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Study: New German govt's plans fall short of climate goal

A research institute's analysis has concluded that the incoming German government's plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to put Germany on course to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Reshaping the plastic lifecycle into a circle

In 1950, 2 million metric tons of new plastic was produced globally. In 2018, the world produced 360 million metric tons of plastics. Because of their low cost, durability and versatility, plastics are everywhere—including ...

Carbon offsets: a booming market or greenwashing?

Corporate carbon polluters plant trees to counter their CO2 emissions, but activists warn against greenwashing and say such afforestation schemes detract from the emissions reductions needed to combat climate change.

Overseas trade has a hidden environmental 'disaster footprint'

Environmental disasters are increasingly a fact of life around the world. Each year, floods, droughts and landslides affect tens of millions of people, leaving vast human and economic destruction in their wake. The cost in ...

Q&A: What is China's carbon trading scheme?

China Friday launched the world's biggest carbon trading system to help lower emissions, but critics and analysts have raised doubts about whether it will have a significant impact.

EU begins 'bloody hard' battle to reach green ambition

The EU went into battle Wednesday to secure a path to its pledge of carbon neutrality by 2050, triggering an epic political clash over electric cars and fuel prices that could last for years.

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