Ukraine and Covid leave aid agencies struggling to respond to Bangladesh floods

Aid agencies are struggling to respond to deadly flooding in Bangladesh and India after wealthy governments diverted aid funding to the Covid-19 crisis and...

Japanese and Korean industry push gas on Vietnam amid campaigner crackdown

Business interests in Japan and South Korea are pushing Vietnam to embrace gas as a core part of its energy mix amid a relentless...

Ibrahim Thiaw appointed interim UN Climate Change head

Mauritanian diplomat and head of the UN body to combat desertification Ibrahim Thiaw has been appointed interim executive secretary of UN Climate Change.  Thiaw will...

It’s time to put Indigenous Peoples first at the UN biodiversity talks

The world is waking up to a tragic fact, year on year: deforestation is happening on a scale and at a rate that amounts...

Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro pledges to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Colombia has elected its first left-wing president, setting the Latin American nation on a path to wind down its fossil fuel production.  Leftist Gustavo Petro...

Urgency fizzles out in Bonn – Climate Weekly

The sense of urgency that emanated from Cop26 continued to fizzle out this week, as the climate diplomacy hardcore gathered in Germany for the...

Data exclusive: The ‘junk’ carbon offsets revived by the Glasgow Pact

On 9 June 2011, fighting broke out at the Dapein hydropower plant in the northernmost state of Myanmar between the Kachin Independence Organisation’s military...

Patricia Espinosa: Some rich nations felt demands on finance were ‘too strong’

Some rich nations felt outgoing UN Climate Change head Patricia Espinosa’s repeated calls for more cash for vulnerable countries was “too strong,” she told...

EU blocks bespoke fund for climate victims as rich nations moot alternatives

The EU has blocked developing countries’ call for a facility to distribute money to victims of climate disasters, despite finally recognising the need for...

China rejects ‘major emitter’ label in talks to step up climate action

China is opposing any references to “major emitters” in discussions about how to scale-up carbon cutting efforts this decade at interim climate talks in...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Vacancy: Science writer at Carbon Brief

An exciting opportunity to become Carbon Brief’s new science writer, helping us to analyse and report climate change and society’s response to it. Do you...

Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today’s warming, acidic waters

The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern...

Watchdog Calls for ‘Urgent’ Review of Police Tactics at Fracking Protests

A police watchdog has today called for two reviews into law enforcement tactics handling anti-fracking protests, in what has been described as “an authoritarian...