War, famine and an energy crunch are affecting the world’s response to climate change, but there are reasons for optimism.
A global treaty on plastic pollution must incentivize a take-make-reuse waste management system and include quantitative targets based on geography-specific emissions.
Strengthen commitments to reduce emissions by 2030, redouble efforts to raise climate finance and junk fossil fuel subsidies.
Loss and damage – the three words which define the COP26 Glasgow summit’s disappointing outcome.
COP26 saw incremental progress but not the breakthrough moment needed.
Uncertainty about carbon market rules will be problematic for New Zealand, given its reliance on overseas carbon trading to meet its new climate pledge.
In Paris, the French drafted ambitious texts and dared the biggest emitters to oppose it. In Glasgow, it’s the least developed countries which will have to do the most work.
Climate justice is about both where emissions come from and who suffers the consequences.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the UN climate summit in Glasgow, catch up here.
Pacific nations look to New Zealand for climate leadership. It has enshrined carbon neutrality by 2050 and a 1.5℃ target in law, but, so far, emissions have continued to rise.
A former UN adviser explains what happens at climate summits like COP26 and why people fear this one won’t meet its goals.
Publicly, companies have been paying more attention to social and environmental issues, but their priority remains profit. Climate change is forcing an evolution, a business strategy expert writes.
Countries are expected to commit to more ambitious targets for 2030, but how they will achieve them is still up for debate.
These international climate assessments are used by governments worldwide as they weigh future risks and climate policies.
The IPCC’s review process is among the most exhaustive for any scientific process. Each report generates thousands of comments from hundreds of reviewers across a range of scientific perspectives.
Discord and doubt are the last things the world needs at this critical moment.
The coronavirus pandemic caused the UN’s annual climate conference to be postponed by a year, but it was also responsible for a drop in carbon emissions. Is it enough and will it last?
If we had not altered the composition of the atmosphere at all through emitting greenhouse gases, particulate matter and ozone-destroying chemicals, the average temperature would have remained stable.
Activists wanted nations to make bigger climate commitments at the Madrid COP-25 meeting, but the meeting’s real goal was agreeing on rules for pricing carbon pollution.
The problems of climate change are not only problems of science and technology. They are also moral, ethical and spiritual problems about how we live our lives.