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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

carbon dioxide emissions


Global emissions of CO2 from transport: Cars, buses account for largest share; airlines a tenth

November 11, 2021 8:58 am

Since the entire transport sector accounted for a little more than a fifth of total CO2 emissions, and road transport accounted for three-quarters of transport emissions, road transport accounted for 15% of total global CO2 emissions.

India must resist carbon neutrality demands at COP-26

November 02, 2021 8:37 am

Tejal Kanitkar writes: The country’s efforts in the energy sector are evidence that it is punching far above its weight where climate action is concerned.

10 UNESCO forests emit more CO2 than they soak up: study

October 30, 2021 6:09 pm

The most impactful was the Tropical Rainforest in Sumatra, which removed about 1.2 million tons from the atmosphere, but released another 4.2 million

Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions rose 9.5 per cent in 2020 with Amazon deforestation: study

October 29, 2021 7:39 pm

While most countries generated less carbon emissions during the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Brazil in 2020 emitted 2.16 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2020: UN

October 25, 2021 7:25 pm

The global average of carbon dioxide concentrations hit a new high of 413.2 parts per million last year, according to the WMO report.

Fossil fuel use could peak in just a few years. Still, major challenges loom.

October 13, 2021 5:11 pm

The International Energy Agency now projects that humanity’s emissions of carbon dioxide will reach a peak by the mid-2020s and then drop slowly in the decades thereafter.

California’s wildfires had an invisible effect: High carbon dioxide emissions

September 27, 2021 5:33 pm

Over the three months California fires released more than 75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

World's largest plant capturing carbon from air starts in Iceland

September 14, 2021 4:10 pm

The plant will be developed with the capacity to suck out up to 4,000 tons of CO2 per year, which is the equivalent of the annual emissions from about 790 cars.

Japan adopts green growth plan to go carbon free by 2050

December 27, 2020 10:57 am

The "green growth strategy" urges utilities to bolster renewables and hydrogen while calling for auto industries to go carbon free by the mid-2030s.

World carbon dioxide emissions drop 7% in pandemic-hit 2020

December 11, 2020 9:51 am

A locked-down pandemic-struck world cut its carbon dioxide emissions this year by 7%, the biggest drop ever, new preliminary figures show.