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NHL buys carbon credits to offset emissions

25/04/2019 - To offset its carbon emissions with air travel, the National Hockey League (NHL) of the United States has announced the purchase of carbon credits to equalize 465 metric tons of pollution. The NHL announced the purchase on Monday, April 22, which coincided with Earth Day. Compensation is equivalent to taking 99 cars out of the... Read more »

2018 was the fourth warmest year in history

22/04/2019 - According to a NASA study that looked at the average surface temperature of the planet since 1880, the global temperature of 2018 was 0.83 degrees Celsius warmer than the global temperature in the period from 1951 to 1980. The last 5 years have been the hottest since the 19th century. It is noteworthy that since... Read more »

The long road to “zero” emissions

22/04/2019 - The dream of a carbon-free world is still a long way off, but not impossible. In the UK, environmental activists have demanded that the country’s emissions be zeroed in 2025, but it will be very difficult to achieve. What is expected is that by 2050, the nation will be carbon free, which would be a... Read more »

Fernando de Noronha Island faces problems with pollution

18/04/2019 - The Brazilian environment has just found a new threat: tourists. Fernando de Noronha can be considered a paradise on Earth. A recent boom in tourism on the island may make that statement no longer true. Since 1992 the annual number of tourists in the island has jumped from little more than 10 thousand to almost... Read more »

Activists take London streets in favor of climate

16/04/2019 - A movement called “Rebel for Life” took to the streets of the English capital. In protest, protesters called for action against climate change. The main act of the activists was peaceful. They blocked five of the city’s central sites, including the Waterloo Bridge and the Shell Center. Demonstrators placed flowers in the middle of the... Read more »

Renewable projects to be top priority in China

16/04/2019 - Starting in April, the Chinese energy regulator will give free subsidies for the rest of 2019 to wind and solar projects. The country’s government has promised to launch a series of sustainable projects, where wind and solar energy will be a priority in the nation’s development. The total subsidies were set at 3 billion yuan,... Read more »

Study reveals priority for renewable energy in rich countries

15/04/2019 - Those who understand money support sustainability. The February issue of the World Economic Service unveiled research that claims that in countries where many fossil fuels are imported, native economists give high priority to energy transition. That is, authorities in the field of economics support their countries to adopt efficient and sustainable energy sources. Statistically, 71%... Read more »

Norwegian youth protest against oil companies

15/04/2019 - The Lofoten Islands, located in the north of Norway, have a high oil index throughout. In this way, the country’s government plans to explore the territory. In return for the leadership of the Nordic state, the country’s young people did not like the idea and staged a protest that not only the islands were not... Read more »

Finland calls for ban on coal use

12/04/2019 - 1 year can make a lot of difference. Finland has just taken one more step to fight against climate change. Surely it will displease any member of the coal industry, as the country has just cut its date of banning fossil fuel in 1 year. The ban, previously allocated for 2030, will come into effect... Read more »

Multinational companies announce agreement for renewable energy development

11/04/2019 - Never doubt opposites attract. National Grid, an electricity and natural gas delivery company, has just acquired Geronimo Energy, a pioneer in renewable energy in a $ 100 million deal. The buyer has become a landmark in the sustainable energy market, accelerating the growth of renewables and reducing carbon emissions in both the US and the... Read more »

France in the fight against global warming

10/04/2019 - When it comes to climate change, the French do not play on the job. A group of experts recently published the first version of a European financial agreement, which is supposed to be about mobilizing trillions of euros in the fight against global warming. In February, during the launch of the newly created “Pacte Finance... Read more »

Canada is the country that suffers most from global warming

10/04/2019 - According to the nation’s official report, Canada warms up twice as fast as the rest of the globe. In addition, the report confirms that, according to the projection, the changes should become even stronger. The document notes that the country’s average temperature has risen by 1.7 degrees Celsius since 1948, with the highest increase in... Read more »

Beijing, take a deep breath

09/04/2019 - Air pollution can be considered one of the biggest problems faced by metropolises worldwide. The situation can be considered so precarious that some governments even conceal the true damage caused by harmful gases in the atmosphere. But like every big problem, this is accompanied by a great solution. This is the case in Beijing. The... Read more »

Single-use plastics will be abolished in Europe by 2021

09/04/2019 - In a vote of the parliament of the European Union, it was decided that single-use plastics, such as forks, straws and swabs, will be abolished from the continent until 2021. Also at the meeting, it was studied how to reduce the use of food containers and plastic lids. In addition, plastic bottles should be made... Read more »

