#ClimateChange : CO2 emissions fall in 18 countries with strong policies, study finds #auspol #qldpol #nswpol It’s not rocket science #StopAdani #TheDrum Meanwhile Australian emissions soar! #ClimateStrike

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Climate change: CO2 emissions fall in 18 countries with strong policies, study finds

In anew study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers suggest that countries that are turning to renewable energy sources and moving away from fossil fuels are making progress in reducing CO2 emissions.

The study looked at emissions from between 2005 and 2015.

Globally, CO2 was on the rise — about 2.2 per cent annually — but in 18 countries, their emissions saw a decline.

These 18 account for 28 per cent of global emissions.

Meanwhile in Australia

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These Five Companies Are Leading The Charge On Recycling

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With scientists predicting that if nothing changes in our plastic consumption habits, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish by 2050, it’s not surprising that this year’s Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution. According a recent study from Science Advance, since the invention of plastic in 1907, 8.3 billion metric tons of virgin (non-recycled) plastic have been produced, generating 6.3 billion metric tons of waste, 79% of which has piled up in landfills while just 9% has been recycled. A total of 12 billion metric tons are expected to be in landfills or the environment by 2050 if current production and waste management trends continue.

While we are all, as individuals, accountable for our contribution to the planet’s pollution and waste buildup, large corporations play a critical role in either damaging or protecting the environment. At JUST Capital…

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