Global nations commit to protect climate and ozone layer

The increase in the unexpected emissions of CFC-11, a potent greenhouse gas, in the period after 2012 was revealed last year

Carbon dioxide emissions
ExxonMobil expands carbon capture tech agreement

It has signed a two-year deal with FuelCell Energy worth $60 million to further develop the technology

Global energy efficiency progress at lowest rate since 2010

Primary energy intensity, an indicator of how heavily the world’s economic activity uses energy, improved by just 1.2% in 2018

Green Climate Fund: 27 nations pledge to step up financing

Funding will be used to help developing countries deal with the impacts of climate change

Emissions
New Declaration calls for tackling global nitrogen challenge

The nitrogen compounds released when burning fossil fuels are responsible for as much as 50% of the ‘deadliest type of air pollution’

New global record as green bonds issuance tops $200bn

Energy is said to dominate overall use of proceeds at 33%, followed by low carbon buildings at 29% and low carbon transport at 20%

Global solar energy capacity ‘to exceed 1,500GW by 2030’

That’s the prediction from GlobalData, which suggests photovoltaic infrastructure will nearly triple by 2030

Sea-level rise ‘to affect billion people by 2050’

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests climate change could mean sea levels rise by more than a metre by the end of the century

Climate change: Cool Coalition to turn down the heat with new commitments

Set up in April this year, the Coalition consists of more than 80 partners aiming to expand access to cooling while reducing the climate impact

Video games industry levels up in fight against climate change

Commitments have been made by a total of 21 companies in the gaming sector as part of the Playing for the Planet Alliance