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Cop29 host Azerbaijan to hike gas output by a third over next decade
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Cop29 host Azerbaijan to hike gas output by a third over next decade

Environmentalists condemn news of higher forecast production which is also seen as a conservative forecast. Azerbaijan, which is hosting this year’s UN climate talks, plans to increase its fossil fuel production by a third over the next decade, according to an analysis shared exclusively with the Guardian. The forecast indicates the Cop29 host will grow...

How climate change is going to affect your holidays in 2024
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How climate change is going to affect your holidays in 2024

Holidays are making a comeback after several years of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, but this resurgence in travel is concerning. The tourism sector alone is responsible for an estimated 8 to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions – and conditions at traditional holiday destinations in high summer are becoming increasingly unpleasant if not downright hazardous. During the past year, numerous...

High cost, low profitability and storage challenges: Is carbon capture a realistic climate solution?
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High cost, low profitability and storage challenges: Is carbon capture a realistic climate solution?

Here’s why carbon capture is no easy solution to climate change. Carbon capture technology is central to the climate strategies of many world governments. It is also expensive, unproven at scale, and can be hard to sell to a nervous public. This currently makes the model of capturing carbon dioxide emissions from the air and storing them...

UAE oil giant’s two missions: a greener image and ‘accelerated growth’
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UAE oil giant’s two missions: a greener image and ‘accelerated growth’

The company, whose CEO will lead the upcoming U.N. climate summit, is pledging lofty goals for cutting pollution. But it has a “high” probability of failing to meet them, a document obtained by POLITICO’s E&E News says. The oil and gas executive helming the next United Nations climate summit warned world leaders in September that global warming...

‘The Arctic isn’t melting anymore, it’s on fire’ says co-chair Gwich’in Council International 
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‘The Arctic isn’t melting anymore, it’s on fire’ says co-chair Gwich’in Council International 

Trying to put a wider spotlight on the global impacts of melting permafrost in the Arctic, Canada’s Dustin Whalen and Norway’s Tina Schoolmeester launched a new 174-page print and online Arctic Permafrost Map as an exhibit at the 10th Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland. “It’s the first atlas of its kind,” said Whalen, a scientist at...

India unlikely to join global cooling pledge at COP28 – govt sources
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India unlikely to join global cooling pledge at COP28 – govt sources

India is unlikely to sign onto a global pledge to reduce cooling-related emissions at the COP 28 climate meeting, citing the need for the world’s most populous country to have affordable cooling, two government officials told Reuters. The pledge to cut cooling-related carbon dioxide emissions by at least 68% by 2050 compared with 2022 levels...

Superfood-based ‘beanless coffee’ could slash emissions and water use by 94%
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Superfood-based ‘beanless coffee’ could slash emissions and water use by 94%

Coffee is causing deforestation at an ‘alarming rate’ – could a beanless brew be the solution? A Seattle-based startup backed by some of the investors behind Beyond Meat is launching the world’s first beanless coffee this week. Its inventors hope to slash the environmental impact of the popular drink. The caffeinated brew uses superfoods and plant-based waste...