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Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities ...

Global 500 emissions on the rise

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 22, 2014)

A new report released by Thomson Reuters on greenhouse gas (GHG) examining emissions data from the world’s 500 largest businesses (the Global 500) shows emissions from this group are trending upwards despite reduction targets announced by many members. Written in collaboration with ...

Eaton’s South Molton Plant Honored for Reducing Waste, GHG Emissions through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

by Eaton Corporation  (Jan. 6, 2015)

Power management company Eaton is honoring its aerospace facility in South Molton, U.K, for achieving "zero waste-to-landfill" by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through strategies such as recycling, re-use and new work processes. Eaton is encouraging its manufacturing sites to achieve zero waste-to-landfill as part of its waste ...

Aviation industry faces pressure to stop GHG threat

by Climate News Network  (Jan. 1, 2015)

If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The aviation industry ...

Novelis and World Wildlife Fund Partner to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Novelis Inc.  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their ...

EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 4, 2014)

The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from ...

EU Reports Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 4, 2014)

The European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come ...

EU Parliament passes law to make ships report climate emissions

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Dec. 3, 2014)

For the first time, all shipping companies calling at EU ports will have to measure and publicly report carbon emissions under a law approved by an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee today. Sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) says that the law is weak – it only ...

US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

by Associated Press  (Jan. 13, 2015)

The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production. A broad, preliminary plan - expected to be unveiled this week - aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025 compared with 2012 levels. Reductions are to come from a mix of ...

EU commits to cut greenhouse gas emissions

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 28, 2014)

European Union leaders have reached agreement on a Climate and Energy deal for the period 2020 to 2030. The broad climate change pact has set a new target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU by 2030. Ambitious targets were also set for increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the EU as a whole (to 27%) and for ...

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