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20 10 2021 | 13:23

COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions

It's two weeks until the start of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow - one of the biggest ever world meetings on how to tackle global warming. But what's it all about? BBC News environment…

20 10 2021 | 13:10

Australian PM to attend Cop26 in Glasgow but emissions deal with Coalition partner still weeks off

Scott Morrison says it is ‘important’ to be in Glasgow for climate conference but notes there is no agreement yet with the Nationals The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has confirmed he…

20 10 2021 | 09:55

Research: TotalEnergies has been delaying the climate transition for 50 years

Following the revelations, Notre Affaire à Tous and  350.org call for the multinational to be held responsible for its past and present behavior in the climate crisis.

18 10 2021 | 09:48

Are Countries Providing Enough to the $100 Billion Climate Finance Goal?

In 2009, developed countries committed to jointly mobilize $100 billion annually in climate finance by 2020 to support developing countries in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change. This…

18 10 2021 | 09:22

Malcolm Turnbull on Murdoch, lies and the climate crisis: ‘The same forces that enabled Trump are at work in Australia’

Systematic partisan lying and misinformation from the media, both mainstream and social, has done enormous damage to liberal democracies, the former PM writes The United States has suffered the…

18 10 2021 | 08:51

BREAKING:IEA Urges Faster Fossil Phaseout, More Renewables Investment to Keep 1.5 C Within Reach

While the world’s fossil fuel use could peak in the next few years, countries’ climate pledges to date “cover less than 20% of the gap in emissions reductions that needs to be closed by 2030 to keep…

17 10 2021 | 09:23

The Energy Crisis Is Spreading Faster Than The Coronavirus And COP26 Leaders Face A Faustian Choice

The energy crisis is spreading as fast as the coronavirus once did. But that economic strife will also climax. The supply shortages, though, are adding up just as the COP26 meeting prepares to get…

17 10 2021 | 09:16

Why China's climate policy matters to us all

China's carbon emissions are vast and growing, dwarfing those of other countries. Experts agree that without big reductions in China's emissions, the world cannot win the fight against climate…

17 10 2021 | 09:05

COP26: What is the Glasgow climate conference and why is it important?

The UK is hosting a summit that is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. The meeting in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November could lead to major changes to our everyday…

16 10 2021 | 13:21

Coldplay pledge 50% lower CO2 emissions on 2022 world tour

Band announce a range of initiatives to reduce energy consumption, including stadium floors that harness fans’ kinetic energy Coldplay have announced a new world tour, and with it a range of…

16 10 2021 | 13:18

Climate change in India: The young inventor's solar-powered ironing cart

Ironing vendors are common across India. The irons are heated using charcoal, a fuel that contributes to air pollution. But Vinisha Umashankar, a 14-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu, has found a clean…

16 10 2021 | 13:03

Climate change may already affect 85 percent of humanity

Researchers comb through some 100,000 studies documenting climate change’s effects around the planet. Climate change could already be affecting 85 percent of the world’s population, an analysis of…

16 10 2021 | 13:01

Why white people get wealthier after disasters but others suffer – an illustrated story.

Government programs that help people recover their wealth after natural disasters end up reinforcing inequality    

16 10 2021 | 12:55

Scottish Government invests £1.8 billion to cut emissions from homes and buildings

The Heat in Buildings Strategy plans to increase the number of renewable heating systems to improve the energy performance of buildings and help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Home emissions…

16 10 2021 | 12:49

Two dozen countries announce commitment to EU-US global methane pledge

As political support grows to place methane emissions reduction at the top of the global agenda, 24 additional countries agreed on Monday (11 October) to sign the EU-US-led Global Methane Pledge…

16 10 2021 | 12:46

Queen calls on Scottish parliament to tackle climate change

Monarch urges MSPs to build ‘fairer and greener future’ as she opens parliament ahead of Cop26 The Queen has urged Scotland’s MSPs to tackle climate change and “help create a better, healthier…

16 10 2021 | 12:41

Current Clean Energy Progress Isn't Enough to Avoid Climate Disaster, IEA Warns

Clean energy is growing faster than ever before, but fossil fuel demand — and climate pollution — is also growing and the world's nations must dramatically increase both their ambition and execution…

16 10 2021 | 12:19

The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-western relations – but can it adapt to climate change?

For generations, the Arctic has captured our imaginations as a region of contradictions. It is simultaneously a frozen wilderness, home to indigenous peoples, a place of historic military tensions…

16 10 2021 | 12:17

Impact Investing: What Is It, and How Can Investors Get It Right?

Impact investing has garnered much attention for its potential to channel capital into material social and environmental objectives. However, it is important for investors to dig deeper into what…

16 10 2021 | 12:15

In search of ‘Lithium Valley’: why energy companies see riches in the California desert

Firms say what’s underneath the Salton Sea could fuel a green-energy boom. But struggling residents have heard such claims before by Aaron Miguel Cantú in Calipatria