Technology

Macron summit to launch call for shipping to meet Paris climate goals

Declaration obtained by Climate Home News urges the International Maritime Organization to set emissions targets in line with “well below 2C” global warming limit

Let’s ban car advertising to protect public health

Public health hazards like smoking commonly face advertising restrictions. Simon Dalby of Wilfrid Laurier University asks why we don’t do the same for climate change

Marshall Islands president says shipping registry supports climate action

The Pacific island nation and world’s second largest flag registry is pushing for immediate measures and a tough long term target to tackle shipping’s climate impact

Juncker’s ‘Rasputin’ moved to weaken EU electric car push – sources

Martin Selmayr, the powerful Brussels chief of staff, ordered commissioners to drop sanctions that would punish carmakers for missing proposed electric vehicle targets

Supersonic, super-rich, super-polluting: the next generation of business jets

Hundreds of extra fast jets could be flying over Europe within ten years, but documents show the EU preparing to cede oversight of their huge CO2 emissions

Shipping executive: ‘We have deliberately misled public on climate’

Industry veteran said lobbyists at UN shipping talks were ‘prostitutes employed by our racket to try and put one over on the general public’

UN shipping chief hails ‘miraculous’ progress on CO2 emissions

Countries are nearing agreement on how to tackle shipping’s carbon footprint, Kitack Lim tells industry conference, but resistance to a binding cap remains

Scotland sets 2032 ban on new diesel and petrol cars, funds carbon capture

First minister Nicola Sturgeon announced conventional car phase-out eight years ahead of the rest of the UK, plus finance for a carbon capture project in Aberdeenshire

Technology

Aviation

Transparency is essential to make aviation climate deal work

As countries write the rules for airlines to offset their emissions growth, they must make sure there is no double-counting

British Airways: UN aviation deal won’t bite till 2030s

Lack of global coverage means new pact to limit aviation pollution will do little to limit carbon growth in 2020s says sustainability chief of one of world’s top airline groups

A global climate deal for aviation! So what next?

James Beard of WWF outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the carbon offsetting plan agreed for air travel – and work needed to align it with climate goals

Reaction: Aviation climate deal agreed in Montreal

A visionary approach or a green myth? Industry groups and campaigners give their verdict

UN aviation pact will not be aligned with Paris climate goals

Mention of the 1.5C and 2C global warming thresholds has been stripped from the latest text at Montreal talks

Qatar set to opt into UN aviation climate pact

Move by Middle Eastern airport hub boosts chances of a global deal to curb airline emissions in Montreal

EU urges global support for UN aviation climate plan

Leading airlines, US, China and EU all support plans for new UN aviation emissions deal, but green groups say it’s far to weak to limit 1.5C or 2C of warming

EU, Mexico, Marshall Islands back UN aviation pact

In a mini revival of the Paris “high ambition coalition”, developed and developing countries commit to voluntary carbon offsetting scheme

Aviation

Shipping

Gas tanker crosses thawing Arctic without icebreaker for first time

Sovcomflot vessel cut through thinning sea ice on the northern sea route to carry its cargo of fuel from Norway to South Korea in record time

The tax-free shipping company that took control of a country’s UN mission

How the tiny, climate-threatened Marshall Islands came to be represented at UN shipping talks by a private company based in Virginia, 11,000km away

Pacific islanders: Shipping must comply with Paris climate goals

Representatives of four Pacific island nations join today at the IMO in London to ask the shipping industry to do its part to cut carbon emissions

Pacific islands are on a collision course with the shipping industry

The shipping industry could undermine global climate efforts. But Pacific islands and EU nations are joining together to force them to change.

China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

With pollution from shipping killing 18,000 Chinese every year, the government is cracking down on the use of dangerous fuels in port

Port of Amsterdam set to be coal-free by 2030

Major EU shipping hub is diversifying away from coal in line with a transition to lower carbon sources of energy, strategy paper reveals

Weekly wrap: Will China turn its back on coal?

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EU clashes with maritime industry over ship emissions

If the UN shipping body does not regulate climate pollution in international waters, EU lawmakers want to include the industry in the bloc’s carbon market

Shipping

Transport

Lobbying data reveals carmakers’ influence in Berlin

As a dieselgate-charged election approaches, data reveals German officials met with auto lobbyists more than once every two days to discuss the scandal

Climate Weekly: EU heading for electric car quota

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EU ‘increasingly likely’ to implement electric car quota, despite denials

Quota on the production of electric cars by 2030 would be mandatory, according to sources

India’s electric vehicle revolution faces major hurdles

High costs and a lack of public charging stations pose a challenge to bold EV target, say experts, not helped by inconsistent government policy

Volvo electric vehicle push reflects China’s leadership ambition

Car giant’s move away from the internal combustion engine will fuel Chinese dominance in emerging clean technology

Indonesia calls EU palm oil fuel ban ‘discriminatory’, ‘protectionist’

Indonesia’s foreign ministry has slammed the EU’s proposed ban on palm oil in biofuels

EU palm oil restrictions risk sparking trade spat

The European Parliament is set to back a ban on use of palm oil for biofuels, in a bid to protect rainforests, but exporters warn this would violate trade rules

Mozambique expands coal port lapped by rising seas

Dignitaries celebrate the expansion of Maputo port, but experts warn fossil fuelled climate change threatens development gains

Transport