UN report: Weather disasters occurred almost daily over last decade
Weather-related disasters have occurred almost daily in the last ten years, and nearly twice as frequently as two decades ago, a new UN report said on Monday, one week ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris.
Fossil investments looking increasingly toxic as smart money moves to renewables
New research warns that US$2.2 trillion of investors money could be at risk if fossil fuel companies continue to pursue high carbon projects.
Fox in the hen house: the polluters bankrolling the climate talks
As corporate anti-climate behaviour comes under increasing scrutiny from law-enforcers, media and public, a new report highlights the conflict of interest between the Paris climate summit’s aims and the polluting actions of the companies bank...
Global momentum for an end of coal grows as Alberta kicks it to the curb
In yet another sign that coal has no future, Canada’s Alberta province has announced its commitment to phase out coal by 2030.
Brazil faces serious crop and power losses
Scientists warn that Brazil can expect falling hydroelectric supplies and severe crop failures by 2040 as climate change reduces rainfall and increases drought.
Major funds would be $23bn better off if they had divested from fossil fuels
An analysis of 14 major investment funds has found they would be around $23 billion better off if they had moved their investments out of coal, gas and oil three years ago.
Coal left friendless as UK and wealthy nations cut ties
It’s been another devastating week for coal as the UK becomes the first major economy to put a date on a phase out of coal, and OECD countries limit financing for the dirty energy source.
More warming will bring a more polluted future
Global warming will increase airborne aerosols and cause more atmospheric pollution, scientists say.
G20 leaders miss major opportunity to be bold on climate
Less than two weeks out from the UN climate talks in Paris, G20 leaders, meeting in Turkey this week, missed a major opportunity to take a bold stand on climate change.
Greenland glacier melting speeds up again
The increasing rate at which Greenland’s glaciers are melting this century has confounded polar scientists.
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Global warming drains the water of life
New research warns that rising temperatures are reducing the mountain snow on which billions of people in lowland areas depend for their water supply.
Australia: Labor champions plans to resettle Pacific climate refugees
Australia should be on the forefront of efforts to resettle climate change refugees from Pacific Island nations, according to the Australian Labor Party.
G20 fossil fuel subsidies four times higher than renewables support
Despite their repeated pledges to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, G20 countries - which produce about three-quarters of global emissions collectively - are still pouring nearly four times more support into coal, oil and gas than renewable en...
Diana Omondi: Climate change bites Kenyan tea farmers
You wouldn't typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth's climate is changing - and this is affecting one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya.
Youth on Climate: Fighting deforestation in Ecuador’s disappearing forests
In the second of our series showcasing the role young people are having in fighting climate and environmental issues we are Ecuador meeting the young people fighting deforestation.
West Antarctic ice cascades towards crisis
Scientists warn that continued ocean warming will lead to ice loss in the Amundsen Sea region that could raise sea levels by three metres.
Countries find common ground on road through Paris
Amongst stark warnings that half a billion people are threatened by rising seas and more than one hundred million at risk of poverty, that greenhouse gas levels are at record highs and global temperature rise is set to hit 1DegC this year, ne...
IEA: World en route for renewable future but final stop not yet 2C
The national climate pledges currently on the table ahead of the UN climate talks represent a clear sign that the clean energy transition is underway, with renewables’ share of the global energy mix expected to hit a quarter by 2040, accordin...