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Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at record levels, says UN

A new report warns there is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long term climate change, sea level rise and more extreme weather

‘Only 16 countries’ emissions targets match their Paris Agreement pledges’

A new study shows these nations’ domestic policies do not live up to their nationally determined contributions

Businesses including Uber and Nokia team up against climate change

A total of 21 companies have joined together to form the Step Up Declaration plan

Carbon emissions ‘will threaten crops and human nutrition’

Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East are expected to be the regions most affected

Kazakhstan launches online hub for greenhouse gases reporting

An online platform to monitor, report and verify emissions sources and greenhouse gases has been launched in Kazakhstan. It is part of the National Emissions Trading System, which was launched in 2013 as the nation’s main instrument to regulate domestic CO2 emissions. The platform enables major emitters to transmit and record data on emissions as […]

Deforestation could be cutting climate-cooling gases

Deforestation could be warming the climate even more than originally thought. That’s according to an international team of scientists led by the University of Leeds, who have studied the way gases emitted by trees and vegetation can affect the climate. These gases react with other atmospheric chemicals to form tiny particles, which reflect sunlight back […]

Half of farmers are barley bothered about emissions

More than half of British farmers place little or no importance on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when making decisions. That’s according to new statistics released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), which track a series of environmental indicators in the agriculture industry year-on-year. The information charts the industry’s progress towards its […]

Global temperatures ‘likely to exceed 2°C this century’

The planet is very likely to warm by more than 2°C by the end of the century. That’s according to new research from the University of Washington (UW), which suggests there is a 90% chance global temperatures will increase by somewhere between 2.0°C and 4.9°C. The study suggests there is only a 5% chance that […]

California extends emissions reduction programme

A US Governor has signed a landmark climate bill to extend and improve an emissions reduction programme in California. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. extended the cap-and-trade scheme, which provides economic incentives for the successful reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The programme, which would have expired without legislative action, aims to ensure the state will meet its […]

UK’s carbon footprint shrunk by 1% in 2014

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the UK’s carbon footprint fell by 1% in 2014. That’s according to new data released by the government, which analyses emissions from the consumption spending of UK residents on global goods and services. This is called the carbon footprint and records the total volume of GHGs produced wherever in the world or […]