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Climate change: Countries’ carbon emission plans still fall far short of 1.5°C goal
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Climate change: Countries’ carbon emission plans still fall far short of 1.5°C goal

National plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions still fall far short of what is needed to avert catastrophic climate change, the UN Environment Programme warns Environment 27 October 2022 By Madeleine Cuff Countries aren’t cutting emissions fast enough, according to a new report Shutterstock/Junk Culture National plans to cut carbon emissions leave no credible pathway...

Tunisia’s vineyards: Local producers encourage development of sector
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Tunisia’s vineyards: Local producers encourage development of sector

Issued on: 27/10/2022 – 11:33Modified: 27/10/2022 – 12:07 In Tunisia, the wine industry is doing well. There are close to two million local consumers, not counting tourists. Despite the effects of climate change, this year’s harvest promises to be good. Wine professionals want the state to liberalise the sector and help further improve quality. Tunisian wine is gaining...

Fossil fuel demand expected to peak within 15 years, says IEA report
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Fossil fuel demand expected to peak within 15 years, says IEA report

The International Energy Agency finds that the war in Ukraine has accelerated the world’s transition to cleaner energy sources Environment 27 October 2022 By Madeleine Cuff Climate protesters in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021 Lafargue Raphael/ABACA/Shuttersto​ck Demand for fossil fuels is expected to peak within 15 years, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which...

IEA expects global emissions to peak in 2025
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IEA expects global emissions to peak in 2025

Issued on: 27/10/2022 – 08:21 The International Energy Agency said Wednesday it believes global emissions will peak in 2025 as surging energy prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine propel investment in renewables. Only last year the IEA said there was “no clear peak in sight” in energy emissions, but the new higher investment...

Cars are still cars—even when they’re electric
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Cars are still cars—even when they’re electric

When Biden arrived at General Motors, he jumped behind the wheel not of a Bolt, the company’s electric subcompact car, but the new Hummer EV, a vehicle that’s the embodiment of everything wrong with the trajectory of vehicle design in the past couple of decades. After taking it for a spin, he declared, “That Hummer’s...

Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘Buy European Act’ to protect regional carmakers – POLITICO
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Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘Buy European Act’ to protect regional carmakers – POLITICO

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron called for a “Buy European Act” on Wednesday to protect carmakers on the Continent in the face of competition from China and in response to the United States’ own controversial scheme to incentivize domestic production. Speaking on TV channel France 2, the French president criticized the European Union as being “too...

Top Headlines: Passenger vehicle sales up, legal power to CCI and more
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Top Headlines: Passenger vehicle sales up, legal power to CCI and more

Centre plans to provide legal power to CCI ahead of merger with NAA The Union government is working on enhancing legal powers for the Competition Commission of India (CCI) by amending some key provisions of anti-profiteering regulations on goods and services tax (GST), thus preparing the soil for two regulators to merge....

UN says world’s climate pledges still ‘nowhere near’ meeting 1.5C goal
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UN says world’s climate pledges still ‘nowhere near’ meeting 1.5C goal

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 22:34 The world’s current climate pledges are far off track to limit temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius and will steer a world already wracked by increasing floods, heatwaves and storms towards “catastrophic” warming, the UN said Wednesday.  In a report released just over a week before high-stakes climate negotiations, the...

16 ‘vital signs’ of the planet’s health are now at record extremes
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16 ‘vital signs’ of the planet’s health are now at record extremes

An assessment of 35 key factors in Earth’s climate system, such as greenhouse gas concentrations and ocean temperatures, finds that many are “flashing red” Environment 26 October 2022 By Madeleine Cuff A burning house in the Dixie fire in California in 2021 JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images An international coalition of climate scientists has issued...