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June 13, 2024 10:45 AM

Study details huge emissions resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has directly caused or paved the way to the emission of 175 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, a joint report said on Thursday. The report, published by Ukraine's environment ministry and climate NGOs, said their estimate included both emissions that had been released and those that would be produced during repair work following the destruction caused by the February 2022 invasion. It laid out some of the main carbon-emitting activities cau...

June 5, 2024 10:35 AM

Carbon removal needs to quadruple to meet climate goals, researchers say

Governments need to plant more trees and deploy technologies that will quadruple the amount of carbon dioxide removed each year from the atmosphere in order to meet global climate goals, a team of researchers said in a report published on Wednesday. "Carbon dioxide removal" (CDR) refers to a range of interventions that sequester CO2 already in the air. It includes conventional methods such as reforestation as well as potentially large-scale solutions like biofuels, cultivating algae in oceans a...

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