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United Kingdom to ban petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars by 2035

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned as of 2035. After the ban comes into effect, only electric and hydrogen vehicles will be available for purchase.

Ernst & Young pledges to be carbon neutral by end of 2020

To achieve carbon neutrality, EY will focus on areas including reducing travel emissions, sustainable procurement practices and purchasing more renewable energy to power EY offices, for example wind or solar energy.

UK aviation industry commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

The Sustainable Aviation coalition say that the UK will be able to grow passenger numbers by 70% while reducing net emissions from 30 million tonnes of CO2 per year today down to zero.

British carbon tax leads to 93% drop in coal-fired electricity

A tax on carbon dioxide emissions in Great Britain, introduced in 2013, has led to the proportion of electricity generated from coal falling from 40% to 3% over six years, according to research led by UCL.

Madagascar commits to planting 60 million trees

To celebrate 60 years of independence, Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has pledged to plant 60 million new trees and restore the island to the green haven it once was.

Microsoft pledges to be carbon negative by 2030

By 2030, Microsoft will be carbon negative. By 2050, they will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.

JetBlue will be carbon neutral on all domestic flights by July 2020

The company said that it will offset up to 17 billion pounds of carbon by investing in projects focused on initiatives like forest conservation and renewable power.

Sprint to go 100% carbon neutral and 100% renewable electricity by 2025

The company has committed to source 100% renewable electricity across the company’s entire operations — all retail stores, offices, call centers, and network sites.

EasyJet becomes world’s first carbon-neutral airline by offsetting all emissions

EasyJet will begin to offset emissions from its 331 planes immediately. It will become the world’s first major airline to operate net zero carbon flights across their entire network.

New Zealand passes historic zero carbon bill with near unanimous bipartisan support

The New Zealand parliament has passed landmark legislation that enshrines the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement into law, and will see the country achieve zero net carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

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