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Unprecedented ruling in the Netherlands: oil company Shell is required to reduce its emissions by 45% by 2030
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Unprecedented ruling in the Netherlands: oil company Shell is required to reduce its emissions by 45% by 2030

A Dutch court ruled this Wednesday that the oil company Shell "can" and "should" adhere to the Paris Climate Agreement and lower its emissions more rapidly with a net reduction of 45% in 2030, in an unprecedented endorsement of the denunciation of the NGO Friends of the Earth (Milieudefensie, in Dutch).A district court in The Hague ruled that the Royal Dutch Shell company has a direct responsibility in the fight against climate change, including through its business policies, which also obliges it to seek relationships with consumers that reduce CO2 emissions. Shell must comply with the limit set by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which recommends reducing...
Keys to the first climate change law in Spain: goodbye to polluting cars and hydrocarbons
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Keys to the first climate change law in Spain: goodbye to polluting cars and hydrocarbons

The Plenary of the Congress of Deputies has approved this Thursday the first Law of Climate Change and Energy Transition of Spain with a large majority of parliamentary groups, the abstention of the PP and More Country and the vote against Vox.The text was approved with full legislative competence in the Commission for the Ecological Transition of the Congress of Deputies from where it was referred to the Senate in early April. There, five amendments have been incorporated, so the bill returned this Thursday for its final debate in the plenary session of the Lower House. The standard is developed through 36 articles and more than twenty provisions after a long preamble in which it...
The Government sets a date for the entry into force of tolls on the country’s highways: "Who pollutes, pays"
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The Government sets a date for the entry into force of tolls on the country’s highways: "Who pollutes, pays"

The Government is considering 2024 as the date on which the pay-per-use system could begin to be implemented in the State's road network, in response to the two principles on which the use of roads will be based from that moment on. : "whoever pollutes pays" and "whoever uses pays". Until then, the Executive plans to carry out an "awareness and sensitization" campaign on carriers and the population regarding the need to implement this measure, as stated in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan sent to Brussels.Based on international experience, the Executive believes that the minimum time necessary to develop the regulatory instruments and create the precise structure t...
A team of scientists certifies the disappearance of the Ayoloco glacier in Mexico
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A team of scientists certifies the disappearance of the Ayoloco glacier in Mexico

What was once the Ayoloco glacier atop the Iztaccíhuatl volcano in Mexico has gone forever, victim of global warming. A team of scientists from the Autonomous University of Mexico has traveled all the way to the summit to leave testimony of the environmental disaster that supposes the loss of a natural element of this caliber.Anel Pérez, one of the people who has participated in the expedition, assures that the plaque they leave in the place is a plate of shame faced with a situation, the emission of greenhouse gases, which governments at the international level are still a long way from stopping. Glaciers are rivers of ice that in the tropics they only exist high up in mountains how is. Or at...
Biden announces that the US will cut its emissions by half in 2030 compared to 2005 and will reach neutrality in 2050
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Biden announces that the US will cut its emissions by half in 2030 compared to 2005 and will reach neutrality in 2050

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has announced that his country reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 53 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels and has committed to achieving climate neutrality for the country by 2050.During the inauguration of the Summit of Leaders on Climate, promoted by the North American president, Biden pointed out that The United States is responsible for "less" than 15 percent of GHG emissions of the planet but "no" country can solve this global problem on its own, but "all" economies have to take action.Thus, it has guaranteed that the United States is committed to achieving by the end of this decade a cleaner, prosperous and healthier nation that ...