Rich countries oppose bid to drought-proof Ethiopian communities

A bid for US$100 million to drought-proof Ethiopian communities has exposed a rich-poor divide in the UN’s flagship climate finance initiative.Representatives of the US, Canada and...

Adani coal would not cut emissions – IEA expert

Coal destined for power plants in India from a controversial Australian mega coal mine would be unlikely to deliver the cuts to greenhouse gas...

GOP climate rebels emerge from the shadows

US president Donald Trump’s climate change skepticism has forced a clutch of Republicans in the House of Representatives out of the climate closet.The populist...

German coal plants burn on as EU carbon price stagnates

The UK’s emissions from coal power generation plummeted 58% in 2016, helped by a minimum carbon price of £18 a tonne of CO2 (US$22).In stark contrast,...

Large hydropower dams have no place in the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the primary financial mechanism established under the UN climate body, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help countries cope...

Indian court awards legal rights of a person to entire ecosystem

Expanding on a previous judgment in which it recognised the Ganga and Yamuna rivers as legal entities, the High Court of the Indian state...

Brazil halves environment budget amid rising Amazon deforestation

The Brazilian government is cutting its environment ministry budget by 51% as part of a bid to limit the country’s spiralling deficit.The cuts come as deforestation rates...

Weekly wrap: cold meat, warm poles and Trump’s hot mess

Donald Trump finally released his long-anticipated executive order to dismantle the bulk of US climate policy this week.It is a betrayal of the Paris...

UN climate chief bites tongue after Trump de-funding threat

US president Donald Trump is set to decide whether to quit UN climate talks by the G7 summit in late May, a White House...

Have Chinese CO2 emissions really peaked?

When it comes to predicting future emissions, China is a good example of how bad we are.In the 2000 World Energy Outlook, the International...

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