil fuels – 350

May Boeve

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 released its first net-zero report outlining a full-fledged scenario that charts the course of reducing emissions from the energy sector in alignment with the Paris Agreement. May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org. Photo credit: shifttheclimate.org With the report, says 350.org, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), the IEA finally acknowledges there is no ...

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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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