GHG emissions

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EU needs net zero emissions by 2040

In order to stay within the limited carbon budget that is left, the EU will need to reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by at least 3 per cent per year.
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Decarbonising European shipping

Powering ships with batteries, hydrogen or ammonia will decarbonise the European fleet and require only half the amount of renewable electricity that less efficient solutions like synthetic methane or synthetic diesel will need ...
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Levels of long-lived greenhouse gases rose again in 2017

The level of CO2 today is similar to that 3–5 million years ago, when the temperature was 2–3°C warmer and the sea level was 10–20 metres higher than now.
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CO2 makes up 81 per cent of US greenhouse gases

The website of the US EPA presents an inventory of GHG emissions for 1990 to 2016, but web pages containing detailed climate analysis were removed one year ago.
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World’s biggest insurer moves away from coal

Allianz, the world’s biggest insurance company by assets, announced on 3 May 2018 that it will no longer provide stand-alone insurance coverage for coal power plants or coal mines.
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Remaining carbon budget – that’s how fast the carbon clock is ticking

The clock is ticking. The carbon clock of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change ...
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Development of Kyoto GHG emissions in Europe 1990 to 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are falling rapidly in some countries and not at all in others. The great variation geographically and over time show that much more can be done.
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Possible to phase out the climate impact of road traffic in 15 years

Taxes, regulations, fuel switches, electrification and climate-conscious social planning is the recipe if the Nordic and Baltic states is going to abolish GHG emissions from road traffic.
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The communal deficits of German lignite usage

For a successful phase-out of coal in Germany, it is important to understand the dependence of mining and industrial communities on lignite.
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CAP fails to target emission sources

Greenhouse gas emissions from farming in the EU are on the rise, while the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fails to deliver climate action, according to a new “fitness check”.
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