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...

Bangladesh faces food supply crunch after flash floods

The price of rice has spiked in Bangladesh after flash floods wiped out vast stretches of paddy field just ahead of harvest time.Unusually heavy pre-monsoon...

Ocean acidification is global warming’s forgotten crisis

Most of us are familiar with the climate change impacts we see and feel in our communities: heatwaves, storms, droughts, floods, and so on.But...

China’s Xi promises green ‘belt and road’ investment strategy

China will seize opportunities for clean energy and boost science cooperation through its overseas investment strategy, president Xi Jinping said on Sunday.Launching the first ever “belt and...

Pacific islands are on a collision course with the shipping industry

The international shipping sector sits outside the Paris climate agreement, yet it is a significant and growing source of carbon emissions. Unless it is controlled, shipping...

Brazilian indigenous leader appeals for solidarity against land grabs

“They use tractors with big chains to cut down everything.” Ladio Veron, leader of the Guarani-Kaiowá people, is describing the expansion of agribusiness in Brazil.“They poison the rivers...

Weekly wrap: Macron win, Amazon murder and Arctic accord

What a week. The axis of global politics tilted slightly in favour of climate action, while Climate Home brought you scoops from Bonn and...

US endorses global action to curb greenhouse gases at Arctic summit

The US has endorsed global action to reduce greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants, at a meeting of the Arctic Council.Secretary of state Rex Tillerson...

Climate negotiators rally to protect IPCC science funding

Indignant countries at climate talks in Bonn have demanded that the UN climate convention continues funding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s...

Tillerson to answer climate questions at Arctic Council

Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will be asked to clarify the US stance on climate change when he meets with foreign ministers of the Arctic Council...

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