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China’s falling GHG emissions : a climate hope?

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Let’s face it ! China is by far the largest GHG emitter in the world (supplanting the US), due mostly to the country’s booming economy and its reliance for energy on coal, the most polluting form of fossil fuels. New data seems to indicate that China’s emissions fell substantially between 2013 to 2016. Is this hope […]

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Cement producers are engaging in combatting climate change

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One of largest contributor to GHG worldwide is engaging in combatting climate change. The World Cement Association (WCA) involves the largest carbon dioxide emitters on the planet. It single-handedly accounts for about 7 percent of all global carbon emissions, according to estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA). That makes it the second-largest single industrial […]

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ICAO Council reaches landmark decision on civil aviation CO2 emissions

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During its 39th Assembly, the ICAO Council has adopted the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or (CORSIA) ; a first for any global industry sector. The adoption of CORSIA Standards and Recommended Practices complements other elements in the basket of measures including the enhancement of air navigation efficiency, the adopted aircraft CO2 certification standard and the long-term vision on the use […]

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Antartica is melting much faster now

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Ice sheets in Antarctica hold a tremendous amount of water. If they were to melt entirely the global sea level would rise by 58 meters (almost 200 feet). Needless to say that the rate at which ice sheets melt is crucial for coastal infrastructures, and the cost associated with such a disastrous scenario would be […]