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Carbon emissions to soar in 2021 by second highest rate in history
2021-04-21 12:45:33

Carbon emissions to soar in 2021 by second highest rate in history

Carbon dioxide emissions are forecast to jump this year by the second biggest annual rise in history, as global economies pour stimulus cash into fossil fuels in the recovery from the Covid-19 recession

Twenty-eighth Green Climate Fund Board meeting approves 15 new projects, USD 1.2 billion for climate action
2021-03-30 13:10:44

Twenty-eighth Green Climate Fund Board meeting approves 15 new projects, USD 1.2 billion for climate action

The Green Climate Fund Board has closed its twenty-eighth meeting, approving 15 new climate projects totaling USD 7.5 billion including USD 1.2 billion in GCF funding and USD 6.3 billion in co-financing, for low-emission, climate resilient development

UK proposes requiring businesses to disclose climate risks by 2022
2021-03-29 12:35:04

UK proposes requiring businesses to disclose climate risks by 2022

Britain launched a public consultation on a proposal to require big companies to disclose the risks they face from climate change as soon as 2022, which would make it the first major economy to make such disclosures mandatory

Only a third of the tropical rainforest remains intact
2021-03-17 13:05:12

Only a third of the tropical rainforest remains intact

The world’s first complete historical and current overview reveals that two thirds of the tropical rainforest on Earth are gone or degraded

A blueprint for scaling voluntary carbon markets to meet the climate challenge
2021-03-16 13:05:19

A blueprint for scaling voluntary carbon markets to meet the climate challenge

More and more companies are pledging to help stop climate change by reducing their own greenhouse-gas emissions as much as they can

Ten years after Fukushima, Japan remembers 'man-made' nuclear disaster
2021-03-15 12:45:16

Ten years after Fukushima, Japan remembers 'man-made' nuclear disaster

When a huge earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011, devastating towns and triggering nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima, a stunned world watched the chaotic struggle to contain nuclear disaster since Chernobyl