• Most companies not serious about Net Zero

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • The Times

    Most businesses need to improve the credibility of their Net Zero targets and their plans for meeting them to avoid accusations of “greenwashing” More than a fifth of the world’s biggest public companies have made commitments to cut their emissions to “net zero”, according to a study. However, most businesses need to go further to […]

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  • Green Europe in terminal decline as ‘demographic winter’ grows icier

    • Date: 15/03/21
    • The Times

    European countries fear that their “demographic winter” will grow icier still as a result of a slump in births linked to the pandemic and anguish over an uncertain future. The fall has been particularly acute in southern Europe, raising concerns for health and pension systems that were already under pressure. The figures emerging refute widespread […]

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  • US and EU search for China strategy after being snubbed

    • Date: 10/03/21
    • Politico

    The first European trip by US climate envoy John Kerry sparks a joint effort to get China to cut its emissions. “Together, we can move mountains,” EU Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans said while standing alongside U.S. climate envoy John Kerry. If only they could move China. That’s the problem the pair confronted during a […]

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  • Coal India approves 32 coal mining projects worth $6.4 billion

    • Date: 08/03/21
    • Bloomberg

    Coal India Ltd. approved an investment of about 473 billion rupees ($6.4 billion) on mining projects as the company seeks to boost output to replace imports of the fuel, the Kolkata-based miner said in an emailed statement. The approvals include eight new projects as well as expansion plans for 24 existing mines, Coal India said. […]

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  • EU Commission clashes with Parliament over ‘net’ 2030 climate target

    • Date: 06/03/21
    • EurActiv

    Lawmakers have denounced a “loophole” in the European Commission’s proposed climate target for 2030 and pointed the finger at the EU executive for its hard negotiation style over the EU climate law. MEPs from across the political spectrum turned up the heat on Frans Timmermans, the executive vice-president of the European Commission, during a heated exchange […]

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  • China’s 5-Year Coal Plan: Build Back Blacker, Cheaper & Faster

    • Date: 06/03/21
    • AFP

    China will invest more in coal to power its economy over the next five years, according to a government plan released Friday that only modestly increased renewable ambitions. Environmentalists had been hoping China’s five-year national development plan, unveiled at its annual parliamentary session, would give a roadmap for its goal of carbon neutrality by 2060. […]

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  • World feigns climate concern as most nations ignore Paris Agreement

    • Date: 28/02/21
    • The Times

    A climate summit to be held in Glasgow in November will fail unless more countries follow Britain’s lead and make far more ambitious plans to cut emissions, the United Nations has said. Only two of the world’s 18 largest greenhouse gas emitters — the UK and the European Union — have so far submitted plans […]

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  • UN Security Council rejects climate alarmism

    • Date: 25/02/21
    • Politico

    Russia and India reject attempts to turn global warming into a global security issue. UN Security Council hears of climate threat, does nothing When it comes to climate change, bombs don’t work, so the United Nations Security Council prefers words to action. Tuesday saw the highest profile discussion of climate change in the U.N.’s central […]

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