African continent is urbanising very fast and among the most vulnerable geographies to climatic change.
Cities, which account for 70% of emissions globally, should be at the frontline of tackling some of the most severe effects of climate change.
Climate finance can help developing countries cut their emissions.
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Early investments generate rapid cost reductions, while further delay simply slows innovation and compounds the climate crisis.
Renewable energy has increased access to electricity in poor countries, but it generally hasn’t displaced fossil fuels.
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The fact that nearly half the world’s population is still struggling to escape poverty while global temperatures hurtle upward is not a coincidence.
US president Joe Biden makes a foreign policy speech at the State Department in Washington, DC, on 4 February.
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At the top of President Biden’s foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
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The Green Climate Fund channels money from rich countries to help low-income countries tackle climate change and cut their emissions. But Australia stopped contributing.
This week’s climate conference in Madrid is key to getting global cooperation on climate change, the impacts of which are already being felt.
Recent bushfires and extreme weather are just a small taste of what is to come if this week’s climate negotiations in Madrid fail to deliver.
A view of the General Assembly hall at the start of the 2019 Climate Action Summit.
Africa has already felt the effects of Donald Trump’s climate change denialism. Recent events are also raising political issues of keen interest among the continent’s democrats.
The aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. Climate change means more cyclones are hitting southern Africa.
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The Green Climate Fund mostly goes to middle-income countries that offer a return on investment.
At COP23, members of the America’s Pledge network, which brings together those involved in the fight against climate change in the United States.
With the US announcement that it would withdrawl from the Paris Accord, several American states are mobilizing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
A severe summer drought in Thailand in 2016 caused many of the country’s reservoirs to dry up, including this one near Lampang.
The Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Agreement. But U.S. cities and states are supporting climate change efforts in the developing world regardless.
Rich countries have committed to providing money to developing countries for low-carbon energy, such as this solar farm in India, and to adapt to the effects of climate change.
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Any progress on global climate aid must overcome the long-standing North-South divide on economic development and environmental protection.
Severe floods in Chennai. How should developing countries hold richer countries to financial commitments to adapt to climate change?
How to ensure rich countries will live up to their promises of money and carbon emissions cuts? Developing countries need to look to the Allies’ unified strategy in World War II.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (right) on the summit’s opening day.
Australia has made several climate-themed announcements since the start of the Paris talks, but nothing that cuts to the heart of the climate issue.
Australia could help Indonesia fight forest fires and combat climate change.
Australia’s leadership on climate finance in developing nations could be an opportunity to improve climate diplomacy.
A long way to go for $100 billion Green Climate Fund.
Rich countries are supposed to give $100 billion to developing countries in the upcoming Paris climate talks to deal with climate change. How much has been committed and how will this work?
Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop are bidding to repair the government’s tarnished reputation on climate - but have they pledged enough?
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At the United Nations Lima climate summit, Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop has pledged A$200 million over four years to the Green Climate Fund, which seeks to raise US$100 billion (A$120 billion…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott was previously dismissive of the Green Climate Fund.
The government has moved to scrape off another “barnacle” by announcing it will provide A$200 million over four years to the Green Climate Fund, despite its earlier criticism of the initiative. But it…
Julie Bishop will need to fight to rescue Australia’s standing after a dire first week at the Lima climate talks.
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Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop will have a lot of explaining to do when she arrives here in Lima, Peru, ahead of her address to the UN climate summit tomorrow. It will take all of her diplomatic…
Many G20 members have now pledged contributions to the Green Climate Fund, but Australia has signalled it will not.
The G20 summit in Brisbane has put the pressure on Australia to boost its action on climate change not just at home but also internationally through a new UN-backed fund. The summit yielded major pledges…
Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon speaks to the media during a press conference at the G20.
US president Barack Obama has pledged US$3 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged other G20 nations to make contributions to it. The American announcement…