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Greta Thunberg leads Montreal climate strike amid aviation emissions talks

Greta Thunberg leads Montreal climate strike amid aviation emissions talks

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired a ‘flight-shaming’ movement against air travel, is spearheading a climate change strike on Friday in Montreal ...

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the climate crisis.

Major automakers back compromise on US vehicle emissions rules, urge deal

Major automakers back compromise on US vehicle emissions rules, urge deal

A group of major automakers have backed a compromise on vehicle emissions aimed at heading off a confrontation between California and the Trump administration over requirements through 2026 ...

EU carbon price hits over 10-year high on Brexit extension hopes

EU carbon price hits over 10-year high on Brexit extension hopes

The benchmark European Union carbon price hit a more than 10-year high on Wednesday, on expectations Britain will get a delayed exit from the EU which will mean it stays in the bloc's emissions trading system ...

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Countries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

VW customer plans to take diesel case to Germany's highest court

VW customer plans to take diesel case to Germany's highest court

A German court on Tuesday ruled in favour of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating ...

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change, with the gap between greenhouse gas emissions and levels needed to achieve the Paris climate treaty temperature goals continuing to widen ...

India govt plans to propose nationwide ban on petcoke as a fuel

India govt plans to propose nationwide ban on petcoke as a fuel

India's government plans to propose banning burning petroleum coke as a fuel nationwide to comply with a Supreme Court request as part of a long-running case to clean the country's air ...

VW's Audi finds emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

VW's Audi finds emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than 2-1/2 years after it first admitted to cheating US diesel exhaust tests.

German prosecutors raid BMW in diesel emissions probe

German prosecutors raid BMW in diesel emissions probe

Prosecutors in Germany have raided high-end carmaker BMW in a fraud probe relating to more than 11,000 vehicles they suspect were rigged to appear less polluting in regulators' tests.

Qatar launches first electric car charging station project

Qatar launches first electric car charging station project

Kahramaa president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari recalled that the Green Car Initiative was launched last May after an agreement signing involving Kahramaa, the Ministry of Energy and Industry and Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Singapore to impose carbon tax from next year

Singapore to impose carbon tax from next year

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year.