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EDF statement of Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs Shira Langer, (202) 572-3254, slanger@edf.org “The United States needs to stay focused on aggressive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, we recognize the need for carbon removal technologies and solutions in order to reach the goal of net zero emissions across …

By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent Related Topics UK climate change protests image copyrightGetty Images Who occupies the White House for the next four years could play a critical role in the fight against dangerous climate change, experts say. Matt McGrath weighs the likely environmental consequences of the US election. Scientists studying climate change say that the …

In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly. Many of them died. And this was just a hint as to what was to come. Over the following two decades, the bleaching became …

Good morning, Please find below the press release issued today. Best regards, Michele Moore DuhenGlobal PR Manager | Group Marketing & Communications Capgemini Group | LondonTel.: +44 3709 053408 Email: Michele.MooreDuhen@capgemini.com_____________________________ New report identifies 55 high-impact climate technology projects that can help Europe meet 2050 net-zero emissions target The report reveals how targeted investments can …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A child seeks shelter from a cyclone in Mozambique A new UN report says the world needs to rapidly raise investment in early warning systems for extreme weather events. Over the past 50 years, recorded disasters have increased five-fold, thanks in part to climate change. The study warns that …

Image copyright UN Image caption Mr Johnson said nearly a third of UK land would be protected for nature You could be forgiven for thinking this was the week Boris Johnson really grasped the perilous state of the planet. After a long silence on environmental issues, he made not one but three “green” speeches to …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Can the government see its way to a greener future? A huge breakthrough in climate policy was signalled this week when China announced it will reduce its emissions to net zero by 2060. It’s a potentially game-changing leap, following in the footsteps of the UK’s existing 2050 net zero …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Firefighting resources have been stretched to the limit by the scale and extent of the wildfires Climate change is driving the scale and impact of recent wildfires that have raged in California, say scientists. Their analysis finds an “unequivocal and pervasive” role for global heating in boosting the conditions …

Image copyright SPL The rich benefit most from a de facto subsidy for home heating, a report says. The paper from the think tank Green Alliance makes the point that heating gas incurs VAT at only 5% instead of the usual 20%. Because the wealthy own the biggest houses, it says, they gain twice as …

Image copyright EPA Image caption China’s President Xi Jinping addressing the UN via video link China will aim to hit peak emissions before 2030 and for carbon neutrality by 2060, President Xi Jinping has announced. Mr Xi outlined the steps when speaking via videolink to the UN General Assembly in New York. The announcement is …