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11 10 2021 | 14:16

Give us action on climate not just words, say developing nations ahead of Cop26

Demand for G20 to ‘step up’ with tougher emissions reduction targets and financial aid for poorest Developing countries are calling on the G20 group of advanced economies to come forward urgently…

11 10 2021 | 14:11

Asia Development Bank plans funds for early coal power plant closures

The Asian Development Bank plans to create funds, possibly next year, to facilitate early closures of coal-fired power plants in Southeast Asia. The new funds will buy such plants and take an active…

11 10 2021 | 14:10

China power cuts: Coal miners ordered to boost output, say reports.

Beijing has reportedly ordered China's coal mines to boost output as an energy shortage across the country has seen millions of homes and businesses hit by power cuts in recent weeks. Three major…

11 10 2021 | 13:12

Nuclear power ‘indispensable’ for energy transition in Japan

Nuclear power is “indispensable” to decarbonizing Japan, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Tuesday, a sign that the new government under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will push hard to restart the…

11 10 2021 | 13:06

S&P Ratings: Use of natural gas as transition fuel to send prices soaring

More and more economies across the globe will use natural gas as a transition fuel on the way to lower-carbon renewable energy sources, putting upward pressure on Henry Hub gas prices for the next…

11 10 2021 | 13:03

India’s new gas infrastructure investment must be part of a balancing act

Vital fiscal and environmental queries in optimising role of gas in transition to clean energy for cooking and mobility India’s strategy to cover unmet energy requirements by creating dual…

11 10 2021 | 12:55

Watchdog: European banks beginning to drop oil and gas clients

European banks are beginning to drop clients that pose a climate risk rather than face the possibility of higher capital requirements, according to the watchdog overseeing the development.  Banks…

11 10 2021 | 12:42

Shell signs deal with UK solar developers for 800 megawatts

Shell has signed deals with two UK solar developers to support development of utility-scale solar projects exceeding 800MW. Shell has signed a framework agreement with the renewable energy developer…

11 10 2021 | 12:39

Airline industry promises to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

The airline industry’s main lobby group adopted a target of eliminating carbon emissions on a net basis by 2050, a goal that will require balancing the fight against climate change with the need to…

11 10 2021 | 12:34

World’s top mining companies pledge net zero emissions by 2050

The world’s top miners on Tuesday committed to a goal of net zero direct and indirect carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) said. “ICMM members’…

11 10 2021 | 12:04

Only 1 in 20 of Europe’s largest 1,000 companies on track to net zero

Only 1 in 20 of Europe’s largest 1,000 listed companies will achieve their net-zero pledges unless they speed up emissions cuts in the next decade. Almost one-third of those companies have committed…

08 10 2021 | 09:43

Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill

Amazon and Microsoft also supporting groups fighting legislation despite promises to combat the climate crisis, analysis finds. Some of America’s most prominent companies, including Apple, Amazon, …

08 10 2021 | 09:41

Water shortage threatens critical hydroelectric power supplies in Northern Europe

Amid the international energy crisis, lack of rain means Nordic countries face soaring bills Just days after the world’s longest under-sea power cable began transferring hydroelectric energy from…

08 10 2021 | 09:40

Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 to Launch in March

UN Climate Change News, 7 October 2021 – The dates have been announced for the launch of the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week (MENACW) in 2022. The event, designed to kick off a…

08 10 2021 | 09:31

Young climate activists denounce 'youth-washing' in Milan

Young climate activists have denounced Italian police for temporarily detaining delegates who protested peacefully inside their Milan conference before Italian Premier Mario Draghi’s speech Young…

08 10 2021 | 09:26

‘Greta is right’: climate pledges must be matched by action, say Mars executives

The company will tie executive pay to emissions reduction and eliminate deforestation through its supply chain The chief executive of Mars, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies,…

08 10 2021 | 09:23

Scientists sound the alarm over drought in East Africa: what must happen next

Every few years, it is devastating to watch the same tragedy: a weather cycle that brings debilitating drought and hunger to East Africa, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people…

07 10 2021 | 10:01

Earth Lost 14% of Coral Reefs in Just One Decade of Climate Crisis, Study Finds

The most comprehensive study of the health of the world's coral reefs to date shows that warming temperatures driven by the human-caused climate crisis wiped out a staggering 14% of the diverse…

07 10 2021 | 09:57

Vicious Climate Cycle in Russia Is Melting Permafrost, Releasing Methane and Fueling Wildfires

Rising temperatures heated by the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels like oil and gas are melting permafrost — land previously frozen year round — and causing problems for Russia's oil and gas…

07 10 2021 | 09:53

Nobel Prize in Physics: Three scientists share award for work on climate and ‘complex phenomena’

Winners ‘laid foundation of our knowledge of Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it’. Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on climate and complex…