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.

Start now for cheaper carbon-free growth - World Bank - TRFN

2015-05-12 07:52

Countries around the world can move their economies onto a path that cuts net emissions of climate-changing gases to zero at an affordable cost but they should start now, the World Bank says.

Obama 2016 budget urges emission cuts

2015-02-02 13:00

President Barack Obama proposes $7.4bn to fund clean energy technologies and a $4bn fund to encourage US to make faster cuts to emissions from power plants.

'Real change happens at home' - here's how to reduce your carbon footprint

We're joined in studio by Happy Khambule and Neoka Naidoo from Project 90 by 2030 who talk to us about what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. Watch.

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New natural wonder: Giant living SA flag

2014-10-28 12:31

A huge South African flag, made up of millions of coloured desert plants and solar panels, will soon be visible in the Karoo – and from space.

Ikea may tighten carbon rules

2014-10-13 16:00

Leading furniture retailer Ikea may introduce an internal carbon emissions price in order to protect the environment and create a "new and better" company.

UN climate talks fracture over carbon markets

2014-06-16 20:00

The use of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was dealt a blow after two weeks of UN talks ended in deadlock.

UN's carbon role questioned

2014-04-25 15:06

The UN body tasked with channelling billions of dollars to cutting emissions is under growing scrutiny as its once booming investment programme dries up.

Anger at Germany moves on CO2

2013-10-16 06:55

Environmentalists voiced anger Tuesday that Germany is seeking to ease European carbon emission limits for passenger cars to protect its powerful auto sector.

Carbon emissions hit record high in 2012

2013-06-10 22:54

China has led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to an acceptable level.


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.

First carbon auction to help Australia meet pledge

2015-04-24 08:47

Australia says its plan to pay polluters to reduce carbon emissions blamed for climate change was off to a good start and would help the nation become a world leader.

It's not too late to reduce SA's carbon output - expert

As reports and studies suggest 2014 was the hottest year on record, we speak to Project 90 by 2030's Gray Maguire about global warming in the South African context. Watch.

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Australia reaches climate compromise

2014-10-29 10:35

Australia's government has reached a deal with independent senators and a key opposition party to secure support for a fund to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

EU compromises on new climate change deal

2014-10-24 10:25

European Union leaders have struck a deal on a target to cut carbon emissions, but critics warn compromises have undermined the fight against climate change.

Britain set to curb carbon emissions by 50%

2014-07-22 14:00

The British government has vowed to stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50% of the 1990 levels.

Calculating a building's green credentials

2014-06-13 17:13

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has published a methodology to calculate the total carbon emitted for a building.

EU Commission calls for carbon cut

2014-01-22 18:49

The European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed a 40% goal for lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a 27% share for renewable energy.

Earthquakes trigger methane reservoirs

2013-07-28 22:21

Earthquakes can rip open sub-sea pockets of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, according to a study by German and Swiss scientists.

SA business reduces carbon

2012-11-23 07:33

South Africa's top 100 listed companies have materially reduced their reported greenhouse gas emissions, but Eskom stays the main culprit, a report shows.

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