Extreme weather pummels countries across the globe
From France to China, Guatemala to the US, the last few days have seen the world battered by extreme weather events – events scientists say are aggravated by climate change.
Climate-smart villages boost Nepali farmers’ harvests
Nepali farmers find environmentally-friendly cultivation methods increase yields – and also help them adapt to rising temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall.
America’s Atlantic coast set to take a worse battering
Scientists say the eastern seaboard of the US faces more frequent storms and flooding as sea levels continue to rise with climate change.
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Climate pledges by 140 countries will limit global warming to 2.7C – report
Current climate pledges submitted by 140 countries will limit global warming to 2.7C compared to pre-industrial levels, according to expert analysis.
Country plans bend warming curve as India boosts renewables
With the informal deadline now expired, India has joined other major economies to submit its climate pledge to the United Nations.
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UK ‘fracking village’ gets green light to go 100% solar
The UK’s clean energy sector gets a boost, as Repower Balcombe, the local energy cooperative born of the 2013 fracking protests, is given the go ahead with its proposed 5MW solar park in West Sussex.
European trade union leaders call for ambitious international climate deal
National trade union leaders from across Europe showed their support for an ambitious climate deal at the upcoming UN climate summit, COP21
Safer battery could spark investment in renewables
Researchers have developed a battery that uses a common food additive to enable abundant solar and wind power to be stored cheaply and safely in homes and offices.
Climate change a threat to financial stability – Bank of England governor
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has become the latest person to deliver a blunt warning about the risks of climate change to global financial stability.
Climate threatens Pacific with seesaw sea levels
Scientists say coasts and communities in the Pacific region face more extreme weather hazards as climate change magnifies the devastating El Niño effect.
Energy transition accelerates as country climate plans roll in
Capping off a week of growing momentum towards a strong global climate agreement, yesterday Brazil presented an ambitious national pledge to the UN.
Ban Ki-moon locks in world leaders’ resolve for durable climate pact
A renewed focus on the big issues of poverty, inequality and the all-pervading risks of climate change is being seen, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis leading a charge from New York towards a better, more sustainable fut...
Climate week paves the way for a moral agenda ahead of SDG summit
As New York Climate Week almost wraps up, political leaders are kicking off a weekend of meetings to hammer out strategies for implementing the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by governments.
China and US strike ‘game changing’ climate deal
China and the United States pushed their collaboration on tackling climate change even further, announcing a wide ranging agreement that is being called a “game changer.”
Indonesia to cut emissions by 29% by 2030
Indonesia, currently the fifth biggest producer of greenhouse gases, has set out its plans to cut emissions ahead of the UN climate talks in December.