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02 05 2024 | 07:32

The Guardian view on globalisation’s discontent: it’s not right for poor countries to fund the rich

Developing nations have long complained that globalisation has enthroned western currencies in such a way as to subsidise living standards in the rich world.

04 12 2021 | 14:31

A new ratings industry is emerging to help homebuyers assess climate risks

As climate change fuels large-scale natural disasters, the real estate mantra of “location, location, location” is taking on new meaning.

04 12 2021 | 09:12

China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals

Carbon-neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China. China, the world’s top carbon emitter, has for the…

04 12 2021 | 08:24

Op - The World Bank must be repurposed to focus on climate – or net zero is a pipe dream

It’s time to repurpose the World Bank to tackle the most important global challenge of our time, writes Promising carbon emissions cuts is easy, but actually getting to net zero will be immensely…

30 11 2021 | 09:38

Fossils may have used federal Pandemic funds to boost production, increase emissions

Canada’s environment commissioner says a federal pandemic aid program for the oil and gas sector that was supposed to retain jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions is not set up to do either of those…

30 11 2021 | 09:36

Why the oil industry’s pivot to carbon capture and storage – while it keeps on drilling – isn’t a climate change solution

After decades of sowing doubt about climate change and its causes, the fossil fuel industry is now shifting to a new strategy: presenting itself as the source of solutions. This repositioning…

30 11 2021 | 09:29

Why are poorer countries bearing the brunt of climate crisis?

Low-income nations are more exposed to environmental hazards and pollution and have a harder time recovering from the impacts of climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

28 11 2021 | 08:38

Our photos and emails are silently releasing tonnes of carbon, new report says

aking so many unwanted photos and automatically backing them up is filling up data servers and contributing 355,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, the IET says The amount of storage necessary…

28 11 2021 | 08:05

Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia

A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country…

28 11 2021 | 08:04

COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

How much the world achieved at the Glasgow climate talks – and what happens now – depends in large part on where you live. In island nations that are losing their homes to sea level rise, and in…

28 11 2021 | 07:54

How Morocco went big on solar energy

Morocco has become famous for its vast, world-leading solar arrays. But these mega-projects are just the start of the action on climate change that Morocco could be capable of delivering. Morocco…

28 11 2021 | 07:41

The Real Winner In The War Between Fossil Fuels And Renewables

While the impact of fossil fuels on the environment is commonly understood, casual observers may not be aware of the environmental footprint of renewable energy  due to its heavy reliance on metals…

28 11 2021 | 07:36

Why schools are failing children on climate change

Every year, Shamayel Zaidi, a school teacher in India, gives his new senior school students the same assignment: a presentation on one of three topics - consumer awareness, social issues or…

28 11 2021 | 07:29

You Can’t Beat Climate Change Without Tackling Disinformation

Over more than a century, PR firms built and fine-tuned a machine to deceive the public. This column is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration cofounded by Columbia…

28 11 2021 | 07:27

Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope

Reconstruction after Covid: a new series of long reads It’s easy to despair at the climate crisis, or to decide it’s already too late – but it’s not. Here’s how to keep the fight alive by Rebecca…

28 11 2021 | 07:22

Carbon Markets May Soon Free Billions for Investment. But Where?

New maps and analyses of carbon-rich regions could direct post-Glasgow funds where they’ll do the most good.

28 11 2021 | 07:13

We can’t let markets decide the future of removing carbon from the atmosphere

Net zero emission pledges by countries and companies are everywhere at the moment. Most of these pledges rely on massive amounts of carbon removal, yet details on how this will transpire remain…

28 11 2021 | 07:12

Is toxic masculinity the reason there are so many climate-hesitant men?

With Cop26 coming to an end and the climate crisis more prevalent than ever, why are some men still so hesitant to change their everyday habits to save the environment? Kate Ng investigates

28 11 2021 | 07:06

Op - The moral case for destroying fossil fuel infrastructure

If someone has planted a time bomb in your home, you are entitled to dismantle it. The same applies to our planet The climate struggle has entered a new phase. It is marked by a search for different…

28 11 2021 | 07:02

Climate, energy and the African dilemma

Can leaders balance Africa’s potential as a global green giant with its significant dependency on fossil fuels?