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.
Most claiming to be compatible with the climate agreement show a strong continuing reliance on natural gas and coal.
The press releases sound promising, but the negotiations have a long way to go. Here’s what’s ahead at the midpoint of the COP26 climate talks.
Banks are making inroads with investments, but that’s only one third of their activity.
The world isn’t on track to avoid dangerous climate change, and this year’s climate conference, COP26, is crucial, a former senior UN official writes.
A former UN adviser explains what happens at climate summits like COP26 and why people fear this one won’t meet its goals.
A growing number of countries and companies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. But there’s a catch – they still plan to keep emitting greenhouse gases.
Energy and climate policies aren’t always headed in the same direction, but if they work together they can tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time.
The fact that nearly half the world’s population is still struggling to escape poverty while global temperatures hurtle upward is not a coincidence.
A report from top energy analysts warns that to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, investment in new unabated coal plant projects should stop now.
The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the climate at the same time.
Two energy and climate policy experts take a closer look at the Leaders Summit on Climate, the US pledge and today’s industrial reality.
The genius of the Paris climate agreement was getting major oil producing countries to agree to a target, but they still have widely different views of energy’s future.
By continuing to privilege economic growth over environmental and social sustainability, we are taking huge risks with our future.
The US is formally back in the Paris climate agreement as of today. As one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, it has a lot of work to do, with food security, health and safety at stake.
An appeals court described the EPA’s effort as ‘a series of tortured misreadings’ of US law.
Bold visions for slowing global warming have emerged from all over the world. What’s not clear is how countries will meet them.
Over US$12 trillion of COVID-19 relief has been promised. If a small portion was put toward economy-boosting green investments, the world could get on track to avoid the worst of climate change.
A precedent set at the industry’s outset has dominated efforts to reform aviation.
From healthcare, to the environment, immigration and racial justice, which areas of Barack Obama’s legacy were the most vulnerable – and most resilient – during Donald Trump’s first term?