Activist investors, pushing carbon intensive companies to develop more ambitious climate strategies have scored a major victory as Australia’s largest coal miner Glencore has succumbed to shareholder pressure to take action to address climate change, and announced it will cap its global coal output.
The fastest-expanding industrial sector on the planet is now electricity storage − a battery boom which heralds an end to the need for fossil fuels.
According to new research climate change could be kept in check if a phase out of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately.
As the Earth warms humans will reach for the air conditioning, meaning more electricity demand and higher household bills in China’s cities.
Carbon-emitting fossil fuels can be used as a weapon, hijacked by militants or sold on the black market, creating costs that humanitarian groups can ill afford.
Implementing green strategies like bike lanes and better building codes could bring world cities more than $580 billion in benefits, researchers say
Not enough governments are on track to cut carbon emissions, but private sector could be the saviour if coal, oil and gas subsidies are removed, UN Environment suggests
As the small Pacific island state grapples with the threat of rising sea levels caused by global warming, major fossil fuel companies find themselves in deep water as the country plans to take them to court over their contributions to climate change.
Growing enough greenery to provide cleaner fuel and slow climate change will need a biofuel land grab: a 10 to 30-fold rise in land devoted to green crops.
The governments behind the landmark Kigali Amendment on climate-busting hydro-fluorocarbon refrigerants are taking aim at energy efficiency improvements that could double the benefit of the HFC phasedown from 0.5 to 1.0°C.
In a new report, the IEA explores what these changing dynamics mean for six major oil-producing states and the consequences of a global push to meet climate change goals.
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