In Ibadan, Nigeria, e-cargo bikes made locally are helping traders to cut transport costs. Since they don’t need fuel, they also help to reduce carbon emissions.
With more people on the move, carbon dioxide emissions from transport are increasing each year. To meet climate goals, the sector needs to slash its dependency on fossil fuels.
The US government wants to turn domestic coalfields into green energy centers in an effort to combine climate protection with job creation. But those affected have little trust in the policy, reports Sabrina Kessler.
France's greenhouse gas emissions are down for the first time since the post-Covid spike. Cipeta, the institution that measures carbon emissions, reports that they were reduced by 2.5 percent in 2022 compared with the previous year.
19 Mar 2022
A carbon tax is set to be introduced in January in the hope companies will switch to climate-friendly energy sources. But businesses are already complaining about costs while they are still struggling from the pandemic.
27 Oct 2021
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2060, says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, days before the COP26 global climate summit. In March, Saudi Arabia unveiled a sweeping campaign to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions, including a plan to plant billions of trees in the coming decades.
11 Dec 2020
Researchers say global carbon emissions dropped by an estimated 2.4 billion metric tons this year due to the coronavirus-induced lockdowns. They have also warned that the emissions may rebound once the pandemic ends.
9 Apr 2020
Three and a half billion people are confined in some way around the planet. That's almost half of the world's population. The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives. With travel halted and industries slowed or stopped, what does that mean for the environment? What effect could it have on efforts to fight climate change? Down to Earth's team takes a look at carbon emissions, pollution, recycling and the impact on agriculture in this special episode in the midst of the coronavirus pandem