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 […]

Sweden, Mexico and Canada join climate coalition

Sweden, Mexico and Canada have joined an international group to drive ambitious climate action. The Under2 Coalition, of which The Climate Group acts as Secretariat, is an alliance of 170 global jurisdictions, spanning six continents and 33 countries. Member nations already include Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Together they are committed to driving ambitious […]

Science based carbon reduction targets go Dutch

The first Dutch company has had its science based targets officially approved. Energy company Eneco Group has had its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its electricity by 25% by 2020 (against a 2012 baseline) certified by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI). The group also approved plans to cut emissions from Eneco’s gas and district heating systems by 16% per household and […]