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

In a statement on Monday, the Climate Action steering committee lists “indicators” on which the businesses will be measured, including whether they have strategies to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and reduce the “scope 3” emissions released by customers using the companies’ products.

UK citizens’ assembly wants ‘fair’ path to 2050 net-zero emissions goal

LONDON: Taxes on frequent fliers, more wind and solar power, and better protection for nature should be key policies in Britain’s push to meet its promise to cut emissions to net zero by 2050, a citizens’ assembly advised the country’s lawmakers on Thursday.But its final recommendations in a report to parliament did not back nuclear […]

Scottish Water sets out renewables route map to net-zero emissions

“I know Scottish Water is speaking to other agencies about how they’ve come to the proposals that they’ve set out and other organisations will be considering whether they have some of the same advantages that Scottish Water does have in this regard.”

JTI Vietnam aims at Net Zero carbon emissions

It has up to 20ha of bare land, of which Tan Son commune accounts for 8ha. The move aims to increase forest coverage, improve biodiversity, and prevent climate change in protected areas. It also means JTI Vietnam helps offset nearly 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions – equivalent to the total emissions of JTI office in […]

Is zero-emission truck maker Nikola the new Tesla, or just hot air?

Nikola aims to revolutionize the future of the transportation sector. But with one investor claiming the group is running on empty, it has been having a rollercoaster ride on the stock exchange for the past week.Founded in 2015 by Trevor Milton, the company is mainly working on the development of trucks and pick-ups powered by […]

Fifth of all global CO2 emissions come from the supply chains of large multinational companies such as Total, BP and Coca Cola, study finds

Carbon footprint of MNEs in the electronics sector in 2016 (MtCO2 at both axes). The blue bars represent the carbon emissions in supply chains of MNEs in a certain country. The lines represent the carbon emissions in supply chains of large foreign affiliates of Samsung and Apple 

Switching to electric vehicles may improve air quality, lower emissions: Study

In the wintertime, however, ozone levels increase slightly but are already much lower compared to summer due to a chemical reaction that occurs differently during times of lesser winter sunlight. “Across scenarios, we found the more cars that transitioned to electric power, the better for summertime ozone levels,” said Jordan Schnell, a postdoctoral research fellow […]

U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions

DETROIT: California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future generations.The administration billed the proposed rollback from Obama-era fuel efficiency standards as […]

Criticism over BP bid to help Aberdeen City Council cut emissions

Head of policy, Fabrice Leveque, said: “Given the role BP has played in driving global climate chaos over the years, it’s only right that it now takes action to help places like Aberdeen transition rapidly to a future that is no longer reliant on fossil fuels.

Australia officials probe if dead shark in net killed surfer

Jade Parker said he was about to enter the surf at Greenmount Beach on Tuesday when he saw Slater floating motionless near his board. He waded in to help other surfers and lifeguards bring Slater in, and found a 4 centimeter (1.6 inch) tooth lodged in Slater’s board, which he said was from “an obvious […]