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Big bosses join to beat climate change

Today 12:00pm - Australia’s top corporate leaders have met to discuss tackling climate change in line with the Paris Agreement as part of an environmental initiative backed by Richard Branson’s The B Team.

EU backs global hydrogen market with euro as key currency

Today 12:00pm - Europe wants to install the euro as the reference currency for trading hydrogen, but a global market with harmonised standards needs to be put in place first in order to meet demand, says the EU’s energy commissioner.

EU urged to address aviation’s full climate impact, including non-CO2 emissions

Today 12:00pm - The aviation sector’s climate impact is three times bigger than the effect of its carbon dioxide emissions alone, a new study shows, prompting calls for action.

Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power

Today 12:00pm - News that two more reactors in the United Kingdom are to shut down on safety grounds earlier than planned has capped a depressing month for nuclear power in Europe.

'Jet-zero' green flight goal dismissed as a gimmick

Thursday - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “jet-zero” goal of a commercial transatlantic flight producing no carbon emissions by 2025 is a gimmick, according to experts, who say technology alone cannot solve the impact of global aviation on the climate crisis.

Norway hikes cash for rainforests, seeking corporate help to slow losses

Thursday - Norway is doubling the price it guarantees developing nations to keep their tropical forests standing, in a step to slow catastrophic losses and encourage big companies to invest far more in nature to combat climate change.

Steelmakers call for ‘Green Deal’ to counter Chinese dumping

Wednesday - New Zealand is not alone in considering a carbon border-tax on steel; steelmakers in Europe say they need a "Green Deal" to protect them from high-emissions imports from China.


Carbon-pricing rises as world's weapon of choice in climate fight

Wednesday - Can you put a price on pollution? Some of the world's biggest economies are doing just that as they wrestle with how to make good on grand pledges to tame planet-warming emissions.

Coal financing evaporates as countries go carbon-free

Wednesday - Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia’s biggest gathering...

CO2 hits new record despite covid-19 lockdowns

Tuesday - Climate-heating gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has said.

EU, UN-led pact commits oil and gas firms to tackle methane emissions

Tuesday - Dozens of oil and gas companies have committed to report more accurately on and, ultimately, reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane which is liable to leak from oilfields and pipelines.

Mixed farming beats intensive agriculture methods

Tuesday - Once again, researchers have shown that it should be possible to feed the human race and leave enough space for the rest of creation, simply by going back to centuries-old mixed farming practices.

XR launches campaign of financial disobedience

Tuesday - Extinction Rebellion is launching a campaign of financial civil disobedience aimed at exposing the “political economy’s complicity” in the unfolding ecological crisis.

Net-zero and ‘passive’ houses can cut carbon emissions

Tuesday - From the street, you wouldn’t be able to tell a net-zero or passive house from any other recently built home. Even from the inside, the only visible clues are thick walls and deep windowsills. Only...

Trump takes another swipe at Paris Agreement

Monday - Out-going United States president Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord overnight, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the US economy,...

Boomers are the greenest generation - study

Monday - Parents and grandparents, not the so-called Generation Green, are the most likely groups to try to minimise their environmental footprint, a new study finds.

Green guide to investment

Monday - The European Commission has launched “the world’s first ever ‘green-list’” of sustainable economic activities for private investors by publishing draft guidelines under the EU’s green finance...

Billionaire investor forcing climate action from companies

Monday - British billionaire Chris Hohn is aiming to force hundreds of US and European companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by enlisting global investors to demand an annual vote on their climate...

Canada to join NZ in going net-zero by 2050

Monday - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has presented a bill to commit Canada to cut its emissions to net zero by 2050 and set five-year targets to meet the goal.


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