Posts Tagged ‘greenhouse gas emissions’

Bolger challenges Ardern on environment promises

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger is challenging Jacinda Ardern to live up to her promises and deliver rapid progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Bolger says many people have been disappointed at the Government’s “timid response on Green issues” over the past three years, despite having the Green Party in Cabinet for the first Read more

Top emitters must commit to a U-turn at COP25

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Epitomizing the disconnect between scientific warnings and human action, global temperatures are now on track to rise by an unacceptable 3.2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels by 2030 while greenhouse gas emissions hit all-time highs. As the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP25 Read more

English Catholic Church supports zero-percent greenhouse gas emissions

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Calling it “an ambitious target,” an English bishop has welcomed a UK panel’s call to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) was established as an independent body to advise the British government – as well as the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland – by Read more

Climate revolutionaries of East Africa

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

For a long time polar bears were the poster child of climate change but that is no longer the case. Now it is an image of our fellow human beings, millions of them, battling on the frontlines for survival. While  the west debate the merits of climate science, in large parts of Africa, Asia and Read more

Vatican issues green message for World Tourism Day

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Vatican has issued a green message for World Tourism Day, saying tourism must adapt to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “However,” says the message from the president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, “tourism not only contributes to global warming: it Read more