Vulnerable countries show the way as world leaders pledge climate ambition
All eyes were on world leaders as the UN climate conference officially kicked into gear today in Paris.
Daily Tck: World leaders mark new highpoint in political momentum as COP21 officially opens
Heads of state took centre stage in Paris, but it was the world’s most vulnerable that stole the show
Marches and meetings lead into Paris summit
COP21 - the Paris Climate Summit - has finally arrived, with negotiations kicking off late on Sunday night.
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Trees face global extinction threat
Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rainforest indicates that most of the world’s 40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as being at risk.
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.
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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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