Implementing the global rule to restrict the sulphur content in marine fuel oil to 0.5 per cent will cut shipping SO2 emissions by nearly 80 per cent and prevent more than 100,000 annual premature deaths.
Reducing consumption of meat, dairy and eggs by three quarters in the EU will lead to reductions of 44 per cent in greenhouse gas emissions from the food sector, but other efforts are also needed to reach a 2-degree target.
Over four in five Euro 5 diesel cars produce more than three times their laboratory limit value for NOx when driven on the road, and two-thirds of Euro 6 diesel cars still emit more than three times their limit.
Food cultivation is the dominant source of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air in Europe, the central US and parts of China, according to a new study from the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
The measures announced by the UK government to tackle air pollution still don’t comply with EU air quality legislation and will not meet nitrogen dioxide limits in time, the country’s High Court ruled on 2 November.
The rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement has created the legal basis for countries to increase their level of action and ambition to meet the 1.5°C warming limit over the next two years in the lead-up to 2018.
The planet would warm by a searing 10°C if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and the global economy.