More than two thousand leading scientists and academics have called on world leaders to commit to a new fossil fuel ‘non-proliferation treaty’, committing to urgently phase out the use of coal, gas and oil in response to the emerging threats posed by climate change.
“Blue hydrogen” is made using gas, which is a fossil fuel. Part of the production process involves capturing the carbon. It is considered to be better for the environment than gas, but some carbon is still released into the atmosphere.
The idea is simple. Companies that extract fossil fuels should be responsible for ensuring the same amount of CO₂ generated from using them is buried back deep underground.
Both climate change and COVID-19 are global public health crises threatening lives and livelihoods, increasing poverty, exacerbating inequalities, and damaging economic growth prospects. However, with
Fresh UNIDO-led research in collaboration with the World Bank provides concrete evidence that removing fossil fuel subsidies would not only make environmental sense but would also improve
Taxing Energy Use for Sustainable Development: Opportunities for energy tax and subsidy reform in selected developing and emerging economies (OECD)
Economic recovery programmes provide opportunities for countries to focus on strategies for pursuing sustainable development, while taking the necessary steps to mobilise domestic resources. Sustainable
Stopping Payments to Polluters: Clearing the air with fossil fuel subsidy reform in China and India (GSI)
Addressing urban air pollution requires governments to reorient policies away from fossil fuel combustion. This Policy Brief by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) explores one