11 maps to mark the COP21 climate talks


Elsa Wenzel

Verbose. Indecipherable. Incroyable. Those are just a few ways to describe the dizzyingly complex COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this year.

China and Australia top list of 'carbon bomb' projects


Oliver Milman

China and Australia top a global list of planned oil, gas and coal projects that will act as "carbon bombs" and push the planet towards catastrophic climate change, a Greenpeace report warned on Tuesday.

China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show


Adam Vaughan

China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.

The country's appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% of worldwide coal consumption.

Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even Greener


Elisabeth Rosenthal

DUBLIN — Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause.


Nicole Peill-Moelter


Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Subject Matter Expert

Nicole oversees the strategy and execution of sustainability initiatives across the company, including energy and greenhouse gas management and reporting, energy efficiency and electronic-waste reduction, employee engagement and stakeholder-awareness. She spends much of her time collaborating with engineers innovating around the energy efficiency, productivity and carbon intensity of Akamai’s global Intelligent Cloud Platform which represents 90% of Akamai’s environmental impact.

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