Beyond COVID-19, human rights can help save the planet

Green (Living) Review

We have also seen how the Convention can be used at national level to press governments to take faster and more drastic steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

2020 168

Biofriendly’s fuel additive makes dirty fuel burn cleaner

Green Prophet

Now when you are filling up at the pump, and know how every drop of fuel goes to greenhouse gas emissions, might feel a bit relieved knowing there are solutions being used by industry and at gas stations to increase fuel efficiency and reduce smog. .

2020 81

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Trillians to be made from carbon credits – Microsoft, Goldman Sachs show how

Green Prophet

Sustainable carbon credits carbon sequestering greenhouse gas MicrosoftThunderbird School of Global Management released a new report today projecting that the world can realize at least $1 trillion – $3 trillion dollars in market opportunities and $3 trillion – $5 trillion dollars in broader economic, social and environmental benefits per year by 2030.

2020 59

Electronic waste getting worse, up 20% in 5 years

Green Prophet

million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, according to the United Nations in their Global E-waste Monitor 2020. percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

2020 63

Welcome to the world of Solarpunk

Green Prophet

As a result, Israel experienced a 40% reduction in nitrogen dioxide concentrations, a reactive gas emitted by the burning of fuel, during March 2020 compared to prior March emissions. Solar power plant is Israel is totally Solarpunk.

2020 55

Colorado College is now carbon neutral – and they didn’t buy their way out

Green Prophet

Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, a goal it set in 2009 when it committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. How do lazy people and companies declare carbon neutrality? By carrying on in their old ways and by buying carbon credits.

2020 89

Calculate your cities? solar power potential

Green Prophet

While there was a steep drop in greenhouse gas emissions over the first part of the year because of the coronavirus, the expectation is that the world will return to rising levels of emissions in the near future. Viganella is a village in Italy where the sun never shines.

2020 72

Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

Green Prophet

Motivated by the prospect of economic decline, oil and gas companies in Arab nations are analyzing the growth of the non-oil industry within the energy sector. According to OPEC figures, the oil and gas sector in Saudi Arabia accounts for 50% of the country’s GDP.

2020 78

The Golden Globes Go Vegan!

Green Prophet

Agriculture and ranching industries are the biggest greenhouse gas emitters after fossil fuel energy production. Vegetarian food is delicious and healthy and reduces greenhouse gasses about as much as driving electric cars.

2020 72

Key Facts on Food Waste You Should Know!


In terms of environmental impacts, if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world, after China and the U.S [3]. billion tons of greenhouse gases annually. This gas is then used in homes and businesses for heating and cooking.

2020 70

High polluting Victoria, Australia, hell-bent on increasing greenhouse gas pollution

Green Blog

The State of Victoria, Australia, is the worst polluting state in Australia which in turn is one of the worst countries in the world for annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. backs and subsidizes expansion of dirty gas and dirty coal burning for power, 6. now scraps a “20% off greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2020″ target, and.

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?


The world has a crippling dependence on fossil fuels and this dependence on coal, oil and natural gas is one of the largest causes to arguably the biggest problem facing earth today: climate change.

2020 64

The Best Campaigns of All Time to Save Vanishing Species


The ARPA has greatly contributed to the great drop in the greenhouse gas emissions of Brazil as well as falling rates of deforestation. What does Jackie Chan, Paul McCartney and Prince William have in common?

2020 61

How online casinos can further their green potential

Green Prophet

The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the gambling industry is no token gesture. As this trend continues to expand, the industry is continuously cutting the greenhouse gas emissions associated with it.

2020 52

The Slow Food Movement defines Slow Meat

Green Prophet

of total greenhouse gas emissions, while one third of the world’s cultivated land is used to produce the billion tonnes of feed required to feed these animals: mainly soy and maize monocultures. Meat the Change – What is slow meat? Wild pastured? Whole animal meat. Organic. Raised with spirit? Bought at ethical prices? Slaughtered ethically? All of the above. The Slow Food movement isn’t against eating meat.

