A new study has shown global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 8.8 per cent in the first six months of this year, the biggest ever drop for a first half-year period, due to the effects of coronavirus-related restrictions.
Governments have already announced $11.8 trillion in fiscal stimulus in response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, more than three times the amount spent in response to the Great Recession of 2008-09. While most of it will prioritize healthcare and direct support to the unemployed, about 30% of stimulus packages are being spent in sectors that impact the environment.
As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers. Without rapid action, runaway climate change will be far harder to prevent.
According to the International Energy Agency’s Key World Energy Statistics report, just released China continues to be the world’s largest producer of renewable power from wind as well as solar photovoltaics.
An investor group managing more than US$16 trillion has launched the world’s first step-by-step plan to help pension funds and others align their portfolios with the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement on climate change.
According to forecasts contained in Carbon Trust’s new Floating Wind Joint Industry Project’s (JIP’s) second phase summary report an estimated 70 gigawatt (GW) of floating wind could be installed across the globe by 2040,.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released new data that shows coal-fired power generation has suffered the most in COVID-19’s effect on energy use, while renewable energy use continued to surge.
Where developers struggle to raise funds, crowdfunding platforms can help clean energy projects get off the ground. But what are the risks involved in such investments, and what should individuals look out for before committing their money?
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged world countries to drive a doubling of renewable investment this decade, helping reverse a flatlining aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Renewable energy is making rapid inroads into the market, but fossil fuels still wield enormous global influence.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents.
The coronavirus pandemic is a preview of the types of global health threats that will emerge as the planet becomes hotter, and how it is tackled has implications for dealing with climate threats as well, health experts said on Tuesday.
The world’s wind power capacity grew by almost a fifth in 2019 after a year of record growth for offshore windfarms and a boom in onshore projects in the United States and China.
America’s JP Morgan Chase has pumped more than the GDP of Finland into fossil fuels expansion since the Paris climate accord of 2015, while Japan’s and China’s mega banks have also been ‘failing miserably’ in their response to climate change over the last four years, a report from a coalition of NGOs has shown.
The use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil for generating electricity fell in 2019 in the United States, the European Union and India, at the same time overall power output rose, a turning point for the global energy mix.
In the face of the challenge posed by climate change, the focus of monetary policy often seems very short term. Central bankers must break this “curse of horizons” and take decisive steps to address fossil-fuel-related risks.
A new study counts the cost of pulmonary and heart diseases, premature deaths and missed work days from fossil fuel-generated air pollution. China, the world’s largest consumer of coal, is paying a hefty price.
Donald Trump may not believe climate change is happening, but most business leaders do and it is no surprise to see it top of the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The clean energy transition is sluggish, but encouraging communities to actively participate in it could help bring countries up to speed, say lawmakers from Belgium to India.
Far from tackling climate change, nuclear power is an expensive distraction whose safety is threatened by wildfires and floods, experts say.