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Bi-Monthly Sustainability News Headlines


June - 2021

Minerals Will Be Critical For A Clean Energy Future

A mismatch between the world's climate ambitions and the availability of critical minerals could mean a slower and more expensive energy transition, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).


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May - 2021

Biden Climate Summit: New Pledges to Cut Emissions Still Fall Short

 

The US President, Joe Biden organized a two day climate summit last month, bringing together leaders from 39 countries This bold step by the US new administration to galvanize full scale global response to climate change, provided opportunity for the US, China, the EU, the UK, Japan, India, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and other major countries to announce carbon emission reduction targets far higher than their previous ones, and to discuss ideas for international cooperation.


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April - 2021

Urgent Methane Cuts Needed to Rein in Climate Change

Deep cuts in methane emissions, including from the fossil fuel industry, are urgently needed to slow the rate of global warming and keep it beneath a threshold agreed by world leaders, according to a U.N. report due to be released in May 2021.


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April - 2021

‘Global Net zero Emissions’ Requires Annual $1 2 Trillion Investment - 1st

Achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century would cost an estimated $1-2 trillion a year of additional investments, or 1-1.5% of global gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) in its latest report.


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March - 2021

Sustainable Fund Assets Hit Record $1.7 Trillion in 2020: March - 2nd

Demand to invest in funds which focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues jumped in 2020, driving assets under management up 29% in the fourth quarter to nearly $1.7 trillion, industry tracker Morningstar said recently.


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March - 2021

Global Carbon Market Grows 20% to $272 Billion in 2020: March - 1st

The value of the global carbon market increased by 20 in 2020 to US 272 billion, financial analysis company Refinitiv said in a recent report The increase in value marks the fourth consecutive year of record growth for the global carbon market, which has expanded more than five fold since 2017.


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February - 2021

CO2 levels to breach 50% rise from pre industrial era in 2021: February - 1st

 

A recent forecast by the UK’s Met Office, indicates that human activity will push concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere to historic levels this year, reaching 50 higher than before the industrial revolution As many see 2021 as a critical year for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement, scientists said the predicted rise in CO2 emissions, underscored the need for rapid action to slash emissions of CO2 from burning fossil fuels.


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February - 2020

Sustainability News Headlines: February - 2nd

Britain to invest £90 million to cut emissions from homes and industry; BP, Shell, and Total seek Norwegian green power for oil platforms; and Russia’s Rosneft pledges $5 billion for ‘green’ causes over next five years.


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February - 2020

Sustainability News Headlines: February - 1st

Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2035; Global CO2 emissions from power generation flatten out; and Shell is set to build its first solar farm in Australia. Follow the link below for more on these, and other stories.


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January - 2020

Sustainability News Headlines: Januray - 2nd

Equinor aims to cut emissions in Norway by 40% this decade; 2019 was the second-hottest year ever with the WMO predicting more extreme weather ahead; and Thailand kicks off 2020 with plastic bag ban.


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December - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines: December - 2nd

Major states snub calls for climate action at U.N. Summit; Britain’s zero-carbon power outstrips fossil fuels in 2019, and growth in global carbon emissions slowed in 2019


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December - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines: December - 1st

European countries recycle less than a third of plastic waste; the World Bank urges Gulf countries to prioritise environmental sustainability, and growth in global carbon emissions slowed in 2019


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November - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : November - 2nd

China to cut renewable power subsidy to $807 million; Greece plans to invest 44 billion euros in clean energy projects, and French gas networks could mix in green hydrogen in future.

 


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November - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : November - 1st

China’s CO2 emissions from their energy sector are still on the rise for 2019 and 2020; the European Union has moved to end fossil fuel funding; and New Zealand passes laws for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

 


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October - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : October - 2nd

The Global Climate Fund has received $9.8 billion in fresh financing pledges from donor governments; France has urged the EU to impose a tax on aviation and marine fuels; and the offshore renewable power (wind and sea) sector could become a $ 1 trillion industry.


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October - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : October - 1st

Analysts have cut carbon pricing forecasts as Brexit clouds the market; Denmark has called for a strategy to phase out all diesel and petrol cars from 2030 onwards, and Chevron aims to cut the intensity of its greenhouse gas emissions from production.


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September - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : September - 2nd

The world's shipping sectors set a course for zero-carbon vessels by 2030, Britain is to create £1 Billion clean energy fund for new technologies, and CEOs from thirteen major oil companies push to promote investments in carbon capture and storage.

 


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September - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : September - 1st

A global switch to electric vehicles could cut 13.7 million barrels per day of (bpd) oil by 2040, the UK announces £500 million in green investments, and Germany’s climate protection measures could cost 40 billion euros by 2023.


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August - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : August - 2nd

Chevron starts burying CO2 off Australia in a large scale CCS project, Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping and recycled plastics for all devices, and Indonesia needs $15 billion in investment to meet its geothermal targets by 2025.

 


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July - 2019

July - 2019 Sustainability News Headlines : July - 2nd

Global solar installations are set to reach a record high this year, India plans $330 billion renewables push by 2030, and New Zealand proposes discounts for cleaner cars while introducing new fees on gas guzzlers.


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July - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : July - 1st

Clean power is set to overtake fossil fuels in Britain in 2019, while Indonesia becomes the latest Southeast Asian country to return waste to the West, in addition to securing a $2 billion investment from Toyota for the development of electric vehicles.

 


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June - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : June - 2nd

The world’s biggest firms foresee a $1 trillion climate change cost hit; France to uphold a ban on the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2040; and Canada set to ban single-use plastics by 2021.


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June - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : June - 1st

The IEA rings the alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy; Malaysia to send 3,000 tons of plastic waste back to counties of origin; and the UN to modernize guidance for greenhouse gas emission estimates.


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May - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : May - 1st

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: The U.N. clinches a deal to stop plastic waste ending up in the world's oceans, and scientists warn a million species are currently at risk of extinction.


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April - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : April - 1st

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: Climate goas could sink oil demand from mid-2020 says LGIM, Toyota to give royalty-free access to hybrid vehicle technology, and oil-rich sovereign funds look to renewables alongside fossil fuels.


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March - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : March - 2nd

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: Germany’s Uniper feeds wind power-to-methane into gas grid and refiners invest $1 billion to meet shift to cleaner marine fuel and india seeks bids for $5 billion in transmission lines to fuel renewables growthand South Korea likely to miss its 2030 renewable energy target.


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March - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : March - 1st

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: China switched 4.8 million homes to gas and electricity from coal in 2018, Rio Tinto is talking to Apple on next steps for a carbon-free aluminium project, and the Dairy firm Arla plans to cut carbon emission by 30% over the next decade.

 


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February - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : February - 2nd

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: Spain plans to close all nuclear plants by 2035,  Shell buys German solar battery maker Sonnen, and 11 EU states have already achieved their 2020 renewable energy targets.


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February - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : February -1st

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: New Mexico’s Governor moves to limit methane emissions, Germany's Gas Demand Rises, and BP to expand emissions disclosure on oil investments.


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January - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : Januray - 2nd

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: Germany to phase out coal by 2038, France makes bio-gas support conditional on cutting costs, and the Dutch need drastic measures to reach 2020 climate goals.

 


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January - 2019

Sustainability News Headlines : Januray - 1st

In this week's Sustainability News Headlines: Truck maker Volvo to take $778 million emissions hit, and renewables overtake coal as Germany’s main energy source and China’s State Grid to invest $5.7 billion into pumped hydro storage plants and Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales.


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