What 'net-zero carbon' really means for cities

How does a city choked with traffic and packed full of carbon-emitting processes and structures reach a goal of net-zero carbon? And exactly how different would the urban environment look if it were net-zero?

Britain hits a new record going two months coal-free

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. 

New Zealand Vows to Stop Emitting Carbon by 2050

The country will pursue 100% renewable energy by 2035, overhaul public transportation, invest in electric cars, plant 1 trillion trees, and stop permitting oil and gas exploration.

The benefits of investing in zero-carbon cities

A new report shows low carbon measures in cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90 percent and support 87 million jobs worldwide by 2030.

A zero-carbon economy is within reach

While a zero-carbon economy is undoubtedly technically feasible and easily affordable, it will not be achieved without strong public policies and forward-looking business strategies.

To Get to a Zero-Carbon World, a Firm Time Line Is Needed

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.

Major Forum launched to encourage fossil fuel divestment

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 African cities join C40 Cities to reach zero carbon by 2050

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.

Hawaii pledges to become carbon neutral by 2045

Hawaii’s legislature passed two bills setting out the most ambitious climate goal of any US state. The bill will create a task force that sets out a plan to make the state carbon neutral “no later than 2045.”

Costa Rica to become the world's first decarbonized country

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 Is The Only Carbon Negative Nation On Earth

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.

UK to Review Climate Goals, Explore 'Net-Zero' Emissions Strategy

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.

New Zealand Government Announces Plan to Plant 1 Billion Trees

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 is creating a world first Zero Emission Zone by 2035

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.