Methane, coal transition, transport and forest pledges at COP26 still leave substantial emissions gap - Climate Action Tracker

John Englart

New analysis by Climate Action Tracker shows that for the countries that have signed the pledges, they have closed the 2030 emissions gap between a 1.5°C Climate Action Tracker coal COP26 forests methane transport

An Increasing Sense of Urgency

Chris Hall

Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer at Japan’s Financial Services Agency, is targeting increased action among asset owners. Japan has been leading the charge on ESG for hundreds of years.

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Climate leadership is now in Asia

Edouard Stenger

These days the United States’ federal government is promoting coal and backtracking on climate ambition and the European Union is no longer cutting its greenhouse gases emissions. So, who is leading the fight against climate change ?

Climate policy advocacy is incredibly powerful, but businesses must do more

We Mean Business Coalition

It is safe to say that climate ambition has become mainstream. But to build a business case for deep and long-term investments, drive scale and turn targets into concrete action, companies rely on governments to provide an enabling policy environment and level playing field. .

ESG Explainer: China’s Climate Challenge

Chris Hall

Engagement with companies in China can have real impact, says Cooper, particularly if aligned with the Chinese government’s common prosperity initiative , which aims to narrow the wealth gap in China and includes climate-related actions.

The world has consumed half a trillion tonnes of virgin materials since the Paris Agreement

Envirotec Magazine

The throwaway global economy is fuelling the climate crisis with more than half a trillion tonnes of virgin materials consumed since the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a report from impact organisation Circle Economy launched on 19 January. Let’s take bold actions and deliver impact.”.

What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

Renewable Energy World

Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. That treaty has since been updated, including in 2015 when nations signed the Paris climate agreement. F), to avoid catastrophic climate change.

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Green groups urge UN to raise climate ambition on global shipping

GreenBiz

Green groups urge UN to raise climate ambition on global shipping. With many nation states choosing to keep international shipping outside their domestic climate targets, the onus falls on the London-based agency to set the pace and direction of decarbonization efforts. Climate Change.

World leaders pledged to cut GHG emissions dramatically by 2030. So far, they’re blowing it.

Corporate Knights

The scientific consensus on climate change is increasingly bleak. Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future,” said Hans-Otto Pörtner, one of the report’s co-authors.

The ESG Explainer: Advance Australia, Finally

Chris Hall

Despite suffering severe impacts from climate change, Australia remains married to coal, but alternative energy opportunities are emerging. Many of the communities dealing with this recent flooding have already had to deal with a range of cascading climate events in recent years.

State and regional governments lead on renewable electricity generation – new report

Envirotec Magazine

The Climate Group and CDP call for states and regions to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2030 and beyond to limit global heating to 1.5°C State and regional governments around the world are advancing the global transition to renewable electricity, according to a new report released on 21 November by international non-profits The Climate Group and CDP, ahead of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in December (COP25).

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COP26: The Politics Of Blah, Blah, Blah

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Bill McKibben blah blah blah Climate Action Tracker COP26 Greta ThunbergCOP26 has ended with empty promises. What else did you expect?

Recent Pledges Very Slightly Improve Climate Outlook

CleanTechnica

Recently updated national pledges to cut climate pollution bring aggregated global climate targets closer to the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement, but remain insufficient to prevent the worst climate impacts unless further actions to reach net-zero by 2050 are taken, scientists say.

Climate Action 2021 — Wishes & Dreams

CleanTechnica

At the beginning of the new year, allow us to reach for the stars and seek the best within us to mitigate the climate crisis. Clean Transport Climate Change Green Economy Biden Plan Climate Action Tracker European Green Deal

Are Post-Covid Recovery Plans Green? Not So Much

CleanTechnica

Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Policy & Politics Climate Action Tracker COVID-19 Energy Policy Tracker Next Generation Recovery FundPublic funding for fossil fuel companies is a considerable portion of economic rescue packages around the world.