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06 09 2021 | 15:01

Impasse in US-China climate talks just weeks before global Cop26 summit

US climate envoy John Kerry told Chinese officials that there was ‘no way’ for the world to solve the climate crisis without Beijing’s ‘full engagement and commitment’. The US and China have reached…

03 09 2021 | 14:56

China tells John Kerry climate cooperation is tied to overall US relations

China is pushing the US to resolve border issues to work on climate change China’s foreign minister Wang Yi warned the US that the deteriorating relations between the world’s two largest economies…

03 09 2021 | 14:46

China provinces plan to add 100 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity

China’s provinces are still planning to launch more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power capacity despite a decline in new approvals in the first half of 2021, environmental group…

27 08 2021 | 12:34

China passes Germany as planet’s second-largest offshore wind market

China has overtaken Germany as the world’s second largest offshore wind market behind the UK with 7.9GW of operational capacity, according to a new Global Offshore Wind report. World Forum Offshore…

26 08 2021 | 07:42

‘You follow the government’s agenda’: China’s climate activists walk a tightrope

The IPCC’s alarming report has Chinese environmentalists wondering how to push a government that brooks no criticism into taking more action. In the wake of the IPCC’s alarming warning last week…

26 08 2021 | 07:15

China sending mixed climate signals with new coal and steel projects

China continues to announce new steel mills and coal-fired power plants even as the country maps out a path to zeroing out heat-trapping emissions. State-owned firms proposed 43 new coal-fired…

18 08 2021 | 11:19

Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains. Days of torrential rain and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of…

09 08 2021 | 10:41

China and India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

China is the country with the world’s highest emissions, while India is third China and India have missed a UN deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for…

29 07 2021 | 10:36

China is supporting over 50% of coal power development in largest remaining project pipelines

As finance shifts from coal, China is looking isolated as the last enabler of coal-fired power overseas. A review of coal power proposals in countries with large remaining project pipelines…

26 07 2021 | 11:02

China flooding: Heavy rainfall leaves subways inundated with water

Heavy flooding has hit central China following unusually heavy rains, with the subway system in the city of Zhengzhou inundated with rushing water. Just to the north, the famed Shaolin Temple known…

26 07 2021 | 09:14

US seeks cooperation with China on climate but not at any price

Climate envoy John Kerry has rejected notion that Beijing could buy US silence on human rights as price of cooperation on climate

24 07 2021 | 10:25

China’s Extreme Weather Warnings Avoid Talk of Climate Change.

State media often frame climate change as a global problem that China can lead in solving, not as a crisis that affects its citizens’ daily lives. As unprecedented heatwaves sweep across large parts…

21 07 2021 | 10:19

Deadly floods hit central China, killing 12 and forcing thousands to flee homes

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped in underground trains in the capital Zhengzhou Days of torrential rain and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan…

13 07 2021 | 13:00

Chinese Bank Walks Away from $3-Bilion Zimbabwe Coal Project

China’s biggest bank is stepping away from a plan to invest US$3 billion in the 2,800-megawatt Sengwa coal project in northern Zimbabwe, according to an email the bank sent to climate campaign groups…

05 07 2021 | 10:07

Heat Dome Smashing Northwest Records Began With China Rain

Heavy rain in China, an expanse of warm water stretching across the North Pacific, and kinks in the jet stream are combining to drive an unusual heat wave that will set records in the Pacific…

28 06 2021 | 15:51

IRENA and China Sign Landmark Co-operation to Address Climate Change

New MoU between IRENA and China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment promotes carbon neutrality through renewables. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 June 2021 – The International Renewable…

22 06 2021 | 09:40

China drives rise in coal-fired power plants as IEA warns countries must spend more on clean energy.

China makes up two-thirds of the heavily polluting power stations approved globally in 2020. China is driving a global increase in heavily polluting coal-fired power plants in an attempt to reboot…

02 06 2021 | 10:01

Chinese regulators urged to tighten rules for carbon neutral bonds.

Bond proceeds going to coal-dominated state-owned enterprises – ESG investors beware China’s carbon neutral bonds fail to restrict the use of funds to green projects and are adding to the working…

01 06 2021 | 17:20

China finances most coal plants built today – it’s a climate problem and why US-China talks are essential

As nations gear up for a critical year for climate negotiations, it’s become increasingly clear that success may hinge on one question: How soon will China end its reliance on coal and its financing…

20 05 2021 | 13:05

‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour.

Controversial deal with China would be ‘disastrous’ for fishing and protected rainforest, say opponents. A $55m (£39m) deal struck by the government of Sierra Leone with China to build an industrial…