Climate Weekly: Merkel’s climate rhetoric undermined

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will go to the floor with Trump over climate change at next week’s G20 meeting in Hamburg. But documents exclusively...

Tullow oil project in drought-hit part of Kenya suspended

Kenya’s energy minister on Thursday announced the suspension of the East African nation’s plan to pump crude oil in a drought-ravaged northern province by British-Canadian firm...

UN committee urges Australia to rethink support for Adani coal mine

A UN committee has urged Australia to review its support for expanded coal production, just as Malcolm Turnbull’s government considers loaning Indian company Adani almost $1bn...

Germany ‘massively weakened’ draft G20 climate plan to appease Trump

Germany’s G20 presidency dramatically weakened a climate action plan, gutting it of ambitious language and defining gas, and potentially even some coal power, as “clean technologies”, in...

Green Climate Fund urged to embrace development links

Civil society organisations are calling on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) board to stop “splitting hairs” when deciding which projects to finance.A letter signed...

Even Boeing-747 tanker jets can’t win our total war on fires

In 1910 Ed Pulaski, a US Forest Service ranger, rounded up his men who were fighting a forest fire in dense conifer forests in...

Violence spreads ahead of election in drought-hit Kenya

A racially-charged conflict between private landowners and nomadic herders in the drought-stricken county of Laikipia, Kenya, has spread to affect indigenous forest-dwellers.Water shortage is driving Maasai pastoralists...

Calling China’s carbon market ‘ambitious’ shows how low the bar has fallen

Much hype surrounds China’s national carbon market. Expected to begin later this year, the cap and trade system has been ballyhooed as an “ambitious” climate...

Modi and Adani: the old friends laying waste to India’s environment

On Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – Narendra Modi’s last day as chief minister of Gujarat, the western Indian state he had ruled for 12 years...

Modi and Trump avoid climate change tension on state visit

India prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump were silent on climate change after their meeting at the White House on Monday.Sidestepping the two...

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