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Polluters face price pain as global carbon trading system moves forward

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The world’s biggest polluters have amassed trillions of pounds in profits over recent decades amid the steepest rises in carbon emissions and global temperatures on record. Yet despite this surge, and the well-underst...

‘Luxury carbon consumption’ of top 1% threatens 1.5C global heating limit

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The carbon dioxide emissions of the richest 1% of humanity are on track to be 30 times greater than what is compatible with keeping global heating below 1.5C, new research warns, as scientists urge governments to “con...

Practical problems with personal carbon allowances

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In reviving the idea of giving everyone a personal carbon allowance (PCA), Polly Toynbee’s article (We need radical policies to reach net zero. Here’s a fairer way to do them, 2 novembre) fails to mention the practica...

Q&UN: how fast do we need to cut carbon emissions?

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Speed matters – the longer we leave it, the harder it gets. Scientists now know that achieving any climate outcome, such as the Paris agreement goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures...

Greta Thunberg leaves carbon offsetting meeting urging attendees to ‘stop greenwashing’ - video

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A video of Greta Thunberg leaving a meeting on improving the integrity of the voluntary carbon market has appeared from Cop26. As the climate activist leaves, Thunburg tells those in attendance to 'stop greenwashing'....

‘Carbon is my thing’: the climate geek trying to erase his footprint

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Frogs hopping around his sheep field were a sure sign to Prof David Reay that the land wanted to be boggy. It had been grazed for centuries and keeping a particular area dry had been a constant battle. “The frogs were...

Australia’s zany prospectus for net zero can’t hide its carbon addiction

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Countries and corporations have been falling over each other to claim they are doing more than any other in the world to stop climate breakdown. Now Australia has added to the throngs of climate pledges. One of the wo...

EU carbon border levy could sabotage climate goals, says thinktank

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The EU could inadvertently “sabotage efforts” to limit global heating to 1.5C or 2C as a result of a controversial carbon border levy, a thinktank has said. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) said the EU...

Crown gives go ahead to rival ‘net zero carbon’ North Sea schemes

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A clash between two multibillion pound “net zero carbon” schemes is brewing in the North Sea after the Queen’s property manager granted development rights for one patch of seabed to two different projects at the same ...

Court orders French government to ‘repair’ carbon emissions overshoot

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A French court has ordered the government to make up for its failure to meet its own greenhouse gas reduction targets, saying it needed to “repair” the emissions overshoots. Four NGOs backed by a petition signed by 2....

UK, US, Cina: how the world’s carbon ‘centre of gravity’ moved over 200 anni

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The geographic centre of the world’s carbon emissions used to sit atop the UK. Now it sits squarely over China Wed 13 Oct 2021 07.00 EDT L...

Carbon emissions ‘will drop just 40% di 2050 with countries’ current pledges’

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Current plans to cut global carbon emissions will fall 60% short of their 2050 net zero target, the International Energy Agency has said, as it urged leaders to use the upcoming Cop26 climate conference to send an “un...

Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys

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Google Maps is to offer drivers the lowest carbon route for their chosen journey as part of the search company’s new environmentally friendly policies. Motorists will be able to select the route with the lowest carbo...

Biomass is promoted as a carbon neutral fuel. But is burning wood a step in the wrong direction?

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Thick dust has been filling the air and settling on homes in Debra David’s neighborhood of Hamlet, Carolina del Nord, ever since a wood pellet plant started operating nearby in 2019. The 64-year-old said the pollution is...

Why does a carbon dioxide shortage matter so much to the UK economy?

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Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of industrial production, but it has a wide range of uses across numerous industries: from cooling nuclear power plants and extending the life of packaged fruit and vegetables, to surgica...

Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, i dati mostrano

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August was another record month for global wildfire emissions, according to new satellite data that highlights how tinderbox conditions are widening across the world as a result of the climate crisis. The Copernicus A...

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