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Efficiency of A350s and B787s seen in emission reduction: Al-Baker

Efficiency of A350s and B787s seen in emission reduction: Al-Baker

Qatar Airways, which is “investing strategically” in sustainable twin-engine aircraft helping to reduce the environmental impact of flying, has seen the efficiency of A350s and B787s, when it comes to emissions, Group Chief Executive HE Akbar al-Baker has said.

Only half of QR A380 jets will operate once they return to service: Al-Baker

Only half of QR A380 jets will operate once they return to service: Al-Baker

Qatar Airways will operate half of its fleet of ten Airbus A380 jets once they return to service, group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said Wednesday.

Emissions cut with cleaner technology needs financially sound airline sector

Emissions cut with cleaner technology needs financially sound airline sector

Air travel has fallen on hard days since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic six months ago, with the number of travellers dropping significantly around the world.

EU Parliament's environment committee backs 60% emissions cut by 2030

EU Parliament's environment committee backs 60% emissions cut by 2030

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's environment committee on Thursday voted in favour of a legally binding target for the European Union to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 ...

GCC chemical producers cut emissions, waste by a third, amid increased production: GPCA

GCC chemical producers cut emissions, waste by a third, amid increased production: GPCA

Chemical producers in the GCC region have cut waste generation by 29% in 2019 and emissions by over 35% in the last six-year period, despite a continuous increase in petrochemical production across the region ...

Greta Thunberg leads Montreal climate strike amid aviation emissions talks

Greta Thunberg leads Montreal climate strike amid aviation emissions talks

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired a ‘flight-shaming’ movement against air travel, is spearheading a climate change strike on Friday in Montreal ...

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the climate crisis.

Major automakers back compromise on US vehicle emissions rules, urge deal

Major automakers back compromise on US vehicle emissions rules, urge deal

A group of major automakers have backed a compromise on vehicle emissions aimed at heading off a confrontation between California and the Trump administration over requirements through 2026 ...

EU carbon price hits over 10-year high on Brexit extension hopes

EU carbon price hits over 10-year high on Brexit extension hopes

The benchmark European Union carbon price hit a more than 10-year high on Wednesday, on expectations Britain will get a delayed exit from the EU which will mean it stays in the bloc's emissions trading system ...

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Countries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

VW customer plans to take diesel case to Germany's highest court

VW customer plans to take diesel case to Germany's highest court

A German court on Tuesday ruled in favour of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating ...

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change, with the gap between greenhouse gas emissions and levels needed to achieve the Paris climate treaty temperature goals continuing to widen ...