High hopes despite slow speed as Bonn climate talks wrap up
With 2015 tipped to be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, negotiators gathering in Bonn this week had a timely reminder of what’s at stake as unprecedented hurricanes and record-breaking heat cast their shadow over the talks.
Global tree census highlights need to restore forests
Mapping the density of forests reveals that there are far more trees on the planet than previously thought – but humans are destroying 15 billion a year.
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Daily Tck: Day four of the UN climate talks in Bonn
Day four of the UN climate talks in Bonn and new proposals move government delegations closer to a trimmed negotiating text, though way forward still to be determined.
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National Australia Bank rules out funding Adani’s Carmichael mine
Australia's biggest proposed project was dealt another blow this week, as the National Australia Bank ruled out funding, and key customer Korean electronics giant LG ruled itself out as a buyer.
Daily Tck: Day three of the UN climate talks in Bonn
Day 3 at the UN climate talks in Bonn and slow progress on substance spurs concern among negotiators across the board.
Investors urge companies to leave anti-climate lobbying groups
In the latest sign that investors do not want their money funding harmful climate change, a global coalition of 25 institutional investors with over €61 billion (£45 billion) in assets is calling on nine major publicly listed companies to cut...
Pressure grows for fossil fuel divestment ahead of Paris climate talks
The global campaign calling for fossil fuel divestment was stepped up a notch this week, as campaigners launched a new challenge for institutions, individuals and governments to drop their support for dirty energy ahead of the UN climate talk...
Leehi Yona: Strong words, but little action at Arctic Summit
After a one-day summit in the U.S. Arctic’s biggest city, leaders from the world’s northern countries acknowledged that climate change is seriously disrupting the Arctic ecosystem, yet left without committing themselves to serious action to f...
Daily Tck: Day two of the UN climate talks in Bonn
Increasingly felt climate impacts and extreme weather firsts add to urgency for action as governments meet in Bonn for the latest round of the UN climate talks.
Risk of new Katrinas rises as climate warms
Climate change may drastically increase the risk of simultaneous cyclones and storm surges striking populous coastlines around the world.
Obama talks tough on climate at Arctic summit despite ceding to Shell
In his latest push for action on climate change, US President Barack Obama yesterday called on nations including his own to ramp up their commitments for reducing harmful carbon emissions.
Northern forests face onslaught from heat and drought
Many northern hemisphere forests face destruction as climate change brings both fiercer droughts and higher temperatures.
UK government plays ‘short term politics’ as it looks to bust the solar boom
The future of UK renewables is in further doubt today, following the announcement of government plans to cut subsidies for electricity generated from rooftop solar panels by almost 90%.
Drought becoming the ‘new normal’ for Californians
Human impacts of global warming and water resources are threatening to turn the landscape of the US west into a dustbowl.
Fossil fuels on the backfoot as UN climate talks resume in Bonn
As negotiators get ready to meet in Bonn for the latest round of UN climate change negotiations, fossil fuels remain firmly on the backfoot and momentum for a renewable energy future is gathering pace.
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