2020 57

Geothermal Heat Pump: How Does It Work


6 Low greenhouse gas emissions. According to some studies, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is equivalent to taking two cars off the road [3]. Today, geothermal energy is probably one of the least talked about forms of renewable energy.

2020 53

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

All four states have put in place Renewable Energy Standards requiring utilities to buy more clean energy, and [.] [ 4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

Don't forget your macroeconomics when analyzing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 ): U.S. President Trump has said he plans to officially withdraw the nation from the Paris climate agreement in 2020 and in the meantime has rolled back Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing the country’s carbon emissions. The key issue now is how all of this plays out over the next two years, leading up to 2020. Other countries are going to be looking at the [2020 presidential] campaign,” Wirth said. “If

Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

Green Blog

The bottom line in the Copenhagen Climate Summit should be (a) equal per capita greenhouse gas emissions for everyone and (b) an additional but equitable penalty for First World countries for their disproportionately huge historical contribution to atmospheric carbon pollution. 2020). Developed country population (billions): 1.147 (1990), 1.175 (1995), 1.195 (2000), 1,217 (2005), 1.237 (2010), 1,255 (2015), 1.268 (2020). 2020). 2020). in 2020 [7.1-8.9

Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit

Green Prophet

Desalination used in dry countries like Saudi Arabia is a major cause of greenhouse gases. . Greenhouse gas production from coal and oil are on the increase. The world is on track to produce far more coal, oil and gas than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C

Israel Embraces Solar As It Races Towards 2020 Clean Energy Goal

Green Prophet

Business & Politics Energy Climate Change greenhouse gas Israel Solar EnergyThe arid Middle Eastern desert climate offers little in the way of natural resources. But it does boast of brilliant and fierce sunlight.

2020 113

Greta Thunberg is reshaping how stakeholders invest

Green Prophet

Of Davos 2020, the deVere boss concludes: “In many ways, Millennials and Gen Z ‘have got this’; they’re with Greta. Act Climate Change greenhouse gas Greta ThunbergMicrosoft, Stripe, Goldman Sachs. They are investing billions in a trillions market opportunity.

2020 60

Can Online Casino Websites be Truly Green?

Green Prophet

Here’s a prediction for 2020 and going forward: We will begin to look beyond the usual suspects when it comes to scrutinising carbon footprints and green credentials, and we will begin examining every industry to see what they could improve on. Act Climate Change greenhouse gas emissions

2019 52

It’s Game Over for Global Warming Unless We Act This Decade

Green Prophet

Scientists gathered at the Planet Under Pressure Conference in London warn that failure to drastically slash greenhouse gas emissions this decade could push the planet past certain thresholds that would keep climate change manageable, according to a Reuters report.

2012 105

The Path Forward on Climate – It’s About Us Now

Conservancy Talk

With the Agreement set to take effect on November 4, now is the time to talk about action—specifically, actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. For example, take horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to tap shale gas resources.

2016 83

5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

Put a price on carbon Economists on both sides of the aisle generally agree on the easiest and cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—putting a price on carbon. Together, these cities are on track to deliver half the world’s emissions reductions by 2020.

EU Ahead Of Emission Goals For 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

The recent meeting in Copenhagen in December failed to commit nations to strong greenhouse gas reductions. The European Union has the goal of cutting their emissions by twenty percent compared to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

2020 65

# COP17FAIL: Climate Change is a One-Size-Fits-All Problem

Green Prophet

The long-awaited design of a Green Climate Fund that is supposed to dole out $100 billion to poorer countries by 2020 so that they will be able to protect themselves against climate change and reduce their emissions is another quasi COP 17 success story.

Aircraft Emissions: Um, Stewardess, Got An Aspirin?

Green Prophet

If you are not already afraid of the giant plume of methane gas now emitting greenhouses gases into the atmosphere, there’s another worry: air emissions. Did you know that aviation has been exempt from all international controls on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

To Reach Our Climate Mitigation Goal, We Must Grow the Market for Natural Solutions

Conservancy Talk

This means a commitment to limiting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to no more than the level that it can be sequestered. The pledge will pay around $800 million a year starting this year, with finance reaching $1 billion per year by 2020.

