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IHS Markit launches first global index for carbon credits

Global Carbon Index combines proprietary information and futures markets data to produce the first benchmark for the global price of carbon London (September 25, 2019) – IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that it has launched the IHS Markit Global Carbon Index, the first benchmark for the global price of carbon ... Read More »

Govts adopt new IPCC report on climate change and land

Geneva, 13 August (Indrajit Bose) – Member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adopted the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the ‘Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse gas fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems’ (also called the ‘Land Report’) and the underlying assessment report on Wednesday, 7 August in Geneva ... Read More »

How urban consumption drives global emissions

Strong action from mayors, business and citizens is driving down emissions created locally. But emissions from urban consumption of goods like food and clothing, along with materials used to construct urban buildings, are set to double without action. Emissions due to consumption in high-income cities must be reduced by two-thirds in the next decade to avert the climate crisis. Doing ... Read More »

Where did insects come from?

by Geetha Iyer The evolution of insects About 500 million years ago (MYA), the Earth experienced a remarkable evolutionary event. Called the Cambrian explosion, it resulted in the emergence of a plethora of life forms – some gigantic, others small; some that lived on land and others that occupied water. Around 412 MYA (in a time period called the Devonian), ... Read More »

UN chief in New Zealand to step-up climate change fight

New Zealand, May 12(AP/UNB) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in New Zealand as part of a trip to the South Pacific to highlight the issue of climate change. Guterres plans to spend three days in New Zealand where he will meet with Muslim leaders in Christchurch to show solidarity following the March 15 slaughter of 51 worshippers by ... Read More »