Pakistan will witness a huge rise in electric vehicles adoption

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Pakistan will witness a huge rise in electric vehicles adoption. The government of Pakistan is preparing for a new shift in the local automotive industry. This development will also create opportunities for jobs and will rehabilitate Pakistan’s environment across the country.

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency. This was the result of growing renewable power generation, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, as well as structural changes in the global economy. Emissions in the United States last year were at their lowest level since 1992, a period during which the economy grew by 80%.

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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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The study follows open-access research by some of the members of the team published last month in Geophysical Research Letters , in which the authors argue that the Chinese export-embodied CO 2 emissions have peaked due to the changing structure of Chinese production. —Dabo Guan, professor in climate change economics at UEA’s School of International Development and co-author on both studies. China Climate Change Emissions

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UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national pledges only bring approximately one-third of the reduction in emissions required by 2030 to meet climate targets, with private sector and sub-national action not increasing at a rate that would help close this gap. This has raised hopes that emissions have peaked, as they must by 2020 to remain on a successful climate trajectory.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Switzerland’s top ranking reflects strong performance across most issues, especially air quality and climate protection. Of the emerging economies, China and India rank 120 th and 177 th respectively, reflecting the strain population pressures and rapid economic growth impose on the environment, note the researchers. Sustainability outcomes among emerging economies remains highly variable.

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