Showing posts with label greenhouse gas emissions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label greenhouse gas emissions. Show all posts

Sunday, October 02, 2016

India signs Paris pact to tackle climate change

India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change, according to the UN.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Zealand gov't to ratify Paris climate change agreement

The New Zealand government will ratify the Paris agreement on climate change by the end of the year, Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett said on Wednesday.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nuclear power important in China's future energy mix: report

Nuclear power will play an important role in China's future energy mix for emission reduction and economic growth, said a report issued here on Friday.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

France ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

President Francois Hollande on Wednesday ratified the Paris climate agreement to curb green gas emissions, making France the first industrialized nation to ratify the accord.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Time to take climate action to next level : UN chief, Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the world's nations to "take climate action to the next level," two weeks after 175 governments signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate change in New York.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mankind's CO2 emissions may delay next ice age -- study

Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50,000 years, said scientists Thursday, highlighting our species' ever-more dominant influence on Earth's natural cycles.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

China vows massive clean-up of power plants (Xinhua)

China will reduce the discharge of pollutants by 60 percent before 2020 through a major upgrade of its coal-fired power plants, officials said Wednesday, as major climate talks were underway in Paris.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Climate change intensifies conflicts, John Kerry says

Climate change intensifies conflicts
Negative effects of climate change such as extreme drought are linked to deadly violence in countries such as Syria and Nigeria, and those still denying there's a problem are putting the entire planet at risk, the US secretary of state said.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Beijing cuts coal use by 1.5 mln tonnes in heating season

Beijing will reduce its coal consumption by 1.47 million tonnes over the heating season this winter, as coal boilers are phased out and replaced by gas ones, the municipal environment watchdog said Thursday.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Xi Jinping, Obama outline joint vision to combat global climate change

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama outlined their common vision for a global climate change agreement on Friday, including new steps they will take to deliver on pledges made in 2014 to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Obama unveils power plant greenhouse gas limits

President Barack Obama framed climate change as the toughest and most pressing challenge of our time Monday, as he unveiled the first ever limits on US power plant emissions.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Experts gather in Paris for climate change solutions

A major scientific conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" opened on July 7 in Paris at the height of an intense, extensive and long-lasting European heatwave, which is consistent with the expected impacts of global warming.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

China announces self-imposed targets on emission cuts

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced Tuesday in Paris that Beijing has formulated a document about its voluntary actions on cutting emissions and submitted it to the UN Climate Change Secretariat.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dutch court orders gov't to further limit greenhouse gas emissions

The Dutch State must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent in the year 2020, compared to those in 1990, the Hague District Court ruled on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EU CO2 emissions decrease by 5% in 2014. 40% target should be reached by 2020 instead of 2030.

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0 percent in 2014 in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year, official estimation said on Monday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sustainable transport essential to new global goals and low carbon economy (UN panel)

 UN, 12 June 2015 – A high-level United Nations advisory group established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed today to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more efficient and sustainable transport systems.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Researchers blame wildfires for greenhouse gas emissions

Wildfires had emitted up to 7 percent of the total greenhouse gases in the U.S. state of California in the first decade of this century, U.S. researchers said Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

US sets goal to cut methane emissions by oil, gas industry

The US government on Wednesday announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, as part of its efforts to fight climate change.

Friday, January 02, 2015

China builds world's largest coal mine waste gas recovering project.

The world's largest facility to turn excess methane gas from coal mines into electricity has been completed in north China's Shanxi Province.

The facility was completed by the Lu'an Group, which owns the Gaohe Coal Mine in the coal-rich province.

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