There have been 27 UN COP meetings. Despite these negotiations, the planet is on target to exceed emission thresholds for global warming. Given these failures, why continue with this process?
Stopping the expansion of offshore oil and gas extraction is a critical but often overlooked step towards achieving global climate targets and protecting our oceans and planet.
The historic agreement on a loss and damage fund was overshadowed by lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuels.
Tracking CO2 emissions with satellites can help to support emission reduction efforts under the Paris Agreement.
Cities, which account for 70% of emissions globally, should be at the frontline of tackling some of the most severe effects of climate change.
A look back at what the COPs have actually achieved.
The biggest issues at COP27 involve financing for low-income countries hit hard by climate change. A former World Bank official describes some promising signs she’s starting to see.
COP conferences broadly provide a platform for the negotiation of international climate change agreements.
A new biodiversity index captures the climate risk for nearly 25,000 marine species and their ecosystems and lays the groundwork for climate-smart approaches to management and conservation.
When it comes to emissions reduction, Australia needs a proper national conversation and a long-term plan. The climate change bill about to pass parliament doesn’t provide this.
Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable to hot conditions. They have a limited ability to control their body temperature.
India’s international climate pledge could set the tone for other emerging economies for a decade.
Most claiming to be compatible with the climate agreement show a strong continuing reliance on natural gas and coal.
The public would be kept up to date on progress towards meeting Australia’s 43% emissions reduction target with an annual ministerial statement and oversight by the Climate Change Authority
Species will endure intolerable conditions long after the global average temperature stabilises.
Australia needs an honest reckoning with the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long hold over Australian politics. Without that, we cannot shift to a principled stand against ceaseless expansion.
Companies are buying renewable energy certificates to meet their emissions targets, but new research suggests that the bulk of these purchases do not lead to actual emission reductions.
The war in Ukraine threatens to turn back the clock on Russia’s climate progress, with some calling on the country to leave the Paris Agreement and roll back environmental regulations.
Every tenth of a degree makes climate change significantly worse.
Managing the transition to a net-zero emissions economy must be a priority task for the next government. Our strategic and economic success depends on it.