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September 2020

EU Commission defends 2030 climate target against ‘accounting trick’ critique

Morrison's rejection of 2050 net zero emissions target is at odds with Paris agreement, experts say

Europe warns of Brazilian trade boycott over fires

VW races to meet EU target with new pooling deal

Are plug-in hybrid cars worse for environment than factory tests suggest? It depends how you drive them

World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

Resilience: The missing link in the new Circular Economy Action Plan

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich top index of world's smartest cities

Airbus reveals ‘zero-emission’ plane plan

Norway to spend $1.8 bln on world's first full-scale CCS chain

Europe’s new climate plan heralds energy ‘transformation’

Demand climate regulation, Harvard economist urges big businesses

World's top companies urge action on nature loss ahead of U.N. talk

Spinning clock in New York counts down time until climate devastation

Seas and forests are muddying the carbon budget

55% EU climate target enabled by stronger energy savings, but more is possible

Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'

Abnormal heat spreads floods and wildfires globally

Which countries have a net zero carbon goal?

BlackRock votes against 49 companies for lack of climate crisis progress

South Africa aims to reach net zero emissions in 2050 – while still burning coal

Global energy, industry and financial leaders outline urgent priorities for a net-zero economy

European Parliament votes for new taxes in EU to repay recovery borrowing

New EU climate target proposal concern for German industry and NGOs

Greenpeace targets Spain with climate change lawsuit

How the EU could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on climate

Von der Leyen outlines path towards ‘new vitality’ in post-corona world

Energy companies keep right to sue states in private courts, as treaty reforms blocked

An EU 2030 climate target of at least 55% is not only necessary – it is also possible

Climate crisis takes heavy toll on mental health, psychotherapists' association says

LEAK: EU’s 2030 climate plan makes case for 55% emissions cut

Governments urged to invest more in green cities to beat coronavirus slump

EU commission accused of 'cheating' on net-zero emissions accounting

Shippers balk at EU carbon market plan

Vietnam brings cement sector into new climate submission to the UN

European climate law: How to reach climate neutrality?

Google announces its lifetime net carbon footprint is now zero

EU to withdraw free CO2 pollution credits to clear way for carbon border tax

Swedish 2021 budget to include $1.1 bln in climate measures

Biden puts climate change at center of presidential campaign, calling Trump a ‘climate arsonist’

Fossil fuel demand to take historic knock amid COVID-19 scars -BP

Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

Power sector transformation will get world one third of way to net zero - IEA

UK citizens' assembly wants 'fair' path to 2050 net-zero emissions goal

Kenyan county tackles water woes with locally led climate fund

Impact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere 'not even a blip', Australian scientist says

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say

Report: Low-Income Households, Communities of Color Face High “Energy Burden” Entering Recession

Poland to accelerate coal phase-out, spend billions on renewable and nuclear energy

Pandemic’s impacts are damaging climate research

EU environment lawmakers edge towards a 60% emissions cut by 2030, ahead of vote

‘EU carbon market not the right policy for cars, says Timmermans

Why a deal on energy could break the Brexit logjam

Uber to electrify half its rides in Europe after T&E public appeal

Cool your home, save money, chill the atmosphere

‘Obsolete’ Energy Charter Treaty must be reformed or ditched, lawmakers say

'Renewable revolution': Queensland to put $500m into clean energy fund

In EU, 1 in 8 deaths linked to pollution: report

Ingka Group invests 600m euros to accelerate IKEA’s sustainability goals

France plans hydrogen alliance with Germany

African ministers call for investment in Great Green Wall to aid Covid-19 recovery

Campaigners start legal challenge to UK's $1bn grant to Mozambique gas project

Luxembourg raises 1.5 bln euros in Europe's first 'sustainability' government bond

Major economies talk green recovery, hydrogen at Japanese summit

Efforts to fix air pollution gasp for funding, as pandemic pressure builds

Draft U.N. proposals on ship fuel ban in Arctic seen as lax - study 3/9

Freedom to roam – first your phone, now your car?

