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  • Border carbon tax could cut emissions

    The US, China and the European Union (EU) should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand cabinet minister. It would mean that if China, for example, includes rice in its emissions trading scheme, any rice it then imports − and which had not been subject to an emissions tax in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Agriculture has big role to play in curbing greenhouse gas emissions

    The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, FAO said today in a new report. Agriculture, including forestry, fisheries and livestock production, generate around a fifth of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture must both contribute more to combating climate change while bracing to ...

  • 2015 Climate Finance by MDBs at US$25 Billion

    In 2015, six multilateral development banks (MDBs) jointly committed more than US$25 billion in climate finance. According to the '2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks' Climate Finance,' in addition, a total of US$55.7 billion were committed in co-finance, raising the total to US$80.8 billion. The sum committed in 2015 by the six MDBs represents an 11% drop compared to climate ...

  • Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions

    Original story at MIT News The roadway network is an important part of the nation’s transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this ...

  • Committee on Climate Change urge Scotland to slash emissions by 60% in 13 years

    The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. The Committee’s new report, Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032, recommends emissions reductions of 61% by 2030 in order to meet the requirements of the Climate Change ...


    By Sustainable Homes

  • Committee on Climate Change urge Scotland to slash emissions by 60% in 13 years

    The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. The Committee’s new report, Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032, recommends emissions reductions of 61% by 2030 in order to meet the requirements of the Climate Change ...


    By Sustainable Homes

  • Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

    How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production cycles, as well as limiting nitrogen fertilisers, to ...

  • EPA Announces Update Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guidance Documents For Biofuels

    On March 7, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the update of three greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory guidance documents. The documents have new emission factors and guidance on data estimation methods, with specific sections on waste and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's environmental panel requires new aircraft designs meet the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Significant Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across UN - New Report

    The United Nations emitted over 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2014 - the same as the annual CO2 emissions from 191,019 US homes or from consuming 4,868,772 barrels of oil, according to the organization's annual reporting of its greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, efforts to reduce emissions continued across the UN with 18 UN system ...

  • New N2O Wastewater System

    The N2O Wastewater System is the world’s only sensor for direct and real-time measurement of dissolved nitrous oxide N2O) in wastewater. Together with new control and process strategies, it enables reduction of total carbon footprint. Large impact of N2O on carbon footprint N2O is a product of both nitrification and denitrification during the biological treatment of wastewater. ...


    By Unisense Environment A/S

  • Green innovations could cut carbon emissions from road projects by a third

    Carbon emissions from Dutch road networks could be reduced by almost a third if more innovative materials and processes were used, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the potential benefits associated with 10 innovations in road construction and maintenance, and compared them to conventional materials and processes. In order to meet its emissions goals, the EU transport sector must reduce ...

  • Coal not going away anytime soon despite renewables push

     Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it - at least not yet. It is the biggest source of heat-trapping greenhouse gases that negotiators around the world hope to limit in an agreement to be thrashed out in Paris next month. Demand for coal is leveling off, but it will remain a key energy source for decades, no matter how many billions of dollars of investment go into cleaner ...


    By Associated Press

  • Greenhouse gas concentrations hit yet another record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise which is fuelling climate change and will make the planet more dangerous and inhospitable for future generations. The World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin says that between 1990 and ...

  • EU emissions down 23 percent, passing 2020 target

    The European Union, the world's No. 3 greenhouse gas polluter, says its emissions fell 4 percent last year, meaning the 28-nation bloc has already surpassed its target for 2020. A report by the EU's environment agency on Tuesday said 2014 emissions were 23 percent lower than in 1990. The EU's goal is to achieve 20 percent reductions by 2020, ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU climate boss says emissions cuts not enough

    Europe's climate chief has acknowledged for the first time that climate pledges made by national governments ahead of a major U.N. conference fall short of meeting the international goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the EU's projections show the current ...


    By Associated Press

  • COP 21: environment MEPs adopt mandate for Paris climate talks

    In a resolution adopted by 55 votes to 5, with 8 abstentions, the committee also says a share of the EU's carbon market allowances should be earmarked for climate finance and the aviation and shipping sectors should initiate measures to curb their emissions by the end of 2016. "The stakes are huge. We must limit the global rise in temperature to 2 degrees C if we are to curb climate change and ...


    By European Parliament

  • Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

    Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation. European Union data shows that once countries adopt measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), they often exceed their targets − and this finding is backed up by figures released this week in a ...


    By Climate News Network

  • MEPs demand end to aviation tax breaks, but fudge investor protection in trade deal

    MEPs today called for EU-US cooperation to end aviation fuel tax exemptions as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The clear statement was in sharp contrast to the Parliament’s ambiguity on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), where it called for an ‘alternative system’ but with the same purpose as ISDS – leaving EU negotiators none the ...

  • Healthcare systems require tighter rules as the European Union seeks to cut climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Hospitals and other health institutions should be obliged by the European Union to act more rigorously in combating climate change, a lobby group says. The EU’s healthcare sector plays a major role in Europe’s economy – it accounts for up to 10% of gross domestic product in many countries. Healthcare also accounts for a big slice of the ...


    By Climate News Network

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