2015 83

The Future of Energy in a World of 400ppm and Rising

Nature Conservancy - Science

When you think of the future of energy, do you think of hillsides blanketed with wind turbines, cars powered by batteries instead of gas, and solar-powered office buildings? California’s goal to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 is spurring new innovations.

UK waste can supply half renewables energy target by 2020

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A study finds UK energy-from-waste can contribute up to 50 percent of the UK renewable energy target by 2020 An award-winning study concludes that energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies can contribute up to 50 percent of the UK renewable energy target by 2020. These two options are easily implementable and could provide substantial savings in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Widely used is the GA2000 portable landfill gas analyser.

2010 111

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions. Unfortunately Australia (through disproportionately huge annual fossil fuel burning and exports) and Belize (through disproportionately huge annual deforestation) have already used up their “share” of this terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) budget. Australia is fundamentally committed to coal and gas use and exports.

Obama directs government to triple use of clean energy by 2020

Green Blog

5, calling for an increase in solar, wind, and other renewable energy for federal agencies , to 20 percent by 2020. greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40 percent; and developing a climate change response plan that aspires to double renewable energy usage for the nation as a whole. Federal agencies have already reduced their total greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent since Obama began his campaign to phase out their reliance on fossil fuels.

2020 72

Australia’s outrageously deficient carbon tax entrenches climate change inaction

Green Blog

However sensible analysis of the proposals makes it clear that Australia’s pro-coal, pro-gas Labor Government has no intention of doing anything of the kind and its plan is simply a rhetoric-cloaked scheme for entrenched climate change inaction while pretending to do otherwise. Before considering the details of Labor’s plan one must consider Australia’s position as a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas pollution and fossil fuel exports.

"California Governor Orders New Target for Emissions Cuts"

Environmental Economics

Jerry Brown issued an executive order Wednesday dramatically ramping up this state’s already ambitious program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, saying it was critical to address what he called “an ever-growing threat” posed by global warming to the state’s economy and well-being. Mr. Brown’s order marks an aggressive turn in what had already been among the toughest programs in the nation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

EU Met 2012 Goals, On Track for 2020 , Can Cut Emissions 80% by 2050


It has already surpassed the targets set for 2012, and is on track to achieve the goals for 2020. Its next plan for achieving the needed 80% – 95% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions is laid out in today’s Roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050.

Benefits and costs of the Clean Power Plan

Environmental Economics

As such, health co-benefits can offset costs and provide an important additional motivation for policies that target greenhouse gas emissions, including the U.S.

2016 164

Another jobs study, because jobs are what we are trying to get out of climate policy?

Environmental Economics

  EPA's Clean Power Plan would require existing power plants to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a cleaner supply of energy. The plan would lead to a net increase of 360,000 new jobs by 2020, the report said. 

2015 208

How cap-and-trade might work

Environmental Economics

The headline says that the CO2 allowances were priced at $3 in the 2013 auction: Having completed revisions to their state CO2 Budget Trading Programs, the nine states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) announced that the 2014 RGGI cap is 91 million tons. percent each year from 2015 to 2020. By 2020, power plant CO2 pollution in the nine RGGI states is projected to be half of 2005 levels.

2014 138

"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market. By 2020, emissions from the nine RGGI states are projected to be 50 percent below 2005 levels.

2015 160

In case you have forgotten how much the Paris climate deal might cost the U.S.

Environmental Economics

  The idea behind the Paris talks is that all countries have to participate in a United Nations-organized effort to curb emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. To get everyone on board, each country was allowed to develop its own plan, and countries aren’t compelled to meet their targets, which cover the period after 2020. Real Time Economics (i.e., WSJ): Now that officials from the U.S.

2017 122

New Zealand Territory Meets All Electricity Needs Through Solar

Eco Friendly Daily

These island nations generally emit very little greenhouse gas emissions but their very livelihoods and islands are threatened with the worst effects of climate change, particularly rising seas. Diesel is also a great contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.