Weekly wrap: Looking east from Bonn climate talks

There were fears of an upset at the past fortnight’s climate talks in Bonn, the first test of Donald Trump’s approach to international climate...

Climate talks end in call for solidarity, but real test is to come

Fiji’s prime minister Frank Bainimarama, the incoming president of the next major climate meeting in November, closed talks in Bonn on Thursday with a call...

How Fiji can bring climate damages home

Loss and damage has long been a slippery item within the climate negotiations. It’s not that it’s particularly hard to understand: the worst impacts...

NGOs tell EU donors to respect African clean energy leadership

More than 100 NGOs from around the world weighed into a row over Africa’s clean energy future on Thursday.In an open letter to the...

France set for ‘massive’ renewables boom under president Macron

France is set for a renewables boom under newly elected president Emmanuel Macron, according to his choice for prime minister.Edouard Philippe told France Inter radio the...

Acts of God: why secular climate projects fail in the Pacific

Unless you are cocooned in a tourist bubble, it is hardly possible to miss God when you visit the Pacific Islands. In every village...

Ségolène Royal reveals new head for ‘Africa-led’ renewables scheme

French environment minister Ségolène Royal has announced a replacement official to lead an African renewable energy scheme that is embroiled in a row over European interference.Malian diplomat Seyni...

Dutch university gave Shell power to influence curriculum, students

Funding from Shell and other oil majors has turned a prestigious Dutch University into a conduit for fossil fuel policy gambits, according to an...

The Indian coal plant paid $150m to sit idle

An Indian coal-fired power plant is to be paid 983 crore rupees ($150 million) this financial year for generators that are sitting idle.The Rattan India...

India and China ‘on track to exceed Paris climate pledges’

With downgraded outlooks for coal use, India and China are set to beat their pledges to the Paris climate agreement, according to an updated analysis of their climate policies.Just...

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