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.

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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EU tightening auto emission tests to prevent cheating

2015-09-26 21:06

The EU decided to change its diesel car emission tests to prevent the sort of rigging used by German auto giant Volkswagen after discrepancies in the results, EU sources say.

China's emissions overestimated says study

2015-08-19 22:02

The United Nations and other international bodies have vastly overestimated China's greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade or more, according to a new study.


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.

SA pledges to peak its greenhouse gases by 2025

2015-09-28 07:27

SA says it will need funding of R41.7bn a year for 10 years to invest in renewable electricity and R4.85trn for 40 years to totally decarbonise its power industry.

Minister to brief cabinet on climate change plan

2015-09-15 11:02

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will shortly present SA's climate change plan to cabinet ahead of a UN convention on a new climate change deal.

Obama in political, legal storm with new power rules

2015-08-04 20:48

President Barack Obama has launched the first-ever climate rules for US power plants, calling for sweeping reductions in carbon emissions and provoking protests.

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