Norway’s $900bn sovereign fund to cut coal investments
In a move sending shock waves through international energy markets, Norway is on the cusp of abandoning most of its coal investments, following an unanimous recommendation by a parliamentary committee.
Tell President Obama: Don’t drill the Arctic
Tell President Obama: Don’t drill the Arctic. Sign the petition and CREDO Action will deliver it to the president with the text of his speech from the Gulf oil spill.
Norway’s oil fund under pressure to drop reckless coal investments
A petition, a Twitterstorm and plenty of attention put Norway in the spotlight this week as key dates approach for the world’s largest pension fund to rid itself of risky coal funding.
Governments face pressure to cut fossil fuels after WHO issues clean air resolution
The 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva closed Tuesday with a “landmark resolution” underscoring the public health dangers of air pollution.
Finance industry and business get behind low-carbon transition
A summit of businesses and investors in Paris has given a massive boost to momentum towards climate action and the global deal due at the end of the year.
Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF
IMF reveals 'shocking' subsidy estimate of $5.3tn every year, an amount higher than the total health spending of global governments.
Patricia Garcia & Peter van den Hazel: The health benefits of fighting climate change
Governments often see climate change as too costly to address. In fact, it is too costly to ignore.
Anti-coal campaigners target Commonwealth Bank in Australia and elsewhere
Customers of the institution are turning up the heat this week, urging the bank to rule out financing a massive coal mine and an expanded coal terminal.
Join the No Dash for Gas global call for climate action
Join the No Dash for Gas mobilisation and global call for climate action coming at the end of May and into June 2015.
Sign the petition: Save the Arctic and stop Shell
Sign the Avaaz petition to call on Seattle's Mayor to make the right decision for our planet and help stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic.
Proposal to dim New York’s city lights at night to save energy
New York's famous city lights may be lowered at night if a new bill introduced by a council member is passed.
UK coal consumption heads for record low, as another plant shuts its doors
The UK could soon see coal use fall back to levels last seen during the industrial revolution as yet another uneconomical coal plant shuts its doors.
Global green energy jobs top 7.7 million in 2014
The economic benefits of the growing global renewable energy sector are on full display this week as concerns about energy subsidies cast into doubt the wisdom of propping up polluting fossil fuels.
200 days out from Paris climate talks, momentum grows for global deal
With less than 200 days until the UN climate summit in Paris, governments met in Germany this week to continue the momentum towards securing a new global agreement for taking on climate change.
Antarctic ice is under attack from sea and air
Studies show that dual forces causing the vast ice shelf to thin and become less stable could have a serious impact on global sea levels.