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Transport industry to focus on lowering carbon footprint

2017-06-01 13:30

The International Transport Forum wants to act as a catalyst for business action on climate change to show the full potential of a drop in carbon emissions for the industry.

No reprieve for Eskom on Paris emission caps

2017-05-10 18:12

Eskom will not be exempted from the greenhouse gas emission targets as agreed upon in the Paris Agreement, says Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Thompson.

Eskom plans its first biomass plant

2017-04-09 06:06

Eskom plans to build its first biomass plant in Mpumalanga in its endeavour to reduce its carbon emissions that contribute over 50% of the country’s total greenhouse gasses.

Australia's 'dirtiest' power station to close

2016-11-03 19:32

One of Australia's dirtiest power plants will be shuttered as it is no longer economically viable.

Brazil ratifies Paris CO2 Agreement

2016-09-12 23:15

Brazil, the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in Latin America has ratified the Paris Agreement to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Transport sector unites against carbon emissions

2016-05-23 17:17

The International Transport Forum has officially launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport.

Climate 'carbon budget' soon maxed out

2016-02-23 20:58

The window of opportunity for humanity to cap global warming by slashing greenhouse gases is closing faster than previously thought.

Mankind's CO2 emissions may delay next ice age

2016-01-14 18:11

Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50 000 years, highlighting our species' ever-more dominant influence on Earth's natural cycles.

CO2 emissions set for historic fall in 2015

2015-12-07 22:20

Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels, the main driver of man-made climate change, are set to decline this year for the first time in a period of global economic growth.

World, business leaders call for global carbon pricing policies

2015-10-21 10:45

Heads of state have joined forces with cities and corporations to call for wider adoption of carbon pricing policies ahead of the UN climate change summit.

 

Governments urged to help aviation industry achieve climate goals

2017-05-31 17:15

Governments have a key role to play in supporting the air transport industry's plans to reduce the impact of climate change on its operations, says an aviation expert.

Oil, mining giants detail road map to reduce carbon by half

2017-04-25 10:54

A group of companies and non-profit agencies that includes Shell and BHP Billiton says global greenhouse gas emissions could be cut in half by 2040.

China pledges 18% carbon emissions cut by 2020

2016-11-06 21:26

China's cabinet has issued a new climate plan targeting an 18% cut in carbon emissions by 2020 compared to 2015 levels.

Deeper carbon cuts needed

2016-11-03 17:36

The world's nations must urgently ramp up commitments to cut planet-warming carbon emissions to avoid "human tragedy".

Call for global aviation carbon offset scheme

2016-06-02 18:30

Governments should adopt a single global carbon offset mechanism to address carbon emissions from international aviation, Iata proposes.

African aviation warms to carbon reduction – Iata

2016-05-20 08:15

African countries seem to be coming around to a global scheme to offset carbon emissions in the aviation industry, says the International Air Transport Association.

Civil aviation to cap carbon emissions

2016-02-09 19:34

Experts have reached an agreement marking the first step towards the adoption of long sought-after carbon emissions norms for civil aircraft.

Report: Countries veer away from fossil fuels, toward renewables

2015-12-08 17:54

An annual index ranking the best and worst countries on energy issues related to climate change shows a global shift from fossil fuels.

Australian premier won't ban new coal mines

2015-10-27 18:00

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected calls to ban new coal mines in the country, saying it will make no difference to world carbon emissions.

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WATCH: Parliament submits plan to lower SA's carbon emissions

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs recently held public hearings on climate change. Watch.

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