• East European Nations Reject New Climate Targets

    • Date: 15/07/20
    • GWPF News

    The European Union remains deeply divided over plans to increase its CO2 emissions targets, with East European ministers refusing to commit to bigger cuts. The EU has agreed to unilaterally cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. This target has been criticised by climate activists who claim that more radical cuts are needed to […]

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  • India’s Rice Harvest May Hit Record High After Above Average Monsoon Season

    • Date: 13/07/20
    • Reuters

    India has received 14% higher than average rain since the monsoon season began on June 1 Indian farmers have planted 12 million hectares with summer-sown rice, preliminary farm ministry data for this year showed, up 25% from last year as robust monsoon rains encouraged the expansion of acreage. Buoyed by the plentiful rains, rice farmers […]

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  • Coronavirus Derails EU’s Climate Focus

    • Date: 05/07/20
    • EUobserver

    Germany’s EU presidency faces staunch opposition to climate protection measures. Expectations for climate protection were heaped onto 2020. The Paris Climate Convention means that Germany and its fellow signatories must sign up for higher climate targets before the year end. The EU’s Green Deal, a package of pro-climate measures, is on the drawing board. Against this […]

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  • The Benefits Of Global Warming: Record-High World Grain Production For Second Year In A Row

    • Date: 04/07/20
    • Successful Farming

    With production surging by 4.4%, corn will drive world cereal grain production to record levels in 2020/2021, said the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in its first forecast of the new crops. It was the second forecast in a week of record global output as the planting season ends in the northern hemisphere. The FAO […]

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  • Corona Crisis: UN Delays Green Deal For Aviation

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • New Scientist

    A landmark deal curbing the impact of aviation on climate change was watered down at a United Nations (UN) meeting yesterday, meaning airlines likely will not have to start offsetting their growing carbon emissions for several years later than planned. Four years ago, 191 countries agreed for the first time to tackle aviation’s fast-growing carbon footprint by making the […]

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  • Energy For Africa Week: Aid Groups Accused Of Colonial Mentality

    • Date: 30/06/20
    • The Zimbabwean

    Dr Peiser said it was important for donors and the World Bank to support local solutions rather than imposing what he called “a new form of colonialism”. Zimbabwe can set an example to the world in domestic power supply, according to the head of a London think tank. Dr Benny Peiser who leads the Global […]

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  • EU Ministers Exclude Nuclear Energy & Natural Gas From Green Transition Fund

    • Date: 26/06/20
    • EurActiv

    European Union countries agreed on Wednesday (24 June) that the bloc’s flagship fund to wean regions off fossil fuels should not finance nuclear or natural gas projects, despite calls from some Eastern countries for gas to be eligible for EU funding. The European Commission, the EU’s executive, wants to set up a €40 billion Just […]

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  • The Truth About Europe’s Green Hypocrisy: EU Made ‘No Progress’ In Climate Action Over Past Five Years, Eurostat Reveals

    • Date: 24/06/20
    • Energy Live News

    The European Commission has acknowledged “insufficient” action to tackle climate change after the EU’s statistics office showed little has been achieved overall since 2015. Progress towards the EU’s climate and energy targets has stalled, as has the shift towards a circular economy. That’s one of the findings of the latest report by the EU statistics […]

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