Reducing tourism-related emissions key to check climate change impacts on tourism
As representatives of governments work to develop an international policy to tackle climate change at the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid, there’s an effort to identify sectors and actions that help meet the goal. Tourism figures prominently in this list. For experts, tourism’s contribution to climate change presents a conundrum.
Global Warming: India, others call out developed countries for failing to meet target
India along with China, Brazil and a handful of develop...
Carbon dioxide emissions slow down on weak growth, less coal use
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, said the total em...
Climate Change: Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019
In its annual analysis of fossil fuel trends, the Global Carbon Project said CO2 emissions were on course to rise 0.6 percent this year -- slower than previous years but still a world away from what is needed to keep global warming in check.
Fulfil pre-2020 emission pledge: India urges nations
“The pre-2020 implementation gaps should not present an additional burden to developing countries in the post-2020 period,” the Indian government said in an official statement. India said if the developed countries fail to meet their Cancun pledges to reduce emissions by 2020, it would put additional pressure on the developing countries.
Weak growth in carbon dioxide emissions in 2019 due to an unexpected decline in global coal use
Despite the slowdown, global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to rise by 0.6 percent in 2019. This increase though substantially lower compared to the previous two years--1.5% in 2017 and 2.1% in 2018—is due to a robust growth in natural gas and oil use. Natural gas has been the dominant driver of global emissions since 2012.
Failure to reverse emissions means more heatwaves, storms & pollution: António Guterres
The UN’s emission gap report released last week said the world is on track for a 3.6 degree C temperature increase, putting hundreds of millions of people at risk. Current global efforts to reduce carbon-dioxide emission are not sufficient to meet the goal set in Paris to restrict temperature rise to well below 2 degrees C.
Global coal power set for record fall in 2019: IEEFA
In an analysis it said this would amount to a reduction of around 300 terawatt hours (TWh), more than the combined total output from coal in Germany, Spain and the UK last year. The analysis is based on monthly electricity sector data from around the world for the first seven to 10 months of the year, depending on data availability in each country.
Top 20 footballers emit 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019
International status of football means the world’s best players spend a lot of their time travelling all over the globe to appear in European and international fixtures, but while they do so they continue to rack up air miles and cause further damage to the planet — often without doing enough or anything to offset it.
Hyundai Motor eyes thrust on electric vehicles in $52 bln investment plan
Hyundai Motor plans to invest about 61.1 trillion won ($51.81 billion) between 2020 and 2025, the company said on Wednesday, with a third of the expenditure focused on electric and autonomous vehicles, but analysts want to see it deliver.
BS VI emission norms to create headwinds for CV sector: India Ratings
For fleet owners, the ownership of BS-VI vehicle would be credit neutral as the benefits from fuel efficiency and maintenance would largely be offset by higher debt repayments.
Renewables are booming, but not fast enough to cap greenhouse emissions
The IEA’s report tracks the different paths the world can take, with government policies shaping the energy industry. While clean energy leaves some reason for optimism, the gap is widening between what scientists say is necessary and how industry’s energy needs are evolving.
Need to decouple growth in GDP from growth in greenhouse gas emissions
Narasimha Rao, a professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has developed the Decent Living Energy Project, an assessment of both the energy needs in select emerging economies and the climate impacts of providing everyone in those same economies with a basic living standard.
BMW upgrades entire petrol model range in India to conform to BS VI emission norms
The automaker said it is now working to upgrade its diesel range to conform to stricter emission norms which kick in the country from April, 1 next year. The petrol portfolio is already BS VI compliant while, the diesel portfolio will be converted ahead of stipulated timelines, BMW India said in a statement.
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