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COP28 summit opens with hopes for early deal on climate damage fund

DUBAI, As world leaders assemble in Dubai for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, participants aim to secure an early success on a catastrophe fund on Thursday before the summit shifts its emphasis to fossil fuels and other contentious issues. Governments are gearing up for lengthy talks about whether to agree, for the first time, …

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India succeeds in reducing emissions rate by 33% over 14 years – sources

According to the report’s conclusions, India is on track to fulfill its obligation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce emissions intensity by 45% from 2005 levels by 2030. From 2005 to 2019, according to authorities familiar with the Third National Communication (TNC) report’s preparations, India’s rate of emissions intensity—the …

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China on course to hit wind and solar power target five years ahead of time

Beijing strengthens its position as the world leader in renewable energy with more solar capacity than the rest of the world combined. According to a survey, China is strengthening its position as the global leader in renewable energy and may even surpass its own lofty energy goals. According to a report by Global Energy Monitor, …

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Montreal Protocol has slowed loss of Arctic sea ice, say scientists

According to new research, the Montreal Protocol, which attempts to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases, has the unexpected benefit of delaying the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. In an effort to stem the loss of the ozone layer above the earth, nearly 200 nations pledged to reduce their emissions of “ozone-depleting substances” when they signed …

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New Zealand announces its biggest emissions reduction project in history

Eliminating coal from the Glenbrook Steel Plant’s energy mix will reduce emissions by 1%, or the equivalent of removing 300,000 cars from the road. The country’s primary steel plant will switch from coal to renewable electricity as part of New Zealand’s greatest emissions reduction programme ever, which the government claims would have the same environmental …

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Cop28 head backs fossil phase-out with carbon capture caveat

Sultan Al-Jaber, the UAE’s climate envoy, advocated for the “phase out of fossil fuel emissions” rather than the use of fossil fuels. A discussion between nations about the significance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the battle against climate change has been sparked by the leader of the Cop28 climate negotiations’ proposal for …

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How one Indian village is lighting the way in green energy drive

India’s MANIPUR The remote community of Hengbung, located in northeast India’s Himalayan foothills and frequently pounded by severe winds and landslides, is used to experiencing protracted power outages. The village’s difficult environment, which is mountainous, difficult to access, and crisscrossed by streams, is now proving to be an opportunity to guarantee the community’s access to …

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Industrial heavyweights call for urgent action on cutting Australia’s emissions

In order for Australia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet its goal of keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, some of the country’s largest heavy industrial companies, including BHP, BlueScope, Rio Tinto, and Woodside, say urgent action is required from governments, investors, and business. After their endorsement of a research in February that …

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Australia steps toward making big polluters reduce emissions

Australia, Canberra— With the minor Greens party announcing their support on Monday, the Australian government made a significant step toward passing a critical climate policy that would require the main emitters of greenhouse gases to reduce emissions. The so-called Safeguard Mechanism measures, according to the center-left Labor Party administration, are crucial for Australia to meet …

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