05:30 02.11.2018

The Dirty Legacy of China’s and India’s Growth

Katowice is ramping up to host this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (or COP24) in early December – but it will be the Chinese delegation and not the bustling Polish city that will be the centre of global attention.
Source: Blomberg
13:00 01.11.2018

Nearly half of world’s coal plants run at a loss, study finds

This article explains how many of the world’s coal power stations are running at a loss, adding fuel to the argument of Climate experts that coal power must be retired over the next ten years to avoid a disastrous global warming. Analysis suggests that China, the world’s biggest burner of coal, could save £304bn by shutting its plants in line with the Paris climate agreement.
Source: The Independent
12:56 01.11.2018

Concept of ‘Deep Farms’ Underneath Cities Imagined

A new idea to take food production underground through the creation of ‘deep farms’ is being promoted by a group of academics as an alternative to large scale crop production, as a possible way to reduce transportation costs and CO2 emissions. According to the academics, existing agricultural methods are flawed because crops can take up harmful materials from water and lands that are heavily polluted. China is cited as an example, as one fifth of arable land in the country contains higher levels of toxins than government standards, and 14% of domestic grain contains heavy metals such as lead and arsenic.
Source: Environment Times
#China – Failing #Climate leadership
05:30 30.10.2018

#China – Failing #Climate leadership

Katowice is ramping up to host this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (or COP24) in early December – but it will be the Chinese delegation and not the bustling Polish city that will be the centre of global attention.
Source: Eureporter