Emissions-intensive sectors ‘not going green fast enough’

New research by the Transition Pathway Initiative suggests businesses across the paper, cement, steel and aluminium industries need to step up action to hit international climate obligations

Norway’s Equinor targets ‘near zero’ emissions by 2050

It has also set near term goals to cut emissions in Norway by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2040

COP25 and Science: Catalyst for Change

COP25, the 25th annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, officially started on the 2nd of December in Madrid.

Trump starts process to formally exit Paris climate agreement

The US has to wait a year before finally leaving the deal

Global decarbonisation ‘slows to lowest rate since 2011’

PwC suggests greater consumption of fossil fuels increased total emissions by 2% in 2018, marking the fastest rise in emissions in seven years

Wind and solar power ‘must expand eight-fold by 2030’

That’s according to DNV GL, which says this is vital to meeting the Paris Agreement

Michael Bloomberg pledges $5.5m to fill US gap in UN climate funding

The billionaire and former New York mayor contributed $4.5m for the same purpose last year

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Decarbonisation ‘must accelerate to stay in line with Paris Agreement’

The International Renewable Energy Agency suggests three-quarters of global emission-cutting goals could be achieved through renewables and electrification

EU agrees to create low carbon standards to aid investors

They are designed to help investors who wish to adopt a climate-conscious investment strategy

The Paris Agreement on climate change ‘isn’t solving anything’

That’s the verdict from Derek Birkett, former Grid Control Engineer at Hydro Electric