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Healthcare in world’s largest economies ‘accounts for 4%’ of global emissions

While healthcare emissions have rarely been assessed in isolation, the analysis suggests that in most countries they are only surpassed by those from the heaviest polluting sectors, related to energy, transport and construction.

a man shades his face from the summer heat

Limiting warming to 1.5C could prevent ‘thousands’ of heat deaths in US cities

The research projects heat-related deaths for 15 cities across the US under the different levels of future warming. The results suggest that major cities, such as New York City and Los Angeles, could see hundreds or thousands more deaths in extreme heat without greater ambition in global emissions cuts.

greenpeace said the eu’s farming policy had not tackled meat and dairy farming’s effect on the climate

European commission accused of ‘deliberately harming climate action’

Environmentalists have warned that sections of the European commission may be “deliberately harming climate action” after a report into the climate impact of the common agricultural policy (CAP) was quietly published the day after the EU elections.

federal energy minister angus taylor claims the government has a mandate on its climate policies

Angus Taylor calls for Labor to submit to Coalition on emissions target

The energy and emissions reduction minister was referring to the Coalition’s 26%-28% emissions reduction target, a policy much less ambitious than the 45% target Labor took to the election and one that is not aligned with the ultimate aim of the Paris agreement, which is to limit global heating to no more than 2°C.

an earlier copernicus satellite, sentinel-5p, prepares for launch

EU plans first satellite fleet to monitor CO2 in every country

The fleet of three satellites is slated for launch in 2025, in time to inform the UN’s global stocktake of greenhouse gas emissions three years later, the European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed to Climate Home News.

the german green mep sven giegold, second from right, says the party will put climate policy ‘front and centre’

Greens to use EU election mandate to focus on climate crisis

Europe’s Greens, big winners in Sunday’s European elections, will use their newfound leverage in a fractured parliament to push an agenda of urgent climate action, social justice and civil liberties, the movement’s leaders say.

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