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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, not save the planet.

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 taxonomy.

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 plans at shareholder meetings.

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.

'Super emitters' polluting climate at expense of those who don't fly

Monday - Just one per cent of the population is responsible for half of global emissions from aviation, a study shows.

Nuclear-produced hydrogen is green, says EU

Friday - The European Commission will consider hydrogen produced from nuclear power as “low-carbon”, says a senior EU official who spoke in the European Parliament this week.

Paris goals threatened by farms, forests and industry

Friday - Many parts of the global economy, especially agriculture and the cement and steel industries, are heading in the wrong direction or cleaning up their act far too slowly to limit global warming to...

Green-trolling to bring down Big Oil

Friday - Mary Heglar has a “maniacal plan” to save the planet. It doesn’t involve shutting down pipelines or protesting in the streets. Heglar has simply been “trolling the shit out of fossil fuel companies”...

Let's recycle our urine for agriculture

Friday - Every year on November 19, the United Nations celebrates one of public health’s greatest inventions – the toilet. Those who are fortunate enough to have access to one spend more than a year of their...

G20 countries will miss Paris mark - report

Thursday - The G20 will miss the 1.5°C warming target set out in the Paris Agreement, according to the latest Climate Transparency report.

UK must stop sales of fossil-fuel cars by 2026

Thursday - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030 will still not go far enough to meet the government’s own legally...

Anger as IMO says shipping emissions can keep climbing

Thursday - Countries have agreed a package of energy-efficiency measures that will allow emissions from global shipping to continue to rise until 2030.

Thousands of jobs from carbon-capture-and-storage

Thursday - Developing technology to capture and store harmful climate-changing emissions may create up to 49,000 jobs, a report suggests.

Changing rainfall could mean more locusts

Wednesday - Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan are trying to contain the worst locust invasion in more than 70 years.

Floating turbines to power the future

Wednesday - Wind turbines floating miles out to sea could one day provide electricity to our homes, experts believe.

Climate crisis finds ample answers in world’s trees

Wednesday - The great climate change challenge should consider the world’s trees.

Bank of England needs more powers to decarbonise economy, say experts

17 Nov 20 - Urgent reforms of the Bank of England are needed to help decarbonise the financial system and boost green investment as Britain recovers from the covid-19 pandemic, a group of leading academics has...

Gas denied ‘transition’ fuel status in draft EU green finance rules

17 Nov 20 - Power plants fuelled by natural gas will not be classed as “sustainable” or “transition” investments in Europe unless they meet emission limits which are so low that none are currently able to...

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