GHG emissions

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Dirty dozen – biggest polluters

Polish lignite plant Belchatow and British coal plant Drax continue to dominate Europe’s most polluting point sources in 2015.
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IMO moves slowly on shipping climate plan

Countries meeting in early July at the International Maritime Organization’s environment committee (MEPC) managed to agree only on ‘headings’ to be included in a strategy, which itself will be the first step in a broader plan to cut ships’ greenhouse gas emissions.
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Huge benefits from ending subsidies to fossil fuel

Fossil fuel subsidies support an industry that causes premature deaths and ill-health worldwide – the health costs associated with fossil fuel use are more than sixfold the subsidies.
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Shipping can and must do more

Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping could be cut by more than three-quarters with current technologies.
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Lowered speed – less emissions

Research has shown that fleet-wide operational speed reductions can cut ship emissions of CO2 and other harmful air pollutants by as much as 35 per cent.
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Global ship emissions calculated

A new study by the Finnish Meteorological Institute provides detailed information on ship emissions by using real-time data on international shipping traffic. It calculated that global ship emissions in 2015 amounted to 831 million tonnes ...
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Climate protection through a coal phase-out

A immediate start to phasing power will help Germany to reach its threatened climate target to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.
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Why agriculture fails to take climate action

Abolish harmful support and subsidies, differentiate policy and communicate on-farm benefits, are some of the recommendations in a new report from OECD.
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Grass-fed cattle not a climate solution

Whether grass-fed beef is good or bad for the climate is the focus of a new report from the Food Climate Research Network, entitled “Grazed and Confused?”.
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11% higher methane emissions from livestock

New estimates of methane emissions from livestock are 11 per cent higher than figures obtained using established methods for calculations based on the IPCC 2006 emission factors.
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