Will Australia’s Prime Minister Still Resist Climate Goals at COP26?

Will Australia’s Prime Minister Still Resist Climate Goals at COP26?

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has resisted committing to the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, one that 130 other nations have already signed on to. For a country plagued by algae bloom-causing bushfires, deforestation, and legions of mice, Morrison’s avoidance of pledging net zero has baffled many and […]

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China Pledges to Stop Financing Coal Projects Abroad

China Pledges to Stop Financing Coal Projects Abroad

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Just weeks after China’s coal ambitions brought tensions to climate talks between US Climate Envoy John Kerry and Chinese officials, President Xi Jinping pledged to end all its financing of coal-fired projects abroad and allocate more funding to green and low-carbon energy projects in developing nations. The move represents […]

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Three-Fourths of the Worlds Planned Coal Projects Scrapped Since 2015

Three-Fourths of the Worlds Planned Coal Projects Scrapped Since 2015

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new report has found that since the 2015 signing of the Paris agreement, more than 75% of the world’s planned coal plant projects have been scrapped, and 44 countries have no future coal plans whatsoever. The report’s authors hope this trend will continue as the COP26 conference in […]

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Experts Encourage the End of Oil

Experts Encourage the End of Oil

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Fossil fuel companies need to stop extraction ASAP. That’s not new news, but a new study published in Nature found that to keep global temperatures below a 3-degree Fahrenheit rise, it’s imperative to not extract at least 90% of coal reserves and 60% of oil and gas reserves by […]

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U.S. China Climate Talks Remain Tense as COP26 Approaches

U.S. China Climate Talks Remain Tense as COP26 Approaches

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor During White House Climate Envoy John Kerry’s trip to Tianjin on Monday, climate talks with China became tense, sparking fear that full cooperation may not be in the cards heading into the COP26 conference this fall in Glasgow. Kerry hoped to convince the Chinese government that climate change isn’t “day-to-day politics,” […]

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UK Banks Develop Plan to Shut Down Asian Coal-Fueled Power Plants

UK Banks Develop Plan to Shut Down Asian Coal-Fueled Power Plants

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer According to the BBC, a handful of the world’s biggest financial institutions are devising a plan to speed up the closure of coal-fired power plants in Asia. The initiative was developed by UK insurer Prudential, is being driven by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and includes major banks HSBC […]

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