Extinction Rebellion: rights experts say peaceful protest in UK under threat

EU countries consider a climate target for every decade

Spaniards buy old, polluting cars amid recession and COVID fears

Mexican court to hear youths' climate change case against government

Global aviation accounts for 3.5 percent of human climate impact - aeronautics researchers

France's 'big green recovery plan' not big enough for campaigners

Germany’s updated renewable energy act lacks ambition, critics say

1,000 ‘shovel-ready’ projects identified in support of EU’s green recovery

Germany raises €6.5 bln from first-ever green bond

Countries promise green recovery at Japanese virtual summit, keep quiet on fossil bailouts

Six Portuguese youth file ‘unprecedented’ climate lawsuit against 33 countries

Create jobs and protect the climate? Analysis shows these investments would deliver.

Arctic heating races ahead of worst case estimates

World’s first ‘carbon-capture at sea’ set for shipping trials

Greater EU powers to catch and fine emissions cheats kick in

August 2020

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide

Coal mine protests in Germany and Poland highlight phase-out challenges

German-Russian resources forum discusses joint hydrogen economy

Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global study

Germany begins allocating €40 billion to coal regions to start phase-out

UK carbon emissions from electricity hit record low in lockdown – report

Europe is ‘closing the gap’ on battery manufacturing, Northvolt says

Guterres tells India coal business ‘going up in smoke’ as investors back clean tech

Bill Gates’ nuclear venture plans small reactors to complement solar, wind power

Top 1% of EU households have carbon footprints 22 times larger than climate targets allow

Staff say sexism, racism and abuse are 'systemic' in U.N.-led climate fund

Wind and solar are 30-50% cheaper than thought, admits UK government

Scottish nuclear power station to shut down early after reactor problems

Poland’s planned energy restructuring set to hasten coal demise

Russia bristles at proposed EU carbon tax

Ukraine and Germany ink energy partnership to 'modernise' Ukraine's energy sector

Norway plans to drill for oil in untouched Arctic areas

Changing oceans reveal clear human thumbprint

Extra UN climate talks mooted for 2021 to help negotiators catch up

Population panic lets rich people off the hook for the climate crisis they are fuelling

An oil giant’s Wall Street fall: The world is sending the industry signals, but is Exxon listening?

Joint venture looks to invest billions in 'natural capital' projects to help combat climate change

Batteries boost Californian hopes of cooler future

Draft EU methane strategy shies away from binding emissions standards

Insurers call for more proactive EU climate change adaptation plans

Prospect of snap election reanimates Canada’s carbon tax battle

Gas and nuclear industries fight to the end for ‘green’ EU investment label

Young want green jobs

In Arctic heat Greenland’s ice loss grows faster still

Democrats’ climate plan takes aim at the fossil fuel industry’s political power

Tougher EU climate target technically, economically feasible, researchers say

EU can help Africa become the ‘greenest continent’: German minister

Israel moots plan to buy solar power from former enemy Jordan

Thousands evacuate as dueling storms take aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

With Covid comes the perfect opportunity to shift Australia's economy away from fossil fuel

Climate fund for poor nations vows to drive green COVID recovery

Insurance giant Suncorp to end coverage and finance for oil and gas industry

No, Renewables Did Not Cause California’s Blackouts

German restaurant owners demand return of outdoor heaters amid pandemic

World temperature record set in California's Death Valley

Revealed: how the gas industry is waging war against climate action

Home office could significantly reduce commuting emissions - study

Thunberg, other activists tell Merkel during meeting to 'abandon fossil industry contracts'

Germany would have missed 2020 climate goal without COVID-19 emissions drop

'Life or death': Baking U.S. cities legislate for air conditioning

Net Zero: How we stop causing climate change

Extended ETS outperforms carbon border adjustment in the power sector

Environment agenda: EU climate talks enter decisive phase

Big oil need not apply: UK raises the bar for UN climate summit sponsorship

With the shift toward electrification, decoupling remains key for driving decarbonization

Transport timetable: What’s moving in late 2020

Defying Trump, California locks in vehicle emission deals with major automakers

The oil lobby is already finding fault with Biden's new climate plan

July 2020

Fluorescent lamps can be phased out quickly, massive benefits for the climate and public health

Rich Americans’ homes generate 25% more greenhouse gasses than those less affluent

What the European Council on recovery tells us about European climate politics

Guterres confronts China over coal boom, urging a green recovery

Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU electricity generation

EU makes world's biggest 'green recovery' pledge - but will it hit the mark?

