Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Business Feb 18, 2020

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Investors managing $37 trillion in assets urged Japan to slash the country's carbon emissions, saying Monday that a strong signal from Tokyo could help galvanize international climate action ahead of a U.N. summit in Glasgow in November. Institutional investors, traditionally wary of singling out governments ...

Nobel winner Akira Yoshino to head net-zero carbon emissions research center

Business Jan 17, 2020

Nobel winner Akira Yoshino to head net-zero carbon emissions research center

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Akira Yoshino will head a new government-funded international research center focusing on reducing carbon emissions to net-zero, industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said Friday. The new body will consist of 300 to 400 scientists, including from the United States, France and Germany, working ...

JetBlue takes steps to become carbon-neutral airline

Business Jan 7, 2020

JetBlue takes steps to become carbon-neutral airline

JetBlue Airways Corp. said it will become the first large U.S. airline to offset emissions from all of its domestic flights, aiming to become carbon neutral by July as pressure grows on the industry from climate change activists. The carrier also will begin using sustainable ...

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

World / Science & Health Dec 12, 2019

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector — but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back. Schultes is the managing director of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnen mountain lift company, ...