Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap – UN report

UNEP’s annual Emissions Gap Report 2020 finds that, despite a dip in 2020 carbon dioxide emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century. However,...

Tecam has been awarded a new emissions treatment project for the metal sector in...

This Russian company is one of the main metal producers worldwide. It produces metals with very low carbon content and it is one of the first metal companies to manufacture ecological products. The project has been...

Two new pilot plants will test carbon capture technology developed by European CARMOF project...

The decarbonization of the economy is one of society´s main challenges, as described in SDG 13 of the United Nations Global Compact. To meet this challenge, AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, coordinates the European...

Air pollution in a post-COVID-19 world

This year, satellite data have been widely used to monitor fluctuations in air quality brought on by strict COVID-19 measures. The Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, part of the European Copernicus programme, has been continuously mapping changes...

On the mend: the ozone layer

Scientists first raised alarm about the ozone layer in the late 1970s, when they discovered that chemicals were destroying this protective shield. Ozone-depleting gases (ODSs) used in aerosols, refrigerators and air-conditioners were depleting the...

Repsol to develop two major emissions-reductions projects in Spain

The first project involves building one of the world’s largest plants to manufacture net zero emissions fuels, using CO2 and green hydrogen generated with renewable energy. The second project is a plant for generation of...

Caring for biodiversity to protect our health

Nature has a message for us and it is increasingly urgent that we pay heed to it: human health depends on the health of the planet. Human activity has reduced the wealth of terrestrial...

Government sends first Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill to Parliament, seeking to achieve...

On the proposal of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITECO), the Spanish Cabinet sent the first draft of the Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill (PLCCTE) to the Spanish Parliament on...

Record global carbon dioxide concentrations despite COVID-19 crisis

The most recent data from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) shows global carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rising sharply. In April 2020 the average concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere was416.21 parts per million (ppm),...

Coronavirus lockdown leads to improved air quality but no substitute for climate action

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has warned that reduced emissions arising from the economic crisis caused by coronavirus are no substitute for climate action. Efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have slashed economic activity...