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19 05 2020 | 07:30

World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Dumps $3 Billion in Fossil Fuels.

Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund is doubling down on its climate action by making deeper cuts to its fossil fuel exposure.

08 05 2020 | 09:57

Five years after the Paris Agreement.

A 40 to 50 percent reduction in global emissions is required to meet Paris Agreement goals, new study finds. The results of a new study show that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will…

08 05 2020 | 07:23

Only 35% of European banks’ strategies are aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

According to new research by responsible investment organisation ShareAction, the European banking sector has made sluggish progress on tackling the climate crisis in the last three years. According…

25 04 2020 | 13:55

Coronavirus Postpones Climate Summits, But Climate Action Cannot be Delayed.

The UNFCCC has confirmed the postponement of both the Bonn Conference and COP26. Although climate summits look unlikely in the near future, climate action cannot be delayed any further and countries…

25 04 2020 | 12:46

Shell's Latest Annual Report: More Greenwashing?

Two years after internal documents surfaced showing that Royal Dutch Shell, like ExxonMobil, knew about climate dangers decades ago, the oil giant r

25 04 2020 | 12:09

Seven countries submit new 2020 national climate plans (NDCs).

Seven countries have submitted new NDCs so far, including the Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway, Moldova, Japan, Singapore, and Chile.  Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are countries'…

19 04 2020 | 07:44

Shell announces net zero ambition for 2050.

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the worlds largest emitters, has announced plans to become a net-zero emissions business by 2050 or sooner. According to a report by the Guardian, Shell is the seventh…

15 04 2020 | 08:43

Tackling climate change is vital for the strongest economic recovery after coronavirus.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a harbinger of climate disasters to come and the resilience we need to build into our systems. Recovery from coronavirus must reckon with climate change. The current and…

09 04 2020 | 10:49

Power in a pandemic - why energy access matters during coronavirus

Reliable, affordable electricity is needed to keep people connected at home and to run life-saving equipment in hospitals A pandemic puts pressure on every part of a country’s economy and society.…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Delaying the COP26 climate talks could have a silver lining.

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, most people agree it was the right decision last night to postpone the COP26 climate summit until 2021. But what will the delay mean for the biggest moment in…

04 04 2020 | 13:29

UN Climate Change Secretariat Has New Organizational Structure.

UN Climate Change News – Effective  today, the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat is operating according to a new structure, as part of an organizational change initiative to overhaul the…

04 04 2020 | 13:02

European Green Deal will guide Coronavirus recovery plan EU leaders pledge.

European Union leaders have agreed to make the massive economic measures they’re planning in response to the coronavirus match up with the continent-wide Green Deal they adopted not long before the…

20 03 2020 | 07:03

FG launches $200m renewable energy project ‘to light up 500,000 households’.

The federal government has launched the $200 million Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) to provide off-grid energy to over 500,000 people across 105,000 households in rural communities across the…

16 03 2020 | 20:51

Climate crisis is accelerating, shows growing impacts, UN warns.

Last year was the second warmest in history at a global level. Global warming and its impact on ecosystems and people grew in 2019, according to a study by the United Nations, which warned more…

16 03 2020 | 20:50

How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities.

We estimate that approximately 7% of global facilities operated by MSCI ACWI Index constituents are threatened by coastal flooding risk. Nearly 62% of index constituents had at least one facility in…

13 03 2020 | 08:47

Coronavirus and climate change: A tale of two crises.

Coronavirus has cut emissions faster than years of climate negotiations. Does the outbreak reveal what life might be like if we were to act seriously on climate change? Or what it might be like if we…

12 03 2020 | 07:57

An Ambitious Year for Climate Action Is a Big Year for Women’s Empowerment.

Frank Rijsberman, Director General, and Ingvild Solvang, Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development, GGGI SEOUL, South Korea, Mar 9 2020 (IPS) - This year, the Paris Agreement’s effectiveness…

12 03 2020 | 07:25

Climate strikers: Open letter to EU leaders on why their new climate law is ‘surrender’.

This is an open letter to EU leaders at the European Commission, European Parliament and member states from 34 youth climate activists, including Greta Thunberg. The European Commission will release…

12 03 2020 | 07:19

Analysis shows climate finance not reaching most vulnerable.

Funding is intended to help countries protect their people from the climate breakdown People in some of the world’s poorest countries are receiving as little as $1 each a year to help them cope with…

08 03 2020 | 10:33

Why a significant global price on carbon is critical.

Oil companies have set long term carbon emissions targets but the scale of their ambitions means near-term action is required  Like New Year’s resolutions, oil companies are promising to go on…