Latest climate change news

Greenpeace plane crashes in Brazilian Amazon, Swedish woman killed

: A Greenpeace staff member, 29, has been killed. It is the second time in recent years the NGO has lost a plane in Brazil

EU bank to decide huge public loan to Europe’s biggest fossil fuel project

: Experts refute EU claim that 3,500km gas pipeline from Azerbaijan is necessary for energy security, amid alarm over corruption and human rights issues

Fiji announces $50m ‘climate bond’ ahead of COP23 presidency

: Prime minister Frank Bainimarama says money raised with help from the World Bank sets an example for innovative green finance to protect the vulnerable

One in seven coal power plant owners are heading for the exit

: North American and European utilities are phasing out old coal plants, Coal Swarm survey shows, as Asian companies dominate new development

US climate talks delegation to be led by under secretary Thomas Shannon

: Obama-appointed diplomat will lead the US at first climate talks since Trump’s Paris withdrawal speech, he once called climate change “one of the world’s great challenges”

Puerto Rico hurricane shows islands must have renewable energy

: As the world resumes climate talks in Bonn next month, island states will use the devastating hurricane season to fuel calls for expanded renewable energy investment

US signs G7 statement recognising climate threat to food security

: Secretary of agriculture agrees statement on global hunger, but unlike previous G7 statements a reaffirmation of the Paris climate deal was dropped

Trump stance on Paris climate deal ‘sad’, says pope

: Speaking on World Food Day, Francis said climate change was a driver of hunger and migration and the Paris climate agreement was the legal basis for the solution

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Climate Conversation

‘UN reformer’ Guterres must do more on climate change

Climate change risks are global and intersecting, so why doesn’t the UN do more to treat them that way?

Kenya’s most polluting coal plant could poison coastline

A project that will double Kenya’s carbon emissions also threatens life on a fragile coastline, but the government’s planning process has been flawed

Did limiting warming to 1.5C just get easier?

A new report has revised the ‘carbon budget’, apparently putting a 1.5C limit to warming within reach. But how useful is this measure?

Now really isn’t the best time to talk about climate change

Experience shows extreme weather is a poor catalyst for changing minds about climate change, the conversation needs to begin before times of distress

Sydney and Vancouver are fulfilling climate promises made in Paris

As national governments delay, cities around the world are committing to climate action

Indigenous peoples are dying in a global war for their lands

Ten years after the UN recognised indigenous peoples rights, they remain on the frontline, defending the biosphere on behalf of us all

Developing disasters: How cities are making hurricanes more destructive

Scientists warn of expanding “bull’s-eyes” as the US builds in parts of the country at ever-greater risk because of climate change and severe weather

Gender remains one of climate change’s great inequalities

Globally, women are more affected by climate change. Sweden’s deputy prime minister and the head of the Green Climate Fund say they must be brought into the discussion


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