“Let us stand together to make of our world a sustainable source for our future as humanity on this planet.”
Nelson Mandela, 1918 - 2013
UK government under fire over dirty energy obsession
The UK government is again under fire for its determination to keep the “nation hooked on dirty fossil fuels” as it delivers tax breaks for fracking firms.
Report: Threat of climate tipping points warrants early warning system
The treat of abrupt climate change disasters – such as poles melting or farmlands failing – is real, imminent and requires an early warning system, warns a new report.
New platform shares climate adaptation best practices in Africa
The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKnet) is a collaborative online platform to strengthen and spread the international knowledge base on dealing with climate challenges.
US mayors and local officials lead the way on climate action
US mayors and city officials came together at the Climate Impacts Collaborative hosted by WRI and UCS to discuss local climate action and preparedness.
Europe’s adaptation plans lacking as risk of extreme weather builds
Much of Europe can expect to see more extreme weather events in a future with climate change, but many cities and countries are still drastically unprepared, warn two new reports.
IEA: Wind power could supply 18% of global electricity by 2050
Wind power could supply 18% of the world’s electricity demand by 2050, according to updated analysis from the International Energy Agency.
Growing research shows natural gas just another dirty fossil fuel
Natural gas fails to offer a safe energy alternative to coal and oil, and short-sighted investment in it will only cause the world to miss out on crucial renewable energy investment.
Health group urges UK government to cut killer coal plants
The British Government is being urged to take action in Parliament tomorrow to accelerate the closure of coal-fired power plants that are responsible for 1,600 premature deaths each year in the UK.
Changhua Wu: Three big solutions to climate change
Changhua Wu, Greater China Director of The Climate Group, puts forward three ways to push global climate action forward to avoid a coming "Heat Age" that could result from rising global temperatures.
Sign the Pledge: Summer Heat campaign kicks off in Australia
350.org launch their Summer Heat campaign in Australia to deliver a firm message: it’s time to stop the reckless expansion of the fossil fuel industry in Australia
IPCC scientist wins prestigious environment prize
The work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is back in the spotlight this week, as the co-chair of the group’s Working Group 1 has been awarded this year’s Volvo Environment Prize.
Europe’s largest floating windfarm gets go ahead in Scotland
Floating wind turbines could soon be a feature off the coast of Aberdeenshire in Scotland, as a new windfarm has been given approval.
As whale deaths continue, Ghanaians worry offshore oil drilling is to blame
Though still pending investigation, locals note that the increase in whale deaths coincides in both timing and location with offshore oil exploration and drilling.
EU considers 2030 emission reduction goals
A leaked draft of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy package show that the bloc is currently considering 35-45% emission reductions on 1990 levels – ruling out a 50% target.
Pacific Ocean warming 15 times faster than historic rates
A region of the Pacific is now warming at least 15 times faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years, raising experts' concerns of the implications of deep ocean warming fueled by climate change.
Krakow bans domestic coal burning
Krakow has become the first Polish city to ban domestic coal burning, following a two-year campaign by local and international NGOs.
UK offshore wind project scrapped in wake of government’s anti-green rhetoric
One of the UK’s big six energy providers, RWE npower, is pulling out of one of the world's largest offshore windfarms just weeks after warning that the UK government was treating renewables subsidies as a "political football".
Keystone XL pipeline just a ‘mirage’ for wayward investors
According to financial insiders, the oil sands industry is likely to be a high risk investment even if the Keystone XL pipeline is built.
Join the Twitter Storm: Tell the EBRD to end coal financing
Head of the EBRD vote on their future energy strategy on 10 December, WWF are putting the pressure on ministers to end the bank's financing to coal projects.
COP19: Warsaw climate talks labelled ‘missed opportunity’
As the gavel’s sound marked the end of COP19, our feelings couldn’t be more at odds with the relieved cheers and congratulatory remarks of exhausted government negotiators. But while COP19 marks a "missed opportunity" for real action on clima...