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Greenhouse gas build-up reached new high in 2020

Today 12:00pm - The build-up of warming gases in the atmosphere rose to record levels in 2020 despite the pandemic, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Why 25 previous conferences have failed to stop climate change

Today 12:00pm - THERE have been 25conferences under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since the body first met in 1995. Over that period, some 894 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, about 37% of all greenhouse pollution in human history, has been emitted.

Climate scientists fear tipping points (maybe you should too)

Today 12:00pm - The real disaster scenario begins with the triggering of invisible climate tripwires known as tipping points.

Permafrost: a ticking carbon time bomb

Today 12:00pm - Sheltered by snow-spattered mountains, the Stordalen mire is a flat, marshy plateau, pockmarked with muddy puddles. A whiff of rotten eggs wafts through the fresh air.

India wants compensation for climate damage caused by rich nations

Today 12:00pm - India is seeking payment for the losses caused by climate disasters, its environment ministry said while laying out the country's positions on critical issues that will be negotiated at the United Nations' COP26 climate summit in the coming weeks.

Shipping drifts off net-zero course without carbon levy: study

Today 12:00pm - The global shipping industry is on course to see its greenhouse gas emissions rise by around a fifth by 2050 if action including introducing a carbon levy on fuel is not taken, new research backed by industry leaders shows.

Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

Friday - A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change.

70% of sustainability experts expect bleak climate future: survey

Friday - Around 70% of the world’s top sustainability experts remain pessimistic about the future of the planet and humanity’s ability to avert disasters due to climate change. In a new poll, the experts...

European MPs push for binding methane target

Friday - The European Parliament yesterday passed a resolution calling for a binding international agreement limiting methane emissions to be agreed on at next month's COP26 in Glasgow.

Greenpeace chief warns of ‘greenwashing’ at UN climate talks

Friday - The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of...

With models under $5,000, China accounts for half the world's electric car sales

Friday - Soaring sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in China are driving the global trend away from combustion engines, the latest figures show.

French oil giant accused of downplaying climate risk

Friday - French oil company TotalEnergies knew at least 50 years ago about a link between burning fossil fuels and global warming, researchers have said.

Fossil fuel production set to soar over next decade

Thursday - A UN report says governments are currently planning to extract more than double the amount of fossil fuels by 2030 required to keep the 1.5C threshold alive.

Why fossil fuel subsidies are so hard to kill

Thursday - Fossil-fuel subsidies are one of the biggest financial barriers hampering the world’s shift to renewable energy sources. Each year, governments around the world pour around half a trillion dollars...

Europeans want climate action but show little appetite for radical lifestyle change

Thursday - EUROPEANS want urgent action on climate change but remain committed meat-eaters and question policy proposals such as banning the sale of new petrol vehicles after 2030, according to a new poll from...

Rio Tinto commits to halving emissions by 2030

Thursday - Australia-based mining giant Rio Tinto has announced plans to cut direct carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030, ramping up previous targets as the firm tries to green its highly polluting operations.

The broken $100-billion promise of climate finance — and how to fix it

Thursday - Twelve years ago, at a United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen, rich nations made a significant pledge. They promised to channel US$100 billion a year to less wealthy nations by 2020, to help...

US carbon markets set for record year

Thursday - US carbon exchanges will easily hit record volumes this year, in part because of recent record highs but also due to new entrants into the market.

Create global price for carbon: WTO boss

20 Oct 21 - The director general of the World Trade Organisation has said that it should work together with other international bodies to develop a global price for carbon.

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