Carbon emissions to be taxed in South Africa

08/04/2019 - South Africa does not want to be left behind in sustainable development. In March, the African nation approved a new tax. This is a federal tax on carbon emissions. For each ton issued will be charged 120 rands (eight US dollars). The law has been passed for years. The idea of ​​taxing carbon was introduced... Read more »

The end of the world can start from below

08/04/2019 - According to the first global scientific review, insects have never been so close to extinction, with one prediction seeing the total disappearance of arthropod life in less than a century. With an extinction rate almost 8 times faster than mammals, birds and reptiles, more than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are... Read more »

Costa Rica plans to end emissions by 2050

05/04/2019 - Costa Rica may be about to start a climate revolution. This is at least part of the plan introduced by President Carlos Alvarado Quesada. The plan is basically to end the country’s carbon emissions by 2050. Achieving the goal, which on the world stage could be considered unattainable, is based on a strategy that focuses... Read more »

The future depends on the young

05/04/2019 - This is one of the phrases that may come to mind when it comes to climate activism in the UK. In at least 60 cities in the UK in February, more than 10,000 young people left their classrooms in protest. On the street, the members of Generation Z, left nothing less than clear their frustration... Read more »

COP 25 will be held in Chile

22/03/2019 - The COP 25 has just found a new home. After President Jair Bolsonaro withdrew the offer to host the next United Nations climate conference in Brazil, the organization’s authorities wereted no time in finding a new venue for the event. The so-called COP 25 not only changed location, but also had the date changed. Originally... Read more »

Australia reaches new annual emissions high

22/03/2019 -   It looks like it’s time for Australia to adopt more efficient compensation policies. 2018 was a special year for the country’s climate, but not in a good way. According to the organization, Ndevr Enviroment which maps greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), Australia reached a new annual emissions high in 2018. The increase occurred because, although... Read more »

What is the #trashtag challenge?

21/03/2019 - Never say that the internet is not recyclable. A new hashtag has just viralized on social networks. #trashtag, an online challenge for users to post profile photos in a “before and after” format of regions that have been contaminated by the relentless disposal of trash. It is basically a movement to encourage ordinary citizens to... Read more »

Honda wants to go full electric in Europe by 2025

21/03/2019 - The future is electric. And Honda knows that. The Japanese automaker has just announced that, starting in 2025 in Europe, it will sell only fully electric cars, or at least hybrids. Two years ago the company’s plan was to electrify its European fleet by the middle of the next decade. According to Tom Gardner, senior... Read more »

Germany introduces new climate law project

20/03/2019 - Germany may have just started the process to become sustainable. Thhat’s the dream of the current German minister of the environment, Svenja Schulze. The minister is currently fightimg so that by 2050 her country has reduced its emissions by “at least” 95%. She also wants to remove emissions that are already in excess in the... Read more »

Resource extraction is the cause of half the world’s carbon footprint

20/03/2019 - If climate change was a super-villain, it would probably be the extraction industry. A new study by the United Nations has just revealed a fact that is not very surprising, but extremely alarming. The extraction industry is responsible for half of the planet’s carbon emissions, as well as being responsible for the loss of 80%... Read more »

Dairy Business wants to become carbon neutral

19/03/2019 - Farmers discover the concept of antithesis. In a contradictory statement, Arla Foods, a dairy company, has just promised to make its more than 2,000 farms scattered throughout the UK and its entire business ventures, completely carbon neutral by 2050. The pledge may be considered ambitious, but this does not seem to affect the firm, which... Read more »

Beijing air gets healthier. Could become international role model

19/03/2019 - Beijing, take a deep breath. Air pollution can be considered one of the biggest problems faced by metropolises worldwide. The situation can be considered so precarious that some governments even conceal the true damage caused by harmful gases in the atmosphere.  But like every big problem, this one is accompanied by a great solution. That’s... Read more »

São Paulo’s air is extremely polluted

18/03/2019 - Your government is hiding things from you. At least if you live in São Paulo, Brasil. The current estimate is that 17,000 people die each year in the state of São Paulo due to air pollution. This calculation, carried out by a USP (University of São Paulo) research team, also estimated that if nothing is... Read more »

