ING: Consumer not ready to change what they eat to help the environment

ING December 1, 2023

By wasting less food and eating less meat and dairy, consumers can help to slow down climate change. However, consumers in the EU have barely changed their diets.

COP28: Turkey assessed as “critically insufficient” on all climate crisis goals by scientific analysis

bne IntelIiNews November 30, 2023

Researcher concludes that country “has set an emission target that it can almost achieve without any serious action”.

COP28: All the climate crisis warning lights flashing red – in charts and maps

Ben Aris in Berlin November 29, 2023

The great and good have assembled in UAE’s capital of Dubai for the COP28 conference to hash out a plan to avert the looming environmental disaster, but its probably too late.

COP28 – what will be the main battles?

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles November 29, 2023

As around 70,000 people descend on Dubai for COP 28, the warnings signs of the climate crisis are clear. So far this year has been the hottest ever, and the future looks bleak.

COP28: The EU's climate goals and the Western Balkans challenge

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 29, 2023

Where does the EU’s hopes for a deal to phase out fossil fuels leave coal-dependent aspiring members from the Western Balkans?

IEA offers five pillars for action at the COP28 climate summit

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles November 29, 2023

Renewable energy should be tripled globally by 2030. That is the first of five pillars of action from the International Energy Agency for the COP28 climate summit starting on November 30 in Dubai.

COP28: Western Balkan countries need better strategies to phase out coal, says CAN Europe

bne IntelliNews November 28, 2023

Reliance on outdated and inefficient coal-fired power plants in Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia complicates the transition to renewable energy.

Power cut for half a million people and four die as worst storm in 100 years hits Crimea

bne IntelliNews November 27, 2023

Oleg Kryuchkov, an adviser to the peninsula's Russian governor, said 498,000 people in Crimea have been left without electricity due to the extreme weather.

Illegal caviar trade flourishing in Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews November 23, 2023

Around half of the commercially available caviar products in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine are illegal, according to a new study.

Hungary bows to pressure from EU to relax tight rules on wind farms

Tamas Csonka in Budapest November 23, 2023

Previous rules made it virtually impossible for developers to set up wind turbines anywhere in the country.

COMMENT: Governments are failing us on climate change as COP28 nears

Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles November 22, 2023

The outcome of COP28 won’t save the world from climate chaos. That much is clear, with major economies failing on climate change, the US continuing to drill fossil fuels and China building more coal-burning plants.

The planet exceeded 2 C warming on November 17

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles November 22, 2023

Earth briefly passed the threshold of 2 degrees Celsius warming on November 17 for the first time, a milestone that climate scientists have long warned about.

EDB considering allocating resources to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower mega project

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2023

World Bank-coordinated committee of international donors is discussing issues of financial support for the 3,600-MW project, which is to include the world’s tallest dam.

SDS storms fed by sand and dust equal in weight to 350 Great Pyramids of Giza, says UNCCD

bne IntelIiNews November 19, 2023

Sometimes known as the sirocco, haboob, yellow dust, white storm or harmattan, the phenomenon that engulfs everything in its path can be a costly disaster.

US in dire climate straits, government report says

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles November 15, 2023

The US is experiencing accelerated warming and “far-reaching and worsening” conditions of climate change compared with the rest of the world, according the recently released Fifth National Climate Assessment.

October 2023 capped the hottest 12 months in recorded history

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles November 14, 2023

A new analysis of international data, released by Climate Central, reveals that global temperatures have broken records over the past 12 months.

Central Asia land degradation data demonstrates rapid advance of crisis worldwide says UNCCD

bne IntelIiNews November 13, 2023

Data shows that in region an area almost four times the size of Kyrgyzstan is degraded.

Cleaner air is accelerating global warming

Ben Aris in Berlin November 8, 2023

The reduction in atmospheric pollution, often associated with burning coal, oil, and fossil fuels, has led to clearer skies and that means more sunshine, which paradoxically is actually exacerbating global warming, not preventing it.

Climate crisis forces Southeast Europe governments to up disaster response spending in 2024 budgets

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2023

Warming in Southeast Europe is set to outstrip the global average while extreme weather events are already becoming more frequent.

Food production in Brazil is 74% of emissions, Climate Observatory study shows

Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles November 2, 2023

Brazil’s food production made up 74% of the country’s emissions in 2021, according to a new study by Climate Observatory. Most of these emissions come from deforestation for farms and pastures.