Race to Net Zero
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In a surprising move, the UK Prime Minister has postponed the ban on new petrol and diesel cars by five years and relaxed other green policies. With the government striving to find a middle ground between its environmental commitments and the cost of living crisis, will the net-zero emissions pledges be undermined?
AI fights greenwashing, $100 billion climate fund, green policy U-turn
Issue 9 • Published 23 September 2023
This week, the CDP warned that most G20 nations lack policies for disclosing nature-related information, despite commitments made at COP15. Meanwhile, a new report reveals that global banks are channelling trillions into the fossil fuel industry amid the ongoing climate crisis.
UK's super-charged heatwave, AI saves coral reefs, solar controversy
Issue 8 • Published 9 September, 2023
The Mayor of London has scrapped his zero-emission zone plan but still pressed ahead with the citywide ULEZ which came into effect this week. The decision comes as a new CDP report warns that climate hazards are threatening 80% of cities worldwide. Will other cities follow London’s example to tackle air pollution and emissions?
Carbon credits debunked
Issue 7 • Published 2 September, 2023
The UK government announced millions in funding to fast-track the development of AI-driven solutions to accelerate decarbonisation. With mounting government endorsement, is AI on the brink of becoming a net-zero game-changer?