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Impact of 'throwaway economy' on planet-warming emissions thwarting climate goals, says report
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Impact of 'throwaway economy' on planet-warming emissions thwarting climate goals, says report

Matthew Fraser, head of research at Circle Economy, said the report aimed to look beyond just fossil fuel use and the transition to green energy and ask about the emissions implications of using fewer resources

Good COP, bad COP? Takeaways from the new UN climate deal
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Good COP, bad COP? Takeaways from the new UN climate deal

Going into the Glasgow talks, most countries, including the United States, China and the 27 members of the European Union, declared new, more ambitious targets for reducing emissions.

COP26 leaves too many loopholes for the fossil fuel industry, here are five of them
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COP26 leaves too many loopholes for the fossil fuel industry, here are five of them

As recent research suggests, 89 percent of coal and 59 percent of gas reserves need to stay in the ground if there’s to be even a 50 percent chance of global temperature rise staying under the crucial limit of 1.5℃ this century

Coronavirus, politics drive president Xi Jinping's absence from global talks
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Coronavirus, politics drive president Xi Jinping's absence from global talks

The US and others have urged China to make bigger commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but Xi has strongly implied those will only come in exchange for political concessions

Failure to curb emission has put world on catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating: UN chief
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Failure to curb emission has put world on catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating: UN chief

"Failure to meet this goal will be measured in the massive loss of lives and livelihoods," UN chief Antonio Guterres said.

Polluters must join ‘net zero' emissions club before Glasgow Summit in November: UN chief
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Polluters must join ‘net zero' emissions club before Glasgow Summit in November: UN chief

Gutteres urges major industrialized countries to phase out their use of coal – a key source of carbon emissions – by 2030.

Court finds France liable for inaction on climate change, NGOs hail it as a 'historic victory'
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Court finds France liable for inaction on climate change, NGOs hail it as a 'historic victory'

In November, France's top court gave the government a 3-month deadline to prove it was taking action on global warming.

Greenland glacier melting crosses 'tipping point', won't recover if global warming ended today: Study
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Greenland glacier melting crosses 'tipping point', won't recover if global warming ended today: Study

Reports of the ice melt in the Arctic – which is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet – have multiplied in recent years.

Sanjeev Gupta-led GFG Alliance to invest 2 billion euros in European steel operations; electric furnaces to be installed to reduce emissions
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Sanjeev Gupta-led GFG Alliance to invest 2 billion euros in European steel operations; electric furnaces to be installed to reduce emissions

Privately-held GFG Alliance will invest 1 billion euros in its Galati operations in Romania and 750 million euros at its Ostrava plant in the Czech Republic, a statement said.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund

He said the grant will fund scientists, activists and NGO's to explore new ways of fighting the impact of climate change.

In Bhutan, misinformation, lack of funds pose major hurdles in move towards electric vehicles
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In Bhutan, misinformation, lack of funds pose major hurdles in move towards electric vehicles

Even if the introduction of 300 electric vehicles pans out as expected by 2021, the UNDP funding stops there. If Bhutan hopes to continue with an electric vehicle programme beyond next year, the government will have to find new sponsors – a process that could derail the programme’s future.

Australia bushfires: At least 24 people killed, over six mn hectares of land lost; Victoria extends 'state of disaster' as threat intensifies
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Australia bushfires: At least 24 people killed, over six mn hectares of land lost; Victoria extends 'state of disaster' as threat intensifies

In South Australia's Kangaroo Island, the bushfire threat on Thursday was escalated with 'a watch and act warning' issued for a fire near Parndana which according to the Country Fire Service (CFS) was uncontrolled and was burning in a southeasterly direction threatening the safety of people in the area.

Respite from Australian bushfire unlikely as weathermen rule out significant rain; temperatures may soar for few more months
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Respite from Australian bushfire unlikely as weathermen rule out significant rain; temperatures may soar for few more months

Australia’s weather agency sees no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who have warned that only a large downpour will halt bushfires sweeping across the country

Australia Fires: How you can help people, wildlife affected by the wildfire from anywhere in the world
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Australia Fires: How you can help people, wildlife affected by the wildfire from anywhere in the world

The deadly wildfires, fanned by wind and fueled by scorching heat, are raging across the southeast of the country.

Australia Fires: Military deployed to keep deadly fires from spreading further — 'It's an atomic bomb,' say authorities
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Australia Fires: Military deployed to keep deadly fires from spreading further — 'It's an atomic bomb,' say authorities

Authorities claim that the evacuations are likely the largest peacetime maritime rescue operation in Australian history.

COP25: Madrid climate meet shows discord at critical juncture
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COP25: Madrid climate meet shows discord at critical juncture

COP25 was important because it would set the ground for talks on climate change, global warming at COP26.

Global climate action failure demands 7% cut in emissions per year to meet 2030 Paris targets: UN
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Global climate action failure demands 7% cut in emissions per year to meet 2030 Paris targets: UN

India’s progress towards the 2030 Paris targets show that it can increase its commitments substantially, the report says.

Greenhouse gas emissions hit record level, world temp could rise more than twice the agreed limit: UN
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Greenhouse gas emissions hit record level, world temp could rise more than twice the agreed limit: UN

UN report says world temperatures could rise by more than twice the globally agreed warming limit if nothing is done.

Emissions from G20 nations continue undeterred, India among few countries on track to meet 2030 targets
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Emissions from G20 nations continue undeterred, India among few countries on track to meet 2030 targets

Greenhouse gas emissions from India have increased, almost doubled, in the past 25 years, but still below the G20 average.

Scientists in the thousands issue a dire warning to highlight 'untold suffering' from the ongoing climate crisis
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Scientists in the thousands issue a dire warning to highlight 'untold suffering' from the ongoing climate crisis

The declaration comes a day after US President Donald Trump officially notified the UN that the USA will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.