UNDP report takes into account carbon footprint, says fossil fuel dependency impacts assessment of human progress
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner noted that "humans wield more power over the planet than ever before.
With just over 1C of warming since pre-industrial times, Earth is already experiencing stronger and more frequent droughts, wildfires and superstorms rendered deadlier by rising seas.
Making companies accountable for their impact on the planet is the first step in reducing emissions, the envoy said.
Between 2000 and 2018, China's annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for nearly a third of the world's total greenhouse gases linked to global warming.
Siberia is facing forest 'zombie' fires as a result of climate change, releases huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere
It is a vicious circle where these fires made worse by climate change release gases that in turn exacerbate climate change.
Richest one percent responsible for twice the carbon emissions than half of world's poorest population
With just 1C of warming so far, Earth is already battling more frequent and intense wildfires, droughts and super storms rendered more powerful by rising seas.
Trees that grow quickly die faster releasing CO2, challenges notion that forests are sinks for carbon emissions
A researcher said that this suggests that fossil-fuel-based emissions can be 'offset' by planting trees (or avoiding deforestation) really does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Uber aims to become a 'zero emission platform' by 2040, pledges to spend $800 million on drivers transition to EV
Uber said it would expand its Uber Green option to make it easier for riders to choose hybrid or electric cars.
Wind, solar energy produce 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020, a new report finds
Thirty percent of fossil fuel emissions come from coal power plants, globally, so coal-fired power generation needs to collapse quickly to limit climate change.
Even with the COVID-19 lockdown pulling the brakes on economies, CO2 emission hit a new record in May
Carbon dioxide recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reached 417 parts per million in May, higher than the record of 414.8 ppm set last year.
Rate of climate change in deep waters of the ocean could be to be seven times faster by 2050 even if we reduce emissions
The results also showed that no amount of carbon emission reduction can reverse the rate of change that has already taken place.
With 17 percent of the world’s population, India's current emissions are seven percent of global emissions.
Aluminium is carbon-intensive to produce and releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Results of 17 models used from 1970 and 2007 were studied to find how accurate their predictions were.
In the past three years, China's carbon emissions have begun to rise and emissions from fossil fuels and concrete production rose by 4 percent,
Since forests are carbon sinks, cutting down a tree is equal to emitting greenhouse gases.
The IEA said, "the world urgently needs to put a laser-like focus on bringing down global emissions."
A previous study had shown that thawing permafrost on land releases large quantities of greenhouse gases.
More than two-thirds of the populations in China, India, Thailand are at risk due to rising sea levels
Major storms that used to happen once a century will happen on average once a year in many places.
Online video streaming produced emissions equivalent to Spain and that amount may double in the next six years.