Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.
Humanity can still limit global warming to 1.5°C this century. But political action will determine whether it actually does. Conflating the two questions amounts to dangerous, misplaced punditry.
The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. But the federal government can do more to ensure an orderly transition to renewables – avoiding price spikes and supporting workers.
Even if every country meets its commitments, the world will still be on track to warm by more than 3 degrees Celsius this century, a new UNEP report shows.
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Bold visions for slowing global warming have emerged from all over the world. What’s not clear is how countries will meet them.
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New Zealand’s climate policy is largely copied from other countries, and when judged against objectives such as the 1.5°C target, its actions remain inadequate.
If agricultural land was used to grow crops, it would limit methane emissions from livestock, but not store a substantial amount of carbon. Growing trees is what makes the difference.
The choices we make now will define Canada’s — and the world’s — future.
The oil and gas industry was in trouble before the pandemic hit, but now it faces potential collapse. A majority of Canadians want the federal government to invest in a ‘green recovery.’
Copenhagen hosts the C40.
Cities represent an increasingly powerful force in global politics – but they’re still constrained by the agendas of slow-acting states.
During the Pliocene, up to one third of Antarctica’s ice sheet melted, causing sea-level rise of 20 metres.
New research shows that warming by more than 2°C could be a tipping point for Antarctica’s ice sheets, resulting in widespread meltdown and changes to the world’s shorelines for centuries to come.
Is the UN’s climate process fit for purpose?
The history of the UNFCCC shapes what is and isn’t possible today.
Are veggie burgers the way of the future?
We don’t know enough about the carbon footprint of vegan foods, and that needs to change.
Farming emits greenhouse gases, but the land can also store them.
The world has no hope of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement without seriously reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry and land clearing.
Delegates at the closing ceremony of the Katowice climate talks.
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Three years after the Paris Agreement, negotiators have finally agreed (most of) the rules for its implementation. But there is still no way to compel countries to deepen their climate ambitions.
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We may only have 12 years to stop climate change and the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015 seems more in doubt than ever. What can we hope to come out of COP24?
The Spodek complex in Katowice, Poland, will host this year’s UN climate summit.
As leaders and negotiators head to Katowice, Poland for this year’s round of UN climate talks, it is clear that there is still much work to be done to meet the goals set in Paris three years ago.
Dairy and livestock farming will not be viable over much of the subcontinent at the current rate of warming.
Staying below 1.5°C will require urgent, deep and radical changes in almost every aspect of our lives.
South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power as seen at Cape Town’s Koeberg plant.
Nuclear energy should be a possibility for African countries.
It would be in Africa’s best interests to limit a rise in global temperature.
Keeping global warming to 1.5°C could significantly decrease the frequency of extreme climate events across Africa.
Other countries have carbon budgets. Why not Canada?
Canada has made strides, but we’re still far from being a climate leader. Budgeting our emissions would help bring us to the front of the pack.
The UN’s climate headquarters in Bonn will host this year’s summit, despite Fiji chairing the talks.
Another round of UN climate negotiations kicks off in Bonn this month. With a Trump-shaped cloud hanging over the Paris Agreement, what approach can we expect Australia to adopt this time around?