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Global energy transformation: a roadmap to 2050

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to meet the decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals set out in the Paris Agreement, says Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050. The historic 2015

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Lloyd’s of London to divest from coal over climate change

Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, has become the latest financial firm to announce that it plans to stop investing in coal companies. Lloyd’s will start to exclude coal from its investment strategy from 1 April. The definition

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Emissions change starts at the top

Some of the largest companies in America are also those leading the charge toward a more sustainable future. The infographic from Fortune’s Nicolas Rapp uses data to visualize the CO2 emissions saved by 56 of the Fortune top 100 firms.

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Twenty companies pledge to phase out coal

Twenty companies including Unilever and the Virgin Group announced that they will phase out usage of coal in order to combat climate change. The companies announced their decision at the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in

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Here’s how far the world is from meeting its climate goals

Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead. The latest round of post-Paris international climate talks took place in Bonn, Germany, to

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Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment in Europe

Last 7th of November the European Parliament organised in Brussels along the European Commission the High-level conference on clean energy financing: delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment, where the necessity and proposals to carry out the energetic

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Copenhagen mayor wants to phase out diesel cars: ‘it’s not a human right to pollute the air for others’

Copenhagen’s mayor proposed a ban on new diesel cars entering the city’s environmental zone, a low-emission area that basically covers the whole of the capital, as early as 2019. “It’s not a human right to pollute the air for others,”

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What is a “carbon budget”

In order to avert the most dangerous impacts of climate change, the international community has agreed that average global temperature rise should be limited to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6° F). Staying within this boundary requires limiting cumulative global greenhouse gas

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Renewables will kill coal faster than you think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy

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Better energy, greater prosperity

New report outlines opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 – but governments, investors and businesses must act now to accelerate energy transitions. The Energy Transitions Commission’s flagship report, launched on 25 April 2017, sets out achievable pathways to

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