Coronavirus: UN delays talks on global ocean biodiversity treaty

Observers say additional time could help countries agree on rules to create marine protected areas in parts of the ocean that lie beyond national...

Call for polluters to pay ‘climate damages tax’

Global civil society organizations are calling for a tax on fossil fuel supplies to fund support to people hit by climate change impacts. Polluters should pay for...

No finance plan for climate change victims in draft UN decision

Countries battered by climate change face leaving UN talks in Bonn empty-handed, after a draft decision on Tuesday deferred key finance discussions to next year. Vulnerable...

China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

Every year, over 60% of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30% of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing...

Will governments pass the first test of the Paris climate agreement in 2020?

Governments are expected to submit long-term climate plans as well as shorter-term 2030 goals. A guide to the ambiguous legal documents 'inviting' more action The...

‘Sometimes I get intimidated’: first-timers at UN climate talks

Thirty young people from developing countries have won grants to attend UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, this year. Funded by the German government, the Global...

Trump’s ‘top priority’ at climate talks: no soft option for China

The Trump administration’s priority at the UN climate talks in Bonn is to block developing countries like China from getting an easier ride. That is what the US...

‘We are praying it rains soon’ – Nairobi on severe water rations

Four months of water rations and a prolonged drought have left residents of the Kenyan capital Nairobi grappling with dry taps in their homes and offices. Since 1...

Addis Ababa riverside project gives priority to development over residents

Ethiopia wants $900 million riverside project to be a model of green development - yet one resident says shelters were demolished 'without warning' The post...

‘Sometimes I get intimidated’: first-timers at UN climate talks

Thirty young people from developing countries have won grants to attend UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, this year. Funded by the German government, the Global...

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