Tagged with climate change

Japanese government urged to reconsider its ”disappointing” proposals to cut GHG emissions and adopt a more “ambitious” stance

Japanese government urged to reconsider its ”disappointing” proposals to cut GHG emissions and adopt a more “ambitious” stance

Samuel Lovett writes on The Independent website about the lack of ambition in Japan’s latest targets that remain unchanged from first commitments made five years ago under Paris Agreement.   Japan’s latest climate change plans criticised as ‘feeble’ and ‘shameful’ Japan’s new proposals for fighting climate change have been described as “feeble” and “shameful”, after … Continue reading

The time window for halving global emissions has narrowed: in 2010, the world thought it had 30 years to halve global GHG emissions; today, we know that this must happen in ten years

The time window for halving global emissions has narrowed: in 2010, the world thought it had 30 years to halve global GHG emissions; today, we know that this must happen in ten years

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, countries set goals that require halving carbon emissions by 2030. In a new piece in Nature, Professor Harald Winkler, from the University of Cape Town (and a friend of EiD), as part of an international team, delivers the bad news that the emissions gap – … Continue reading

Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement

Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement

Patrick Greenfield and Kalyeena Makortoff write in The Guardian that recent analysis shows that the world’s largest investment banks are failing to respond to the climate crisis.   Study: global banks ‘failing miserably’ on climate crisis by funneling trillions into fossil fuels The world’s largest investment banks have funnelled more than £2.2tn ($2.66tn) into fossil … Continue reading

Europe-wide poll on attitudes to flying and climate change has revealed a large majority of people now support a ban on short-haul flights

Europe-wide poll on attitudes to flying and climate change has revealed a large majority of people now support a ban on short-haul flights

The European Investment Bank polled 28,088 people, across all 28 European Union member states (including Britain, which was a member at the time) with 62 per cent stating they supported a ban on short-distance flights, and 72 per cent said they would support a carbon tax on flights. Harry Cockburn explains more results in an … Continue reading