Costa Rica wanst to become carbon neutral by 2050

18/03/2019 - Costa Rica may be about to start a climate revolution. This is at least, according to the plan introduced by President, Carlos Alvarado Quesada. The plan intends to oversse end of the country’s carbon emissions by 2050.  The goal, which due to the current scenery, could be considered unattainable, is based on a strategy that... Read more »

Chemical Production set to double by 2030

15/03/2019 -   The Climate Catastrophe continues. In a new twist that should not surprise many, one of the goals of reducing environmental impacts will surely have to see an increase on its deadline. The goal in question is the reduction of industrial chemical production. The most recent forecast, set up by the UN environmental department, states... Read more »

Students organize global strike against Climate Change

15/03/2019 -   Wisdom does not necessarily come with age. Today, March 15, 2019, signs of a new, emerging, politicized generation have never been so clear. Thousands of children and teenagers have skipped class this Friday, but it’s not for the reason you’re thinking. There are strikes happening in more than 100 countries, organized by young people.... Read more »

Green Climate Fund causes conflict between countries

14/03/2019 - More money, more problems. Even if it’s for a good cause. The world is in disarray due to the Green Climate Fund of the United Nations. Currently, all 24 countries on the board have veto power. Coming to unanimous agreements has become a problem. Last year  the United States blocked a request for China made for... Read more »

2018 was the fourth warmest year in History since the 1880´s

14/03/2019 - At least it didn´t finish first. 2018 was the fourth warmest year in Earth’s history. This is  according to a study by NASA that looked at the average temperature of the planet’s surface since 1880. The global temperature of 2018 was 0.83 degrees Celsius warmer than the average global temperature from 1951 to 1980. The... Read more »

Fique por dentro da Lei de Serviços Ambientais em debate no Tocantins

22/03/2017 - Depois do Acre, agora chegou a vez do Tocantins avançar na elaboração de uma lei que regulamente os serviços ambientais. O processo já passou pelas consultas públicas em três cidades diferentes e agora estará disponível no site da Secretaria de Meio Ambiente do estado para mais apreciações. Em conformidade com o Código Florestal, a lei... Read more »

First steps for a more sustainable aviation

21/03/2017 - In order to help air navigation service providers improve their environmental performance, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) has recently published a best practices guide on carbon footprinting for the sector. Focusing primarily on managing the carbon footprint of infrastructure such as energy buildings and logistics services, the guide aims to provide these services... Read more »

Bom exemplo: indústria da moda avança em uso do algodão sustentável

12/01/2017 - Você sabia? O Brasil produz cerca de 30% do algodão sustentável que circula no mundo, algo em torno de um milhão de toneladas, sendo o principal fornecedor desse algodão certificado com princípios socioambientais, de acordo com a BetterCottonIniciative (BCI). Para dar ainda mais orgulho, a meta da Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Algodão é que... Read more »

Prize: ceramics receive recognition for environmental performance and water reuse

13/12/2016 - Cerâmica e Agropecuária Asunção (Ceagra) received, for the fourth consecutive year, the Environmental Performance award from the Federation of Industries of Ceará (FIEC), in addition to be declared winner in the Reuse of Water category. The award was presented at Sesi da Barra do Ceará, on September 2016. The award values ​​and recognizes companies that are... Read more »

New Batch of Premium Carbon Credits Just Out of the Oven

07/12/2016 - The project Gomes de Mattos has just verified 126kt of premium carbon credits from very recent vintages: 2014, 2015 and 2016. This is a top renewable biomass project with robust socio-environmental co-benefits. Below you can check some of the highlights: Provision of Health and Educational Services to the Community: the project carries out periodic events... Read more »

Brazil’s Climate Plan Focuses On Healthy Forests, With Role Of Markets Uncertain

20/10/2015 - Author: Steve Zwick. Original post by Ecosystem Market Place, 29 September 2015 Brazil has already slashed its greenhouse-gas emissions more than the entire European Union has, mostly by clamping down on deforestation. This week, it unveiled its new climate plan, which promises the country’s emissions will be 37 percent lower in 2025 than they were in 2005,... Read more »

Reduce and Offset

29/05/2015 - The Reduce and Offset CO2 Program is a Santander Bank Brazil‘s initiative in partnership with Sustainable Carbon, which promotes green economy and helps people, companies and organizations to […]

TAM Airlines partners up with Sustainable Carbon

29/05/2015 - TAM recently announced a partnership with Sustainable Carbon for offsetting the emissions originating from the company’s flights during the World Cup, a pioneering initiative in Brazil and soon to be […]