GHG emissions

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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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Editorial: Steps to climate action

A few weeks ago the European Commission presented a communication on “The Future of Food and Farming”, which is one of the first stepping stones in a long CAP reform ...
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Grass-fed beef is not a climate solution

Livestock can under certain conditions and for limited periods of time contribute to carbon sequestration in grasslands, but this can at best offset no more than 11 per cent of all livestock emissions.
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Greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping 2013–2015

A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) that describes trends in global shipping activity and emissions for the years 2013 to 2015 ...
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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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