Tags: greenhouse gas emissions

PepsiCo pledges net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

PepsiCo, Inc. has announced plans to more than double its climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030. In addition, the company has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, one decade earlier than called for in the Paris Agreement. Specifically, PepsiCo […]

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Germany narrowed gap to achieve climate protection target: Environment Ministry

Germany’s Environment Ministry on Wednesday announced that the country reduced greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 and narrowed the gap to achieve its climate protection target for 2020. The announcement was made in the Ministry’s 2019 climate protection report, which examines whether the set of measures aiming to reduce CO2 emissions would be sufficient to reach […]

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GreenMatch Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions by EU Country

Analysing the Progress Towards 2020 GHG Emission Targets In 2007, the EU set targets for each of its member states to reduce overall pollution by 2020. One of the key goals in the 2020 climate and energy package, which was legislated in 2009, is a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that trap […]

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India, Germany agree to provide financial support to climate conservation projects

India and Germany on Wednesday agreed to provide financial support to climate conservation projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting renewable energies and sustainable forest management in India. Addressing the third Indo-German Environment Forum in New Delhi, German Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze said, “India is an important […]

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Facebook says its global operations will be powered by 100% renewable energy by end of 2020

Facebook today in a statement said that “we are committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 75% and powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020.” In a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases, Facebook is on track to be one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy. Since our […]

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Brazil cuts greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation below 2020 targets

Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday. Brazil reduced its emission from deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 610 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), compared to its 2020 target of 564 million tonnes. In […]

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Warming rivers make marked contribution to global greenhouse gas levels

Warming streams and rivers could be disproportionately contributing to the amount of planet-warming greenhouse gases, according to a new study. Many such watercourses with high levels of fine sediment and organic materials building up in their streambeds could be increasing greenhouse gas emissions from rivers, as well as increasing the risk of communicable disease and […]

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