China’s President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
The Olduvai Gorge, in Tanzania, is a cradle of mankind. Climate change will cause frequent and intense weather events in East Africa.
East Africa is a region that will be hit hard by climate change. COP22 in Morocco presents an opportunity for the region to take steps to mitigate these possible harsh effects.
A woman in Burkina Faso collects firewood. Developing nations – and particularly women in these nations – are more vulnerable to climate change, and have less ability to adapt.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
South Africa has a long way to go to make a fair contribution to the global goals set out under the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement marks an important step towards climate change mitigation – one in which developed and developing countries alike take action.
Green bonds have been largely confined to transport and energy projects.
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Green bonds haven't yet reached critical mass, but that could soon change as big business gets on board.
If shipping and aviation don't rein in their emissions it could seriously jeopardise our goal of preventing more than 2℃ of warming.
The Paris agreement introduces a new mechanism for international co-operation.
Despite there being no reference to the words “market mechanism” or “carbon market” in the agreement, the agreement clearly establishes a new international carbon market mechanism.
Climate change is predicted to hit Africa hard unless the continent puts in place adaptation plans.
Africa needs to work on adaption strategies if it is to overcome the harmful effects of climate change.
Will fossil fuels soon be all at sea?
Whatever the outcome of the COP21 Paris climate talks, climate change will result in assets becoming 'stranded'.
There's a huge gap between what India claims it can do, and what it's actually doing to bring down emissions.
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A key sticking point may be resolved at the Paris climate talks: but at what cost to developing countries?
Humans used to keep up by simply burning more fuel or farming more land.
Developing countries can expect much better outcomes from the Paris climate change talks compared with Copenhagen six years ago.
African countries stand a good chance at COP21 of getting their ideas across. There will also be a better opportunity for these countries to access climate finance.
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In the aftermath of 2012’s deadly Hurricane Sandy, New York launched a US$20 billion plan to defend the city against future storms as well as rising sea levels.
Managing the impacts of rising seas for some communities is being made more difficult by the actions of governments, homeowners – and even some well-intentioned climate adaptation experts.
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The land of Ikea and apple charlotte is hoping to sell its vision of sustainability at COP21. There are a couple of meatballs in the ointment, though.
Businesses representatives are out in full force at COP21.
Business has a significant stake in the Paris climate talks. Here's how companies will be shaping the agenda.
Rotten to the core. Can Paris help create a less wasteful food system?
The food on our tables is central to the #COP21 debate and any Paris agreement must help build a system that moves us a long way from our current habits.
Was it Confucius who said it’s a funny old world? If he didn’t he might well do so now. Having spent part of the last couple of weeks trying to breathe in Beijing, one can’t help but be struck by the remarkable…
Xi Jinping doesn’t want to be the villain of Paris.
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Many developing nations are likely to support any motions China proposes at COP21.