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41st ICAO reaches agreement on net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced Friday it has reached historic agreement on a goal of net-zero carbon emissions for international flights by 2050. Member states meeting at the ICAO assembly in the Canadian city of Montreal have adopted a collective long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) …

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Ugandan clean energy companies secure funding from German gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Germany government is providing support to Uganda in the fight against environmental degradation and carbon emissions. This follows reports that there was increased destruction of forests since the lockdown was announced in March. There are no updated deforestation figures for the period. But a …

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Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019

Paris, France | AFP | Global carbon emissions boosted by soaring natural gas use are set to hit record levels in 2019 despite a decline in coal consumption and a string of countries declaring a climate emergency, researchers said Wednesday. In its annual analysis of fossil fuel trends, the Global Carbon Project said CO2 emissions …

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Airlines’ fuel practices feed doubts over climate commitment

Paris, France | AFP |  Airlines have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprints under the gaze of public opinion, but the pressure of the bottom line means some fly with extra fuel, boosting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases. As the highly competitive air travel industry is being pushed to reduce …

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Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth’s frozen spaces in ways that directly threaten a large slice of humanity. Crumbling ice sheets, rising …

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