Ruling on a suit filed by the Netherlands branch of Friends of the Earth, a court in the Netherlands ordered energy giant Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by 45 % before the decade is over.
The Swedish city of Gothenburg is developing the world’s first large-scale zero-emissions city zone. If the initiative works as proposed, Gothenburg Green City Zone will implement 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030.
U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.K. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy.
While the EU previously banned neonicotinoids — insecticides that target the central nervous system — in 2018, many other pesticides still pose a serious threat to Europe’s bee population.
The world today is getting steadily older—mature, settled adults over the age of 30 are now half the population and growing. And the world is getting steadily richer—about half the world is now middle class or richer.
Microsoft CEO announced recently that not only does the company plan to be carbon negative by 2030, but if it succeeds, the move will effectively cancel out its lifetime CO2 emissions by 2050.
Researchers have assessed a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change in 173 African cities for the years 2030, 2060 and 2090. Their results show that a third of African city-dwellers could be affected by deadly heat waves in 2090.
Taiwan aims to be completely free of plastic bags and all single-use plastic items, such as utensils and beverage cups, by 2030. Starting this year, chain restaurants will be restricted from giving straws to customers for in-store use.
Online giant plans to reach half of all shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The new initiative is called ‘Shipment Zero’.
Bristol has certainly pioneered a name for itself as a center for all things green. Now Bristol's city council has declared a climate emergency and promised to target complete carbon neutrality for the city by 2030.