For the first time in over a hundred years, Britain has gone for a record two months without using coal energy. This new milestone is due in part to the coronavirus pandemic and investment in renewable energy.
The new report, released late Sunday night by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that nations need to collectively bring carbon emissions down to zero within the next 30 years.
As major cities around the world make pledges to abandon fossil fuels, C40 Cities, have launched the C40 Divest/Invest Forum, a first-of-its-kind initiative to help urban leaders to accelerate green investment.
Nine cities in Africa — Accra, Dar es Salaam, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Dakar, Durban, Tshwane, Johannesburg, and Cape Town — aim to reach zero carbon by 2050.
Costa Rica would start carrying out a plan to stop the use of fossil fuels in transportation by 2021. The country generates over 99 percent of its electricity via renewable sources.
Bhutan has been referred to by several places as the world’s first (and only) carbon negative country, in that it removes four times more greenhouse emissions then it produces.
The UK is the first G7 country to commit to such an analysis, which could help bring its emissions in line with Paris agreement goals.
The government of New Zealand has just unveiled an ambitious set of environmental policies that are destined to take an aggressive stance against climate change in the future.
Oxford in the UK wants to become the world's first carbon emission-free city by 2035, with a plan to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles from the city centre over the next 20 years.