Climate litigation key in absence of political will

December 13th, 2019 Climate litigation and activism are the key tools to push policymakers to take concrete action to tackle the growing threat of climate...

Cop25 Bulletin: ‘Our own pace’

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Carbon markets will not help stop climate change

Trading carbon is widely said to make emissions cuts cheaper. But for whom? And why is it dominating climate diplomacy in Madrid? The post Carbon...

EU sets ‘climate neutral’ target for 2050, but Poland stands alone

'Common goal' agreed, but Poland refused to commit to 'implement' the target. EU also seeking to update its 2030 target next year The post EU...

Deadlock at COP25 – Can the Chilean President deliver progress?

December 12th, 2019 There are many contradictions at COP25 here in Madrid. Since the meeting was originally scheduled for Santiago in Chile, it is rather as if a...

COP25: Still waiting for real leadership

December 10th, 2019 The end of the first week of most COPs is probably what is best described as ‘peak pessimism’. The public servants have laboured all...

Interactive: When will the Arctic see its first ice-free summer?

Since satellites first began monitoring the Arctic in 1979, the average area covered by sea ice has shrunk by at least 40%. The average thickness...

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