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UN: World’s richest contribute half of polluting emissions

Close to half the world’s yearly greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are created by the top 10% of polluters in society. That’s according to a report…

Greenpeace campaigners climb aboard Shell oil and gas platform

Greenpeace protestors boarded a floating oil platform owned by Shell hoisting the message of ‘Stop drilling, start paying.” This is after the energy giant revealed…

‘For net zero aviation, $1tn in carbon offsets is needed’

For the aviation industry to achieve net zero by 2050, it will have to purchase upwards of $1 trillion (£811bn) in carbon offsets. That’s according…

How can cement cut its carbon footprint?

Cement production leads to 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) – how can this be stopped? A new report by Carbon Re claims…

CCC: ‘Government not spending enough to tackle climate change’

The UK is not spending enough to combat climate change or its impacts. That’s according to the Climate Change Committee (CCC), which claims that £10…

How are bananas growing in Iceland?

As part of our documentary covering Iceland’s use of geothermal energy, we visited a greenhouse just north of the capital Reykjavík that’s using the heat…

‘Brits emit five times what the Paris Agreement recommends’

The average British resident emits 11.7 tonnes of carbon each year, which is five times the level recommended in the Paris Agreement. That’s according to…

What’s the WMO’s new plan to track greenhouse gases?

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has devised a new plan to track air quality and heat-trapping pollutants across the Earth on the ground. Measurement stations…

Government puts £10m towards decarbonising transport

The government has set aside £10 million to build a new research hub, focussed on cutting the carbon emissions of UK transport. Applications have been…

T-Mobile makes net zero by 2040 pledge

T-Mobile has committed to achieving net zero by 2040. The telecommunications firm has had its targets to reduce its emissions verified by the Science-Based Targets…

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