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...

‘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...

‘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...

It’s war in the Amazon, says Brazil’s top environmental law enforcer

A war has been declared in the Amazon. That is how Luciano Evaristo, director of Brazilian environmental law enforcement agency Ibama, described the latest developments in the...

Boko Haram terrorists thriving on climate crisis: report

Chronic drought around Lake Chad is reinforcing terrorist group Boko Haram’s stronghold on the region, a report commissioned by the German government has warned.Some...

Marshall Islands president says shipping registry supports climate action

The world’s second largest shipping registry backs its flag state’s calls for ambitious carbon cuts across the industry, the president of the Marshall Islands said...

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