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 […]
While Britain no longer holds much developing-country debt after forgiving most of it decades ago, as host of next year’s major U.N. climate summit it could put pressure on creditors in London’s financial center to participate in such swaps, he said.
He said much now rests on the actions of major emitters, China, the US, Europe, Russia, India and Japan, in interviews with AFP and other members of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of news outlets committed to increased climate coverage.
Despite these green shoots, the party is “still very much a north-western phenomenon”, said Pascal LeTendre-Hanns, who monitors European politics at Hanbury Strategy. “In southern Europe the focus has been so much on the economy and jobs, it has been hard for green parties to get much of a foothold,” he said, adding these countries […]
“Be inspired by the stories of innovation that will be shared, and take the initiative to implement real and meaningful change at home. Be the voices that urge leaders around the world to pursue an inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19, one that puts our planet on the path to net-zero global emissions,” he said.
New Delhi: Finland’s Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) and Delhi-based ‘Climate Trends’ in a new report on Tuesday established how northern India’s energy systems, comprising the world’s largest metropolitan area — Delhi-NCR — can be switched to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.The study finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in northern India can […]
“It’s not enough to do a few key policy changes in a few sectors. We are really looking at what we call systemic or system-wide change to try and create more climate resilience for communities.”
Pelosi and her counterparts also assured that their respective countries would maintain contact with each other to “ensure a high level of mobilization” while battling the coronavirus pandemic – as nearly one million people have died from COVID-19 worldwide and countries have reported 28 million confirmed cases.
“Companies from around the world of all sizes and stages will be considered, from pre-product startups to well-established enterprises. Each prospective investment will be judged on its potential to accelerate the path to zero carbon and help protect the planet for future generations,” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said.