Fossil fuels

G20 countries fail to reach agreement on cutting fossil fuels

Members who use fossil fuels disagree with the goal of tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030. After concerns from several producing nations, the G20 bloc of developed economies meeting in India failed to come to an agreement on the gradual phase-out of fossil fuels on Saturday. Even as catastrophic weather across the northern hemisphere highlighted …

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COP28 president says fossil fuels phasedown is inevitable

BERLIN – The new COP28 president of the United Arab Emirates declared on Thursday that the phasedown of fossil fuels is unavoidable, making a stronger statement than his earlier ones in which he advocated for reducing fossil fuel emissions rather than the fuels themselves. Climate activists have criticised Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber for taking what they …

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World not ready yet to ‘switch off’ fossil fuels, COP28 host UAE says

WASHINGTON,- At the next U.N. climate change negotiations, which it will host in December, the United Arab Emirates stated on Tuesday that nations should agree to phase out fuel emissions rather than the production of oil, gas, and coal. Ahead of the COP28 talks, the statements reflect the stark differences in opinion among nations regarding …

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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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Canada’s Emissions Up 2.8% in 2021 with Fossil Fuels Leading the Rise

Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions rose 2.8% in 2021, and fossil fuels accounted for more than half of the total, according to an “early estimate” released yesterday by the Canadian Climate Institute (CCI). The Institute’s analysis shows emissions continuing to “decouple” from GDP, so that each unit of economic activity produces less climate pollution. But the …

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Carbon emissions from fossil fuels will hit record high in 2022

‘Bleak’ findings come from report at Cop27 that notes ‘no sign’ of urgent cuts needed to stop climate breakdown Carbon emissions from fossil fuels will hit record levels this year, according to a comprehensive analysis. The finding represents a brutal contrast with the need to cut emissions by half by 2030 to restrict global heating …

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Treaty against fossil fuels floated at UN climate summit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — The world should confront climate change the way it does nuclear weapons, by agreeing to a non-proliferation treaty that stops further production of fossil fuels, a small island nation leader urged Tuesday. The proposal by Tuvalu came as vulnerable nations pushed for more action and money at international climate talks in …

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