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Ministers plan to accelerate Germany’s emissions reduction target

German ministers have proposed accelerating plans to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by setting a new goal of reaching “net-zero” by 2045. Under the...

12 global cities make pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Ten cities around the world have joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to...

Unilever to replace carbon from non-renewable fossil fuels in cleaning products

Consumer goods giant Unilever will replace 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry products with renewable or recycled...

Japan criticised for ‘highly insufficient’ climate plans

Japan has been criticised for failing to increase its ambition to tackle climate change, as it becomes the first major economy to submit updated...

Satellites aiming to measure carbon emissions ‘will not be used to police world’ say EU

Satellites aimed at measuring the carbon emissions of specific regions will not be used to police nations, European officials have said. The European Commission’s Dinka...

Airline boss calls for business class ban to cut carbon emissions

Business class flying should be scrapped to cut carbon emissions, according to the boss of the a UK airport's largest airline. Jozsef Varadi, chief executive...

Climate change protesters remain out in force in London as almost 700 arrested

Climate change protesters at four key sites in London remain out in force over the Easter weekend as the number of arrests tipped 700. Extinction...

Shell agrees to set short-term caps on carbon emissions

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to set short-term goals for reducing carbon emissions that will be linked to executive pay. The decision was...

UK’s carbon emissions fell by 6% last year after coal use plummeted

The UK's carbon dioxide emissions fell by almost 6% in 2016 after coal use more than halved to record lows, analysis suggests. Carbon emissions from...

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