Greenhouse gas emissions

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New Zealand emissions rise as government vows urgent action
Latest figures show increase of 2% in 2018-19 driven by energy sector and rise in methanol production

Elle Hunt in Auckland

13, Apr, 2021 @6:26 AM

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France to ban some domestic flights where train available
MPs vote to suspend internal flights if the trip can be completed by train within two and a half hours instead

Kim Willsher in Paris

12, Apr, 2021 @9:34 AM

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First Australian scorecard of vehicle CO2 emissions reveals best and worst brands
Automotive sector is working on voluntary emissions reductions but the industry says government inaction is slowing progress

Royce Kurmelovs

12, Apr, 2021 @5:43 AM

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Business travellers planning to cut future flights, poll finds
Only a third of business flyers expect to return to same level of air travel as before coronavirus pandemic

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Business lobby accuses Victoria of ‘putting cart before the horse’ with electric vehicles tax
Australian Industry Group calls for moratorium on EV taxes, warning extra costs will deter consumers and curb efforts to lower emissions

Justine Landis-Hanley

11, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘Negotiating with your worst enemy’: Biden in risky talks to pay Brazil to save Amazon
Activists fear billion-dollar climate deal will bolster Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance – but US says action can’t wait

Jonathan Watts

11, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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A ‘win’ for fossil fuels: green groups critical as former Origin Energy boss named chief of climate body
The appointment of Grant King as chairman of the Climate Change Authority has been called ‘disappointing but unsurprising’

Lisa Cox

09, Apr, 2021 @2:44 AM

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The Guardian view on peat: keep it in the ground | Editorial
Editorial: A target for phasing out its use in gardens was missed last year, and campaigners are right to demand action

Editorial

08, Apr, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Climate campaigners call for halt to regional UK airports expansion
Ministers must consider cumulative impact of proposals ‘likely to compromise’ emissions targets

Matthew Taylor

08, Apr, 2021 @8:37 AM

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Hospitals try to curb astronomical emissions as pandemic brings new challenges
The healthcare climate footprint is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 514 coal-fired plants but health workers are finding ways to cut waste

Yara El Murr

07, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Plans for expansion of Leeds Bradford airport put on hold
Climate campaigners say they have been told government is preventing the granting of planning permission

Helen Pidd

06, Apr, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Great Britain’s electricity system has greenest day ever over Easter
Sun and wind generated 60% of all electricity on Monday, data shows

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

06, Apr, 2021 @4:41 PM

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