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US cities working to reduce emissions in the absence of bold action in Washington

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After the Cop26 conference ended in Glasgow, many activists and climate scientists felt the agreement didn’t go far enough and that the US government was among those who had not backed strong words with enough actual ...

Pollutionwatch: the double benefit of cutting methane emissions

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Reducing carbon dioxide alone will not limit global temperature rises to 1.5C; we have to limit methane emissions too. The global methane pledge could therefore be one of the biggest achievements from the Glasgow clim...

Al Gore ‘disappointed’ Scott Morrison didn’t increase Australia’s 2030 emissions target

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The former US vice president Al Gore has criticised the Morrison government for failing to increase the ambition of Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target and warned coal workers to be deeply sceptical about “hol...

US-China deal on emissions welcomed by global figures and climate experts

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An unexpected agreement between the US and China to work together on cutting emissions has been broadly welcomed by leaders and climate experts. The world’s two biggest emitters appeared to put aside their differences...

China and the US announce plan to work together on cutting emissions

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China and the US announced a surprise plan to work together on cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the crucial next decade, in a strong boost to the Cop26 summit, as negotiators wrangled over a draft outcome. The worl...

Cop26 draft calls for tougher emissions pledges by next year

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A draft of the Cop26 negotiation outcome published overnight urges countries to strengthen their 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets by the end of next year in a recognition of the yawning gap between current pledge...

Q&A: 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...

Narendra Modi vows India will reduce emissions to net zero by 2070 – video

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The Indian prime minister made five pledges on the country's efforts in tackling the climate emergency over the next few decades. India, a developing country of more than 1.3 billion people, is the world’s third large...

Biden to unveil pledge to slash global methane emissions by 30%

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US president Joe Biden will try to underscore his green credentials by unveiling an action plan to control methane, regarded by the administration as the single most potent way to combat the climate crisis in the shor...

Narendra Modi pledges India will reach net zero emissions by 2070

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India will meet a target of net zero emissions by 2070, the country’s prime minister has told the Cop26 global climate summit. Speaking at the world leaders’ summit at the UN conference in Glasgow, Narendra Modi made ...

Australia news live update: Scott Morrison to unveil details of 2050 net-zero emissions plan

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Prime minister expected to reveal how Australia will meet climate commitment after cabinet formally adopted target

Australia’s biggest industry group calls on Morrison government to halve emissions by 2030

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Australia’s biggest industry association has called on the Morrison government to set a target of cutting the country’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 to join the global “mainstream” on the climate crisis. I...

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....

Cement makers across world pledge large cut in emissions by 2030

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Cement makers around the world have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by up to a quarter this decade and reach net zero by 2050, in a move they said would make a major difference to the prospects for the C...

Historical climate emissions reveal responsibility of big polluting nations

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Analysis of the total carbon dioxide emissions of countries since 1850 has revealed the nations with the greatest historical responsibility for the climate emergency. But six of the top 10 have yet to make ambitious n...

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

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In 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in Alberta started slipping a special ingredient into their animals’ feed. The cows remained oblivious – their forage tasted no different – but by munching on, they had been enlisted i...

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