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.


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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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.

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.

Calculating the costs

2012-10-01 07:00

All firms can score if they know their carbon footprint, says Tim James.

Tshwane BRT system takes off

2012-07-11 14:07

The construction of the Tshwane Bus Rapid Transit system, which is set to reduce traffic accidents, congestion and carbon emissions, has started.

Trade war, chaos threats on EU carbon plan

2012-03-23 17:30

Opposition to the European Union's carbon charge for airlines flying into its airspace have grown amid warnings of a trade war and chaos in the skies.


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.

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.

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.

Mango to go carbon neutral

2012-09-20 09:26

State-owned airline Mango has launched a 10-year plan to become the first carbon neutral airline in Africa.

EU carbon law dealbreaker for climate talks

2012-04-11 12:05

India has warned the European Union that a law penalising airlines for carbon emissions could scupper global talks on climate change.

India urges airlines to ignore EU scheme

2012-03-20 10:37

India has joined China in strident opposition to an EU Emissions Trading Scheme requiring all flights in and out of Europe to pay for their carbon emissions.

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