Policymakers want to pay farmers for storing carbon in soil, but there are no uniform rules yet for measuring, reporting or verifying the results. Four scholars offer some ground rules.
Climate pledges must be more ambitious and focus on early and aggressive action to deal with global emissions.
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.
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.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
The Paris Agreement marks an important step towards climate change mitigation – one in which developed and developing countries alike take action.
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.
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.
Africa needs to work on adaption strategies if it is to overcome the harmful effects of climate change.
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.
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.
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.
UN special envoy and former Irish president Mary Robinson talks to leading experts about the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.
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.
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.
Business has a significant stake in the Paris climate talks. Here’s how companies will be shaping the agenda.
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.