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Leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince MBS says

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Saudi Arabia plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) said Saturday ahead of COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. The country aims to reach its goal "through ...

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060

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Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia's crown prince said on Saturday that the world's top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and will more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. Crow...

John Kerry says emissions cuts are ‘do-able’ as ministers wrap last meeting ahead of COP26

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US climate envoy John Kerry said Saturday that global targets to slash greenhouse gas emissions are "do-able," striking an optimistic tone at the end of final high-level meeting before the COP26 international climat...

Northern Hemisphere’s summer of wildfires let off record-breaking carbon emissions

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The amount of carbon emitted from severe wildfires that tore across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer broke records, according to data from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Servi...

US and EU expected to release details of pledge to reduce planet-warming methane emissions on Friday

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Details of a new pledge between the United States and European Union to reduce emissions of methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- will be announced on Friday, a source familiar with the agreement told CNN. The US a...

Climate measures in budget bill could cut nearly 1 billion tons of emissions per year by 2030, analysis finds

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Six major climate provisions in congressional Democrats' massive budget bill could slash US greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 1 billion tons per year by 2030, a new analysis from the nonpartisan Rhodium Group found...

House lawmakers release early details of program that would overhaul electricity sector and slash fossil fuel emissions

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Lawmakers in the House released early details of a clean electricity program Thursday, which Democrats say would slash fossil fuel emissions by moving the US electric grid to 80% clean energy, like solar and wind. ...

Paris slams on the brakes and sets 30km/h speed limit to cut emissions

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Paris Authorities in the French capital of Paris are forcing drivers to slow down, setting a speed limit on almost all the city's roads, in a bid to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. But will it work? T...

Climate measures in reconciliation, infrastructure bills will mostly meet Biden’s emissions goals, Schumer says

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An analysis from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office estimates that combined, the bipartisan infrastructure bill and $ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill can meet the majority of President Joe Biden'...

Biden to announce new emissions standards, target that 50% of vehicles sold in US by 2030 are electric

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President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Thursday that points the US auto market toward electric vehicles, announcing a new target that half of vehicles sold in the country by 2030 will be battery electric, ...

Biden to announce US will aim to cut carbon emissions by as much as 52% by 2030 at virtual climate summit

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President Joe Biden on Thursday will kick off a climate summit attended by 40 other world leaders by announcing an ambitious cut in greenhouse gas emissions as he looks to put the US back at the center of the global...

Japanese Prime Minister sets goal of zero emissions, carbon-neutral society by 2050

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Japan's Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said the country will aim to become carbon neutral by 2050. In his first policy speech since taking office last month, Suga told Japan's parliament Monday that his "administra...