February 22, 2023

Indonesia’s energy transition continues to face headwinds

Indonesia is one of the world's leading coal producers. Nonetheless, it has pledged to cut back on its usage of fossil fuels in the near future.

Last year, Indonesia signed five agreements to cut its carbon emissions. Among these was the $20 billion Ju
February 21, 2023

Amazon funds $1.6 million for carbon-sequestering seaweed farm has awarded 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to a Dutch project testing the feasibility of commercially producing seaweed in between turbines of offshore wind farms, the company and organisers said.
January 18, 2023

US fell behind climate goals as greenhouse gas emissions grew in 2022

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2022, by 1.3% compared to the previous year according to preliminary estimates by environmental consultancy Rhodium Group.
January 06, 2023

Australian forests could become net carbon emitters in coming decades, report finds

Forests in New South Wales are continuing to be cleared to a point that some could become net carbon emitters in coming decades, according to a report released in December by the New South Wales’ Natural Resource Commission.
December 28, 2022

Collapse of Finland's carbon sinks wipes out decades of efforts to reduce emissions

Finland could be subject to billions of euros in costs as the diminishing capacity of forests as a carbon sink has undermined its effort to meet the sink target set by the EU.
December 08, 2022

Carbon footprints of Bitcoin mining surge 126-fold in five years

Emissions from mining cryptocurrencies have skyrocketed, researchers reported in Scientific Reports. The carbon footprint of mining one Bitcoin multiplied 126 times from 2016 to 2021. In that window, Bitcoin mining caused an estimated $12 billion in globa
December 06, 2022

Qatar World Cup criticized for its gigantic carbon footprint

The FIFA 2022 World Cup is currently underway in Qatar, a small desert nation with the highest carbon emissions per capita in the world and generates most of its revenue from the extraction and sale of oil.
November 24, 2022

Integrity issues of Australia’s carbon credits system undermine transparency, new report finds

Criticisms raised by a whistleblower who described Australia’s carbon credit system a fraud that is hurting the environment and wasted more than $1bn in taxpayer funding have been supported in a new report commissioned by the Albanese government.
November 22, 2022

China's CO2 emissions down but still fall short of long-term goals

China's greenhouse gas emissions have been decreasing since last year but have not yet reached its peak, with the country's policies still not fully aligned with long-term goals to limit temperature increases, a research report said on Monday.
November 17, 2022

125 billionaires emit as much CO2 as whole France

Oxfam, a poverty alleviation organization, found that the investments of 125 of the world’s richest individuals have a carbon footprint equivalent to the emissions of France.