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Policy levers that can push decarbonization into overdrive

PARIS: Government measures to boost electric vehicle sales, the share of green ammonia in fertiliser, and public purchasing of plant proteins could help shift the decarbonisation of the global economy into high gear, researchers said Friday.Strategic support through regulation and subsidies in these three areas would have knock-on effects, accelerating the transition away from planet-warming […]

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Davos 2023: UN chief urges ‘credible’ net-zero pledges or risk greenwashing

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos to follow the principles outlined by an expert group to make “credible”, accountable net-zero pledges.The United Nations and standard setter the International Organization for Standardization launched the guidelines in November to become a reference […]

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New species of lizard discovered in Peru national park

LIMA: Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard in a protected natural area in Cusco, southeastern Peru, national park officials said Monday.“Otishi National Park reveals a new species of lizard to science,” the National Service of State-Protected Natural Areas said in a statement.The new species, named “Proctoporus titans,” was found high in the Andes […]

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Scientists sound alarm as ocean temperatures hit new record

PARIS: The world’s oceans, which have absorbed most of the excess heat caused by humanity’s carbon pollution, continued to see record-breaking temperatures last year, according to research published Wednesday.Climate change has increased surface temperatures across the planet, leading to atmospheric instability and amplifying extreme weather events such as storms.Oceans absorb about 90 per cent of […]