World leaders need a more complete picture of the complexity before embarking on the construction of a global carbon removal industry

Johanna Forster, Lecturer in Environment and International Development at the University of East Anglia and Naomi Vaughan, Senior Lecturer in Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, in an article on The Conversation website, discuss the problems that need to be overcome if there is to be a global carbon removal industry.   A … Continue reading World leaders need a more complete picture of the complexity before embarking on the construction of a global carbon removal industry

A new ranking of the planet’s largest polluters has Canada in the top 10 for total emissions

As we prepare for COP26 starting in the next few weeks, it is important to get a grasp on some of the countries that really need to increase their efforts to reach net zero. John Woodside writes on the National Observer website that on a per capita basis, depending how one counts it, Canada is … Continue reading A new ranking of the planet’s largest polluters has Canada in the top 10 for total emissions

China’s energy crisis and what it means for our global long-term climate goals

Jun Du, Professor of Economics, Centre Director of Centre for Business Prosperity (CBP) at Aston University in an article on The Conversation website discusses latest developments in China to expand the use of coal as it copes with recent energy problems. Even with these issues, China is committed to decarbonisation. Professor Jun Du concludes: “The … Continue reading China’s energy crisis and what it means for our global long-term climate goals

Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Delivering the energy transition at the rate needed to meet agreed climate targets will require changes much faster than we have achieved for decades. On that there is agreement. But what is the role of efficiency improvement and demand reduction in this? We know what the energy industry vested interests think. According to the Shell … Continue reading Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

Catherine Abreu writes on the National Observer website that Mark Carney has a key role in ensuring the financial community raise their efforts in addressing climate change as we head towards COP26 in Glasgow in a few weeks.   Mark Carney needs to raise the bar on climate action for financial institutions Mark Carney is … Continue reading Calls for Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, to help the finance world do better to address climate change

We need to think about the wide range of ways to cut shipping emissions in the coming decade

One of the sectors doing the most damage is international shipping, the emissions of which are almost equivalent to those of an industrial country like Germany. Simon Bullock, PhD Candidate in Shipping and Climate Change at the University of Manchester provides 10 ways to reduce GHG emissions in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading We need to think about the wide range of ways to cut shipping emissions in the coming decade

What does net-zero emissions actually mean?

Amrou Awaysheh, Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director, Business Sustainability Lab at Indiana University explains in an article on The Conversation website what “net-zero” actually means and why it matters.   More companies pledge ‘net-zero’ emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean? You’ll probably hear the term “net-zero emissions” a … Continue reading What does net-zero emissions actually mean?

World’s first crewless, fully electric cargo ship to set sail

The world’s first fully autonomous and electric cargo ship will launch on its first commercial operation in Norway later this year, which if successful could transform the highly-polluting shipping industry. Lewin Day discusses latest developments in an article on the Hackaday website.   The World’s First Autonomous Electric Cargo Ship Is Due To Set Sail … Continue reading World’s first crewless, fully electric cargo ship to set sail

UNECE helps Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Moldova scale up cost-effective climate action by improving buildings’ energy efficiency

Improving energy efficiency is a cost-effective means to support economic development while contributing to climate action. On a national scale, energy efficiency helps strengthen energy security, reduce energy expenditure, slow down energy demand growth, reduce investment needs for new generation capacities, and creates green jobs. Out of all sectors of economic activity, in many countries, the buildings sector has the largest potential for cost-effective improvement in energy efficiency and emissions reductions. To help capitalise … Continue reading UNECE helps Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Moldova scale up cost-effective climate action by improving buildings’ energy efficiency

Industry and Europe’s “Fit for 55” package

In July the European Commission adopted a package of proposals – called the Fit for 55 package – to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. As the Commission states, achieving these emission reductions in … Continue reading Industry and Europe’s “Fit for 55” package