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Direct air capture uses chemical processes to strip CO2 out of the air, then recycles it for industrial use or locks it away. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
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Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional

The big question as COP26 nears is can major economies, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world? Rising up the agenda are the tools to pull CO2 straight from the air
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it is aiming for "net zero carbon emissions" by 2050, a bold but necessary goal according to its CEO Willie Walsh. Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP
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Zero net emissions by 2050: a huge challenge for the airline industry

How can passengers take 10 billion flights a year without contributing to global warming? The question of "greening" the international aviation sector by 2050 constitutes a huge task whose stakes can make the head spin, according to the airlines themselves
Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans (L) and President Ursula von der Leyen unveil the 'European Green Deal' during a press conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels on July 14, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
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Europe’s green economy plan: main points

The European Commission has unveiled a vast legislative programme to increase the cost of pollution and drive the economy towards a carbon neutral future
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EU airlines fear fuel tax as climate push takes off

The European Commission is set to propose a raft of measures to slash EU aviation emissions when it unveils a bumper package of legislation aimed at reaching its climate goals
The idea would make it mandatory for all major companies to disclose, for example, their carbon dioxide emissions. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
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G7 steps towards making companies disclose climate risks

The wealthy G7 countries have moved closer to requiring companies to disclose their climate impact despite a lack of global agreement and doubts from some NGOs
A truck loaded with minerals pictured at the Terrafame nickel and cobalt extraction mine in Sotkamo, Finland, on September 23, 2020. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
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Finland’s battery plans spark environmental fears

Finland is the only EU country whose bedrock is known to contain all the major battery minerals, but the prospect of increasing mining in a nation of vast forests and pristine lakes is controversial
European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans gives a joint press on the European Climate Law at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 4, 2020. John Thys / AFP
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EU environment ministers give partial nod to new climate law

The environment ministers of the European Union support the proposed new climate law to make Europe green by reducing the carbon level but they left it up to government leaders to strike a consensus.
Belgian police officers walk past fire fighters and members of security evacuating Greenpeace activists and taking down a giant banner attached on the front of the European Council's building during a protest action in Brussels, on December 12, 2019 ahead of the European Summit. Photo: Aris Oikonomou /AFP
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Polish holdout mars EU climate target deal

EU leaders have agreed to a target of making the bloc carbon neutral by 2050, but the deal was immediately undermined by Poland's refusal to implement the aim
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