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U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, had front-row seats at COP28’s final session. Kiara Worth/UN Climate Change via Flickr,

Why the COP28 climate summit mattered, and what to watch for in 2024

The UN climate conference brought some progress. A former UN official who has been involved in international climate policy for years explains what has to happen now for that progress to pay off.
President of Kenya William Ruto (C) surrounded by other African leaders at the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi. Photo by Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images

Climate action for Africa in 2023: three big developments

There were three important moments in Africa this year which highlight a mix of progress, priorities and potential pitfalls in the fight against climate change.
A wildfire during hot, dry conditions in August 2023 destroyed Lahaina, Hawaii, and devastated Maui’s tourism industry – the heart of its economy. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Why the Fed should treat climate change’s $150B economic toll like other national crises it’s helped fight

Fed Chair Jerome Powell bristles at talk of managing climate change, but the damage it is doing the US economy is hard to ignore, as the latest National Climate Assessment shows.
South Africa’s renewable energy programme a game of hits and misses Gettyimages, Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

South Africa and renewable energy: a 12-year-old programme offers insights for countries moving to cleaner power sources

South Africa’s experience with renewable energy procurement provides valuable insights – what to do and what not to do – about management of the climate transition.

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