German lawmakers have backed plans to phase out coal as an energy source by 2038. The government is trying to end Germany's dependence on fossil fuels in favor of renewable supplies. Climate activists, however, say 18 years is just too long to wait.
Global utility companies have been slow to go green, undermining efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new report. But that may be changing.
The world has failed to meet any of its biodiversity targets, the UN said in a landmark report published every five years. Extinction rates would likely have been three to four times higher without conservation efforts.
Reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will cost the global economy annually 1.5%, or $1 trillion to $2 trillion, a think tank has estimated. The London-based ETC calls it technically and economically possible.
Germany has announced a new "climate charter" to help businesses achieve renewable energy goals. But with the EU's new increased targets for emissions-cutting, will Germany be able to keep up?
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