Aerial photo of a power station and coal stockpile in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pitched at an initial US$8.5 billion, the partnership has the potential to be one of the largest individual climate finance transactions to date. But can a just transition be achieved?
African countries are playing their part in fighting climate change but western nations need to come to the party.
Youth environmental activists take part in a walk to demand for Climate Justice in Kenya.
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Five aspects need attention if African governments are to be able to mitigate, adapt to and manage climate change in the coming critical decade.
On March 7, 2019, demonstrators gathered outside the National Assembly in Paris. The sign above reads “Deputies, please save the climate”. The one in front reads “Fossilise the future?”
By enacting a legislative framework to achieve carbon neutrality, France and the United Kingdom are making a difference in the fight against climate change.
If climate action from every country was as inadequate as Australia’s, the world would be on track for 4°C warming.
Here’s how the coalition, Labor and the Greens stack up against the Paris targets.
Nations may soon be desperate enough about global warming to consider deliberately engineering the world’s climate.
At COP23, members of the America’s Pledge network, which brings together those involved in the fight against climate change in the United States.
With the US announcement that it would withdrawl from the Paris Accord, several American states are mobilizing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
And that’s just his hairspray.
However, the global climate regime should survive without the United States.
The Arc de Triomphe Is illuminated in green to celebrate the Paris Agreement’s entry into force.
U.S. Department of State from United States
Like president George W. Bush before him, Donald Trump made the announcement from the White House Rose Garden, showing that Republican governments have failed to learn past lessons.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has argued the US should stay in the Paris climate agreement. But for the rest of the world, a US exit is better than staying reluctantly.
If the US stays in the Paris deal but misses its targets, the deal could look like a sham. But if Trump carries out his threat to withdraw, the US veto would be gone, and other nations might step up.
BBC/Planet Earth II
Rather than opting for an apocalyptic rhetoric or messages of fear, Planet Earth employs a ‘positive’ narrative that can generate a bigger impact.
Boots on the ground, schools on high alert and more hostility toward Muslims and migrants – this is daily life for Parisians.
South Africa has a long way to go to make a fair contribution to the global goals set out under the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement marks an important step towards climate change mitigation – one in which developed and developing countries alike take action.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
What should we do about carbon?
Coal image from www.shutterstock.com
Things we know: we need a bigger climate target. Thing we don’t: how to reach it.
In the aftermath of 2012’s deadly Hurricane Sandy, New York launched a US$20 billion plan to defend the city against future storms as well as rising sea levels.
Managing the impacts of rising seas for some communities is being made more difficult by the actions of governments, homeowners – and even some well-intentioned climate adaptation experts.
Climate change is not top of countries like Greece’s agenda right now. Maybe it should be.
Christophe Petit Tesson
COP21 is an opportunity for countries like Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal to reinvent their economies along environmentally friendly and sustainable lines.
Forest fires in Indonesia may become an important issue to discuss at Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference.
Indonesia’s problematic climate plan will make it difficult for the country to achieve its target to reduce emissions.
A large solar thermal plant in Morocco will provide energy for 1m people – here’s how it will work.
Gas is the solution to some but not all our problems.
UK’s decision to close coal power plants is really a statement of the obvious, and does nothing to answer the problem of what to do afterwards.