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

The voluntary guidelines, known as the climate measurement standards initiative, are designed to give banks and insurers consistent scientific advice on how to assess the risk of damage from events including bushfires, cyclones, floods, droughts and heatwaves.

Cabinet steps up air pollution controls

Wednesday’s meeting called for structural adjustments in energy, industries and transport, with measures to boost the clean use of coal and expedite the transformation of industries producing steel, coke, petrochemicals and construction materials. The shipment of commodities by railway and the use of new-energy cargo vehicles in urban delivery services will be significantly increased.

What is China doing to tackle its air pollution?

“We have particles that have a diameter smaller than a virus. Human hair is very big compared to these. The larger ones will be deposited into the lung – that’s the biggest worry. But recent scientific evidence shows that when the particles are small enough they go into the bloodstream, they can go directly into […]

UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

The result of official inaction is that air pollution has barely improved in 20 years and legal limits for NO2 are being regularly breached in most urban areas. Government does not expect EU targets to be met until 2025 in London and 2020 in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Glasgow, West Yorkshire, Teesside, the Potteries, […]

EESL’s EVs reduce air pollution, mitigate 5,604 tonne of CO2 emissions

Energy Efficiency Service Ltd (EESL) on Wednesday said the electric vehicles deployed by the company have helped reduce air pollution and mitigate 5,604 tonne of CO2 emissions. EESL is combating air pollution in the nation by driving India’s e-mobility transition. In line with the #iCommit initiative launched by Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister […]

Upgrade current emissions testing procedures: CSE

NEW DELHI: The current practice of pollution under control (PUC) is “rudimentary and ineffective”, a green body has said while asking the government to take steps to upgrade the current emissions testing procedures and make vehicle manufacturers liable for emissions performance.

China pollution: Factories closed by Beijing smog

Levels of PM2.5, the smallest and deadliest smog particles, rose as high as 303 micrograms a cubic metre in some parts of Beijing on Saturday, and could top 500 in coming days – more than 20 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organization.

Align type-approval norms for retro-fitment of LPG/CNG kits with European laws: Industry

India’s type-approval norms for retro-fitment of LPG/CNG kits in automobiles with European standards, saying the prevalent norms were a major impediment to clean air goal. India Auto LPG Coalition, the apex body of autogas sellers in India, has written to Dinesh Tyagi, Director International Centre for Automotive Technology, saying irrational type-approval norms regulating aftermarket retro […]

European Commission to propose more ambitious emissions limits for autos

European Commission will propose that the European Union further tighten its auto emissions limits, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Friday, prompting a pushback from Germany’s car industry, the region’s biggest.Under the proposal, by 2030 the average carbon dioxide emissions of new cars should be 50% below 2021 levels. The bloc’s current […]

Cooperate on climate or ‘we will be doomed’: UN chief

“I think the failure that was shown in the capacity to contain the spread of the virus — by the fact that there was not enough international coordination in the way the virus was fought — that failure must make countries understand that they need to change course,” he told AFP.