Environment

Three of the World’s Largest Emitters Ratify the Paris Agreement

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies reaffirmed their commitment to tackling climate change at the annual G20 summit which took place in Hangzhou on the 4th September last. It was at this summit that the US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping handed their ratification documents to UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon, therefore ratifying …

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How Will the Paris Agreement Impact Climate Change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that it is more than 90% probable that Greenhouse Gas (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide produced by human activity, have caused much of the observed increase in the earth’s temperature over the past 50 years. Evidence of the increased surface temperatures can …

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The (Dutch) Ban on Plastic Bags: Make Your Choice!

Since the 1st of January of this year plastic carrier bags have been “banned” from Dutch retail stores. That is, the free plastic carrier bag. The Dutch government has already implemented the possibility to ban these bags in the so-called Decree on Management of Packaging 2014. In this Decree a provision was implemented not to …

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