climate change

UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035

The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, announced today (Tuesday 20 April). In line with the recommendation from the independent Climate Change Committee, this sixth Carbon Budget limits the volume of greenhouse gases emitted over a 5-year […]

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Why AI Is Key to Renewable Energy Grid Resilience

– The global transition to renewable energy will need artificial intelligence (AI) technology to manage decentralized grids. – AI can balance electricity supply and demand needs in real-time, optimize energy use and storage to reduce rates. – Technology governance will be needed to democratize access, encourage innovation and ensure resilient electricity sources. One month after […]

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PV Can Make The World Fossil-Free Faster Than Expected

A team of researchers led by Aarhus University and including experts from universities and knowledge institutions in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia has published an article in the prestigious scientific journal Joule confirming that the role of solar photovoltaic installations in future green energy systems ought to be significantly upgraded. Solar photovoltaic technology has […]

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UNFCCC: Climate commitments ‘not on track’ to meet Pairs Agreement Goals

The UNFCCC has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 1.5°C by the end of the century. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said: “2021 is a make […]

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Fossil Fuel Pollution Caused 8.7 Million Deaths In 2018

While much of the criticism surrounding the burning of fossil fuels focuses on the long term impacts to the health of the planet, it can also have devastating short-term effects on the health of the human population. A new study led by Harvard scientists has shed new light on the extent of this problem, finding […]

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UN Urges Nations to Scale Up Climate Change Adaptation

Governments across the world must significantly scale up climate adaptation measures to avoid major economic damage from global warming, according to the fifth edition of the UN Environment Programme Adaptation Gap report. Nations must put half of all global climate financing towards adaptation in the next year in order to avoid the worst impact of […]

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