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24 09 2021 | 15:36

Johnson says he has changed his mind on the climate – but he’s still dragging his feet

Outright denial has been replaced by something that may turn out to be even worse: delay.

24 09 2021 | 14:14

Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship

The Nigerian government rarely takes action against these allegations.  Nigeria is a key destination for numerous Chinese manufacturing firms, with clusters located in the southwestern cities of…

24 09 2021 | 13:56

Can the Great Green Wall save China from the climate crisis?

A tree-planting scheme hopes to shelter Beijing from dust storms and provide local jobs. David Stanway and Carlos Garcia Rawlins travel to the Gobi Desert to meet the people sowing seeds in a race…

20 09 2021 | 15:28

‘Tipping point’ for climate action: Time’s running out to avoid catastrophic heating

According to the landmark United in Science 2021, there “is no sign of growing back greener”, as carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly accelerating, after a temporary blip in 2020 due to COVID, and…

20 09 2021 | 12:48

JOB VACANCIES: 29 September 2021 / Global Director of Learning & Development, The Sunrise Project

Organization:The Sunrise Project Position:Global Director of Learning & Development Duty Station:Remote Deadline for Application:29 September 2021

20 09 2021 | 12:27

Just one country on course to meet 1.5°C target, new research warns

Only Gambia is currently on course to deliver climate action that is in alignment with the 1.5°C pathway of the Paris Agreement, according to new research from Climate Action Tracker (CAT), which…

19 09 2021 | 10:08

Africa’s green revolution initiative has faltered: why other ways must be found

In July, the United Nations sounded alarms with its 2020 hunger report, which documented a 25% increase from 2019 to 2020 in the number of severely undernourished people in the world. Sub-Saharan…

19 09 2021 | 10:01

Renewable energy projects in rural Ghana have some built-in limitations

Renewable energy technologies like solar lanterns, solar panels and biogas digesters offer the prospect of affordable power in remote communities. For the last 30 years, international organisations…

19 09 2021 | 09:47

The Nigerian environmentalist helping children look after the planet

Long before climate change became a watchword, Doyinsola Ogunye, a lawyer turned environmentalist, has been on a mission to rehabilitate Nigeria’s waterways one beach at a time. When she was a child…

17 09 2021 | 15:54

Beyond XR: Could government failure at Cop26 fire the starting gun on a brave green future?

Interview: The Glasgow summit is now or never for tackling the climate emergency. Harry Cockburn asks former XR strategist Rupert Read what is next for the environment movement if the meeting is a…

17 09 2021 | 15:48

One-third of the world’s tree species are threatened with extinction – here are five of them

One in three of the world’s tree species are at risk of becoming extinct, according to a recent report by the Global Tree Assessment – the first attempt to estimate the conservation status of all of…

17 09 2021 | 15:47

When the US requires a deputy sheriff Australia reports for duty – but not when it comes to climate action

Scott Morrison hoped to focus on the positives of the US alliance on the 70th anniversary of the Anzus treaty but Labor focused on climate ambition differences.

17 09 2021 | 15:44

Climate change deniers are as slippery as those who justified the slave trade

Global warming sceptics should be hiding in corners. But still some defend the indefensible. No one seems as defeated as the global warming “deniers” who dominated rightwing thinking a decade ago.…

17 09 2021 | 15:41

The Guardian view on saving forests: when trees are at risk, so are we.

Plantations are no replacement for biodiverse forests that have evolved over thousands of years.

17 09 2021 | 15:37

We can’t build our way out of the environmental crisis

New infrastructure projects are all the rage, post-pandemic. But who benefits from a rising tide of concrete?

17 09 2021 | 13:47

Anxiety and biscuits: the climate cafes popping up around the world

Organisers say showing people they are not alone in their fears is key to instigating climate action Kathy Kilmer tried bringing up the climate crisis twice at a recent dinner party, but it didn’t…

16 09 2021 | 12:57

Climate change is relentless: Seemingly small shifts have big consequences

Climate change has been accumulating slowly but relentlessly for decades. The changes might sound small when you hear about them – another tenth of a degree warmer, another centimeter of sea level…

16 09 2021 | 12:52

Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even create thunderstorms that lead to catastrophic flooding – here’s how it works

Wildfires burn millions of acres of land every year, leaving changed landscapes that are prone to flooding. Less well known is that these already vulnerable regions can also intensify and in some…

16 09 2021 | 12:51

Without help for oil-producing countries, net zero by 2050 is a distant dream

To meet climate targets and avoid economic collapse, countries such as Iraq need international support in the transition to clean energy  Ali Allawi is deputy prime minister and finance minister of…

16 09 2021 | 12:48

Australia’s pro-climate companies urged to lobby government more

Strong lobbying by fossil fuel industries is drowning out the corporate voices that support climate action, analysts say Australian companies that say they support action to address the climate…