US to rejoin Paris climate deal if Democrats voted to power: Joe Biden

Biden is challenging Trump, a Republican, in the November 3 US presidential election. Trump, who has made withdrawing from the climate agreement one of his election campaign pledges, has said the deal “punished” the US and would cost millions of American jobs.

Decarbonising gas is key to climate goals, consultancy says

More than 40% of gas used in Europe is expected to be decarbonised via CCS by 2050, based on current technology and policy trends, DNV GL said. But greater efforts were needed to limit global warming this century to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

The US must lead in the fight against climate change

The United States produces approximately 15 percent of global carbon emissions, which by all means is a significant amount. However, this figure leaves 85 percent of emissions out of our hands, 30 percent of which come from China. While reaching net zero emissions in our own nation is a worthy goal, we can’t make global […]

Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

In April, more than 50% of Woodside shareholders and 43% of Origin shareholders called on the oil and gas companies to set science-based targets to cut both their own emissions and the “scope 3” emissions released by their customers. The Woodside vote was the first time a climate resolution received more than 5o% support in […]

U.S. cities, states pledge to preserve Paris deal

“It is important for the world to know, the American government may have pulled out of the Paris agreement, but the American people are committed to its goals, and there is nothing Washington can do to stop us,” former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a global climate meeting in Bonn.

The US, China and India must lead to reverse the climate trend

The fiscal gains for the three nations could be enormous. Based on the recommended base price of carbon at $40 per metric ton, China could generate 14 percent additional revenues to help local governments finance this shift. Overall, the benefits of implementing the Paris climate change agreement far outweigh its costs. Capital investments to replace […]

Denmark to Present Initiative on Paris Agreement Fulfillment at UNGA

STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — According to the statement, the initiative should ensure the close cooperation between regions, cities and industrial companies in eliminating the obstacles to environmentally friendly economic growth in the fields of agriculture, food industry, energy and urban development.

Acting U.S. Ambassador to China Quits Over Trump’s Climate Policy

Now the United States’ top diplomat in China, charge d’affaires officer David Rank, has joined them. The acting U.S. ambassador to China said on Monday that he is resigning from his post in Beijing over Trump’s plan to ditch the climate agreement. According to NBC News, Rank said in a speech to embassy staff that […]

There Are 100 Companies Responsible for Climate Change, Activist Says

“Heede’s latest advocacy piece adds nothing to climate science. It is a calculator exercise that purports to track — inaccurately — historical production of oil, gas, and coal. The report unintentionally highlights one reason climate litigation against oil and gas companies is not a part of serious climate policy.

A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change

A Fee and Dividend bill now stands before Congress — The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Some politicians suggest using some of the collected fee for specific programs, but that makes the policy regressive. Other people want income restrictions on who receives the dividend, but that makes the policy more complex and makes it harder […]