Sustainability: “We are losing the race on climate change” – UN chief Antonio Guterres

Sustainability: “We are losing the race on climate change” – UN chief Antonio Guterres

The world is “losing the race” against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday at the elite Davos forum, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest catastrophic warming. Advertisements

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Sustainability: Life expectancy goes up in China as pollution level drops

Sustainability: Life expectancy goes up in China as pollution level drops

The life expectancy of a Chinese citizen has gone up by half a year due to a significant drop in the air pollution level in the country, a study has claimed. Air pollution kills over a million in China where the average life expectancy is 76.4 years. A study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago says that the life expectancy of Chinese citizens has been extended by half a year due…

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Sustainability: “China plans more nuanced anti-coal pollution measures in 2019” – ministry

Sustainability: “China plans more nuanced anti-coal pollution measures in 2019” – ministry

China will adopt more efficient and targeted measures during its campaign against pollution next year, but will not relax the targets or ease the crackdown on violators, the environment ministry said in a statement on Monday night. The push for new measures follows an annual meeting of top leaders last week which noted that the world’s second-largest economy is facing downward pressures. “We will coordinate environmental protection with economic development and avoid simple and brutal…

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Industry Analysis: Energy efficiency is the cornerstone for building a secure and sustainable energy system

Industry Analysis: Energy efficiency is the cornerstone for building a secure and sustainable energy system

 A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, according to the IEA’s latest analysis on energy efficiency.

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Energy & Sustainability: Obama Warns of “Mass Migrations” If Climate Change Is Not Confronted

President Obama used his final address to the U.N. General Assembly yesterday to warn that climate change would worsen the kind of unrest and inequality that has spurred a global refugee crisis, according to the Scientific American magazine.

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From Oilprice: Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices. But the political and financial winds are moving in the wrong direction for the industry, raising more “above ground” problems at a time that they can ill-afford it.

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Mining & Environment: China smog at ‘record’ levels as coal burning for heating begins

Heavy smog blankets Liaoning Province and neighbouring regions. Image by @CCTV_English Air quality reached extremely hazardous levels, about 50 times World Health Organization maximums, in the northeastern Chinese industrial city of Shenyang, as locals began burning coal to heat homes for winter. Over the weekend, Shenyang endured PM2.5 readings that exceeded 1,000, even 1,400 micrograms, per cubic meter, at some measuring stations, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Energy & Environment: Exxon investigated over possible climate change deception

The state of New York is investigating whether Exxon Mobil misled the public and investors about the risks of climate change, a move sought by environmentalists that could signal a broader reckoning with the conduct of big energy companies.

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Press Release: IEA Ministerial Focuses on Innovation for a Clean, Secure Energy Future

2015 IEA Ministerial Focuses on Innovation for a Clean, Secure Energy Future Ministerial Meeting to Take Place on November 17-18 in Paris Ahead of COP21 Climate Negotiations  On 17-18 November, just two weeks before the start of the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations, the International Energy Agency will host its 2015 Ministerial meeting in Paris. Ministers and representatives from IEA and non-IEA countries will discuss collaborative efforts to foster innovation for a clean, secure energy…

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