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  • Use a “Carbon Law” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    To bridge the gap between science-based targets focused on cutting greenhouse gases, and national commitments to such efforts, international experts propose in the highly renowned journal ‘Science’ a decadal roadmap strategy for achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century. They base this on a simple “carbon law” of halving anthropogenic carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions each ...

  • Emissions targets will harm Irish business

    Government targets to reduce emissions in Ireland will be hard to achieve without damaging businesses in the country, an industry expert has claimed. In an interview with the Irish Independent, Richard Tol, a researcher with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), explained that current Government targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3% a year to 2012 were only possible ...

  • Capturing CO2 Emissions Needed to Meet Climate Targets

    Technologies that are discussed controversially today may be needed to keep the future risks and costs of climate change in check. Combining the production of energy from fossil fuels and biomass with capturing and storing the CO2 they emit (CCS) can be key to achieving current climate policy objectives such as limiting the rise of the global mean temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. This is ...

  • Bush announces new CO2 emission target

    President George W. Bush has outlined a new climate goal for the United States, calling for the nation to halt the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Bush touted his new climate strategy as ambitious, but environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers criticized the plan as feeble and contend it falls far short of what is needed to fend off climate change. 'Waiting until 2025 to stop ...

  • Canada’s 2020 emissions reduction target won’t be reached

    Canada likely will not achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target with the suite of policies and programs currently being implemented. This is the main conclusion of the 2011 analysis by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) of the latest Government of Canada Kyoto Implementation Plan, published on June 2, 2011 pursuant to the 2007 Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU weighs pros and cons of tougher emissions targets

    Study shows cost of responses to global warming is lower today than in 2008, when the EU adopted its climate change goals. The EU has issued a study on the feasibility of toughening its emission reduction targets. The EU has already committed to a cutback in greenhouse gases of at least 20% on 1990 levels by 2020. At the UN climate conference in Copenhagen the bloc pledged to raise that target to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UN calls for tougher carbon emission targets for aviation

    The UN calls for the aviation industry to improve fuel efficiency by 2% a year to 2020, reports EnvidoThe UN aviation authority, the ICAO, has agreed to halve carbon emissions from aviation by 2050.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) proposal released last month included halving carbon emissions from aviation by 2050, ensuring carbon emissions peak from the same date and improving ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Japan dials back climate change emissions target

    Japan has drastically scaled back its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, possibly complicating efforts to forge a global climate change pact. The new target approved by the Cabinet on Friday calls for reducing emissions by 3.8 percent from their 2005 level by 2020. The revision was necessary because the earlier goal of a 25 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Vehicle emissions target aims too low

    Many vehicles adhering to the proposed Euro 5 benchmark - the EU's toughest ever emissions standard - would be considered too dirty for American roads. While it may be easy to dismiss the US as a global eco-villain, Europeans may have something to learn from their gas-guzzling cousins across The Pond when it comes to clean cars. Pressure group the European Federation for Transport and ...

  • EU weighs pros and cons of tougher emissions targets

    Study shows cost of responses to global warming is lower today than in 2008, when the EU adopted its climate change ...

  • Canada can meet it’s emission reduction targets

    Canada could meet its international climate change commitment by using readily available made-in-Canada solutions concludes a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation. The report, Building on the best: Keeping Canada’s climate promise, used analysis by Navius Research to examine ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • Fuel consumption misses the target

    In 2006 the average fuel consumption per 100 kilometres for cars sold in Switzerland was 7.62 litres. According to the Federal Department for the Environment and Transport, Energy and Communications (Uvek), this is a reduction of only 0.05 litres (0.65%). The average consumption agreed between Uvek and car importers was 6.9 litres and hence the target has not been achieved. The main reason for ...

  • President Obama sets a target for cutting US greenhouse gas emissions

    The White House announced on November 25 that President Obama is offering a U.S. target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. The proposed target agrees with the limit set by climate legislation that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but the U.S. Senate is currently considering a bill that cuts GHG emissions to 20% below 2005 levels ...

  • Low-Carbon Technologies are Key to Meeting EU Emissions Targets

    While energy-efficiency gains are needed to lower Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, low-carbon technologies are also crucial if we are to meet ambitious EU emissions targets in the long term, new comparative research concludes. The European Commission’s Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy indicates that a cost-effective transition to achieve the EU's 80 to 95% ...

  • Canada moving closer to 2020 target for GHG emissions reductions

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates new federal regulations combined with provincial actions will achieve nearly half the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions Canada has targeted under the Copenhagen Accord. "Many Canadian GHG emitters are facing carbon costs consistent with emitters in the European Union and at levels well above competitors in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UBC sets aggressive new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    University of British Columbia President Stephen Toope announced aggressive new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for UBC's Vancouver campus.  Toope made the announcement to delegates at the GLOBE 2010 conference in Vancouver, one of the world's largest environmental conferences. UBC has already met international targets established by the Kyoto Protocol for its core academic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Research reveals lack of emissions reduction targets for many FT 500 companies

    The Ethical Corporation Institute has launched a new report on how the FT 500 are reporting their GHG emissions to stakeholders. The report is one of a collection of practical reports on climate change produced for the business community. ‘Corporate GHG emissions reporting 2008’ shows staggering inconsistencies in how companies calculate and verify their emissions, with the companies reporting to ...

  • Car and van makers continue to meet CO2 emission targets ahead of schedule

    A new EEA report, 'Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013' presents final data for both vehicle types, updating preliminary data published earlier this year. The average passenger ...

  • Car industry split over response to 2020 emissions target

    The process that will confirm how Europe’s 2020 emissions target for new cars should be reached has begun, with the leaders of Europe’s car makers greeted by a ‘Star Wars’ style protest. The current limit for new cars is 130g of carbon dioxide per kilometre to be achieved by 2015, and Europe has a target of 95 g/km for 2020. Meeting in Brussels earlier this month, car ...

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