Fossil fuel companies spent millions of dollars on advertisements containing climate disinformation and greenwashing at COP27

Fossil fuel companies spent $4m on climate disinformation at COP27 in Egypt, with majority of content originating from a US based PR firm. Stuti Mishra discusses the disinformation efforts in an article on The Independent website.   Fossil fuel lobby waged $4m disinformation campaign during climate summit, report finds Fossil fuel companies spent millions of … Continue reading Fossil fuel companies spent millions of dollars on advertisements containing climate disinformation and greenwashing at COP27

Telling the difference between a marketing buzzword and an effective carbon strategy for sustainable flying

Carbon neutral, net zero, offsetting and sustainable aviation fuels – what does it all really mean for travellers? Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel getsto the bottom of these popularised terms in an article on the inews website.   Is sustainable flying possible? From offsetting flights to green aviation fuel Tourism needs to emit much … Continue reading Telling the difference between a marketing buzzword and an effective carbon strategy for sustainable flying

Call for a ‘carbon takeback obligation’

A group of scientists says forcing polluters to store carbon dioxide underground is needed to help the world reach net zero. They are calling for carbon capture and storage which many experts feel is the wrong approach. Fiona Harvey discusses the call for the ‘take back’ in an article on The Guardian website.   Fossil … Continue reading Call for a ‘carbon takeback obligation’

Universities starting to adopt fossil-free careers service

Four British universities have now banned fossil fuel companies from recruiting through their career services as a way to promote the zero-carbon pathway. Damian Carrington discusses latest developments in an article on The Conversation website. Is this happening in other countries?   Fossil fuel recruiters banned from three more UK universities Three more UK universities … Continue reading Universities starting to adopt fossil-free careers service

Hope is not lost: 2022 was an historic year for international climate policy

A lot of the reports out of COP27 in Egypt reflect failure of the international community to make any progress to raise the ambition needed to stay on the path to limit global warming to 1.5℃. Katherine Lake, Research Associate at the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Melbourne takes … Continue reading Hope is not lost: 2022 was an historic year for international climate policy

The latest EU state to leave the Energy Charter Treaty: Luxembourg

The Luxembourg government has decided to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), an international trade and investment agreement concluded in the early 1990s to protect investments in the energy sector, Luxembourg’s Minister of Energy and Spatial Planning, Claude Turmes, announced on Friday 18 November. Frédéric Simon discusses latest developments in an article on the Euractiv website.   … Continue reading The latest EU state to leave the Energy Charter Treaty: Luxembourg

Carbon emissions: “You have to ask: When are they going to go down?”

Pandemic recovery and an uptick in the use of coal amid the Ukraine war are significant drivers behind carbon emissions. Roshni Majumdar discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   COP27: Fossil fuel carbon emissions to hit all-time high Climate scientists warned Friday that harmful carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels … Continue reading Carbon emissions: “You have to ask: When are they going to go down?”

World Bank criticised over climate crisis spending

Controversy follows the president of the World Bank, David Malpass. Last month, the former US vice-president Al Gore led calls for the president of the bank to resign after he avoided a journalist’s questions on climate science. Malpass, nominated for the position by the Trump administration, later apologised but his apparent climate denial followed years … Continue reading World Bank criticised over climate crisis spending

A Harvard report published Tuesday highlights rampant greenwashing by leading companies on social media

An AFP news item on the France 24 website discusses a report commissioned by Greenpeace Netherlands that analysed the text and images of 2,300 posts by 22 of Europe's largest carmakers, fossil fuel producers and airlines this June and July. Two-thirds of companies' social media posts painted a "green innovation" sheen on their operations, the … Continue reading A Harvard report published Tuesday highlights rampant greenwashing by leading companies on social media

Climate change having negative impact on aviation

All across the world, global warming is transforming wind patterns and making them much harder to predict. That means passenger flights are becoming less safe and efficient, as well as giving off more emissions themselves, as Vishwam Sankaran reports on the Independent website.   How the climate crisis is making flying more dangerous “It all … Continue reading Climate change having negative impact on aviation