The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable

Apple promises to become fully carbon-neutral by 2030

How stored electricity can make cleaner fuels

Britain to provide 350 mln stg to help industry cut carbon emissions

Poland bails out coal, yet wins access to EU climate funds

Investors call out for green opportunities, as EU aims to open the door

Plan that tackles recession and climate change could create 76,000 Australian jobs, report says

More nature, more jobs? Green investment seen as driver of coronavirus recovery

Oil giants including Exxon set first joint carbon target

Samsung investment in Adani's Australian coal operation prompts call for boycot

Green budget rules won’t be the hottest potato at EU summit talks

EU states spent more on fossil fuels than clean energy during the crisis, new data shows

Biden support for US cleantech innovation ‘will raise the bar’ internationally

Powerful backers support a UK nuclear future

Say Hello to the New Biggest Battery in the US

A green and innovative recovery

Efficiency programs can expand by leveraging health-focused funding

EU budget plan falls far short on climate goals, researchers say

Car tyres are major source of ocean microplastics – study

S.Korea to spend $95 bln on green projects to boost economy

New study shows importance of Minimum Energy Performance Standards to spur Europe's Renovation Wave

EU's EASME asking for input on pressing needs 2021–27 programmes on energy efficiency

Renewable hydrogen: a strategic opportunity for global green recovery

CO2 in Earth's atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago

Our old cellphones, computers and appliances are a bigger problem than ever. Here’s what we need to do.

Air France’s promise to nix domestic flights: Not good enough for the environment

ECB’s Lagarde to pursue ‘every avenue’ to fight climate change

EU unveils blueprint for a more efficient energy system

EU Commission charts path towards 100% renewable hydrogen

Why national building renovation plans are key for the recovery

MEPs ban nuclear from green transition fund, leave loophole for gas

Several Member States not on track to fulfill their energy savings obligation

Fossil fuels should not be allowed under the Just Transition Fund

Big nations aid fossil fuels more than clean energies amid pandemic, researchers find

‘China should set up a carbon cap’ – Zou Ji on the next national energy targets

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

Norway sets electric car record as battery autos least dented by Covid-19 crisis

Jamaica becomes first Caribbean nation to submit tougher climate plan to UN

Energy Innovation Spend Needs to Triple by 2030 to Hit Climate Goals

$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN

Support for renovation wave missing in German Presidency programme

Airlines’ climate obligations postponed as UN body endorses industry proposal

June 2020

Democrats say they have a bold climate plan – but Republicans have other plans

Pushing water uphill: Putting power behind the renovation wave

The coronavirus has accelerated changes in energy supply and demand

Towards a truly green vision for Europe’s energy system

Hydrogen fuel bubbles up the agenda as investments rocket

Pakistan launches electric vehicle plan with cars in slow lane

Vietnam approves 7 GW of new wind projects

How green are Asia’s post-Covid economic recovery plans?

France's Macron pledges 15-billion-euro green push after vote rout

US to join summit on global green recovery from Covid-19 crisis

Ireland to set annual emissions goals to reach 2050 carbon neutrality

What is green finance’s role in the Covid-19 recovery?

Climate fund targets $2.5 bln in clean energy investment for SE Asia

France's oldest nuclear reactor to finally shut down

Ford, VW will stay neutral on challenges to Trump vehicle emissions rule -document

Europe’s car emissions spiked again in 2019, warn new stats

POLL-Americans split along party lines over green stimulus