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New Data Gives Hope for Meeting the Paris Climate Targets

By |2017-11-09T10:17:12+00:00December 4th, 2017|News|

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, [...]

The COP23 Climate Change Summit in Bonn and Why it Matters

By |2017-11-07T16:14:22+00:00November 21st, 2017|News|

Halting dangerous global warming means putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation What is happening? The world’s nations are meeting for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties”(COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which aims to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference [...]

2017 Set to be One of Top Three Hottest Years on Record

By |2017-11-07T15:59:54+00:00November 18th, 2017|News|

Data so far this year points to 2017 continuing a long-term trend of record breaking temperatures around the world, says World Meteorological Organization 2017 is set to be one of the hottest three years on record, provisional data suggests, confirming yet again a warming trend that scientists say bears the fingerprints of human actions. The [...]

UN Warns of ‘Unacceptable’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap

By |2017-11-02T11:13:34+00:00November 11th, 2017|News|

Report reveals large gap between government pledges and the reductions needed to prevent dangerous global warming There is still a large gap between the pledges by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the reductions scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, the UN has said. Current plans from national governments, and pledges [...]

Protecting Forest Dwellers Goes Hand in Hand with Protecting Forests, Whitehall Told

By |2017-10-26T17:18:21+00:00November 7th, 2017|News|

Indigenous community leaders are urging the UK government to do more to protect the forest dwellers who defend rainforests from illegal loggers Activists have marched through Whitehall to urge the UK government to give more support to environmental defenders who risk their lives protecting rainforests, rivers and the climate. The demonstration on Tuesday was [...]

Big Companies’ Climate Change Targets are ‘Unambitious’, Say Analysts

By |2017-10-26T09:20:44+00:00November 6th, 2017|News|

While almost all companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, those plans don’t go far enough, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project Nearly nine out of 10 of the world’s biggest companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, new research has found, but only a fifth of them are doing so for 2030 [...]