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Coal mining, oil industries among main sources of increasing air pollution in Africa – study
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Coal mining, oil industries among main sources of increasing air pollution in Africa – study

A recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience presents evidence that shows that the burning of biomass fuel for cooking, heating, and lighting, the crude oil exploitation and coal mining industries, as well as old vehicles being shipped in from Europe are causing severe deterioration of air quality in African countries. According to the article, particulate matter concentration levels in many African...

UAE’s Flagship Renewables Firm Isn’t The Giant It Claims
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UAE’s Flagship Renewables Firm Isn’t The Giant It Claims

As world leaders descend on Dubai for this year’s biggest climate conference COP28, the United Arab Emirates is pushing for a global commitment to triple renewable energy deployment by the end of the decade. It will also showcase its own investments in solar and wind power. But a closer look at the numbers shows the UAE’s...

More Than 650 Scientists Call on President Biden to Take Ambitious Climate Action at COP28
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More Than 650 Scientists Call on President Biden to Take Ambitious Climate Action at COP28

More than 650 scientists signed a letter sent to President Biden today calling on him to commit to more ambitious U.S. climate actions in the lead-up to the annual U.N. climate talks—also called COP28—in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nearing the end of a year in which the world witnessed devastating climate-fueled disasters, record-breaking global average temperatures, and...

Despite climate pledges, Canada and other fossil fuel producers set to scale up production: report
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Despite climate pledges, Canada and other fossil fuel producers set to scale up production: report

Canada is among a group of top fossil fuel-producing countries on pace to extract more oil and gas than would be consistent with agreed-upon international targets designed to limit global warming, according to a new analysis. The report, released on Wednesday by the United Nations in collaboration with a team of international scientists, found that countries still plan to...

‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report
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‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report

The world’s fossil fuel producers are planning expansions that would blow the planet’s carbon budget twice over, a UN report has found. Experts called the plans “insanity” which “throw humanity’s future into question”. The energy plans of the petrostates contradicted their climate policies and pledges, the report said. The plans would lead to 460% more coal production,...

It’s time to admit that our health and climate crises are one
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It’s time to admit that our health and climate crises are one

The writer served as the first national climate adviser to the White House and is a former administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency.It is of course completely right that climate, economic and technical experts are included in every COP discussion, such as the one in the United Arab Emirates later this month. But only...

Dear COP 28 President-Designate Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber,
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Dear COP 28 President-Designate Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber,

This year, world leaders gathering in the UAE to take stock of their climate commitments will for the first time engage in official programming focused on health. We, the signatories of this letter, support your leadership in bringing health front and center at COP28. As global health leaders, we are committed to achieving health and...

Future of fossil fuels leaves nations at odds ahead of UN climate summit
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Future of fossil fuels leaves nations at odds ahead of UN climate summit

The world’s nations remained at odds over any agreement for an end to new oil and gasprojects ahead of the upcoming UN climate summit, with France, Spain, Ireland, Kenyaand 11 other countries calling for the phasing out of fossil fuel production at preliminarytalks this week.After discussions over the past two days in Abu Dhabi in...

Nestle, Volvo among 130 companies urging COP28 agreement to ditch fossil fuels
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Nestle, Volvo among 130 companies urging COP28 agreement to ditch fossil fuels

Companies including Nestle (NESN.S), Unilever (ULVR.L), Mahindra Group and Volvo Cars are urging political leaders to agree a timeline at the upcoming U.N. climate summit to phase out fossil fuels. The 131 companies, which have nearly $1 trillion in global annual revenues, wrote in a letter published on Monday that attendees at the COP28 summit must commit...