It’s time to make polluters pay for climate damages

As science linking storms like Hurricane Florence and Super Typhoon Mangkhut to climate change strengthens, so does the case for compensating victims

Even without the Trump administration, the US is upholding the Paris Agreement

States, cities and companies alone will put the US in touching distance of its climate goals, say governor Jerry Brown and UN special envoy Michael Bloomberg

Climate action is written in the stars

As business and civic leaders meet in California, they should look to the heavens for inspiration, writes New Zealand climate change minister James Shaw

Yvo de Boer: Heads of state must intervene to fix climate process

Former UN climate chief says trust underpinning global negotiations can only be restored at the highest political level

Rich countries cannot be allowed to buy their way out of climate change

Favouring market tools over real pollution cuts in the richest countries is a recipe for climate disaster

Three things this week’s Bangkok climate talks must get right

As talks resume in Thailand, experts outline the game plan for a deal on the rules of the Paris Agreement

Heavyweight help needed at the Green Climate Fund

The UN fund has struggled with governance and urgently needs to raise new money, here are two ideas that could help it recover

Withdrawn UN advert shows why carbon offset scheme should be scrapped

The Clean Development Mechanism has a weak environmental record and creates the illusion that high-carbon lifestyles are sustainable


Comment & Analysis

We need all sectors of society to take climate action up a level

Business leaders, investors and civil society must contribute to bend the curve of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement

Kerala shows how floods are changing

Across the world, cities and communities are underprepared for the new flooding regime that climate change is ushering in

Why are German coal workers so powerful, when there are so few?

With Germany slipping from its position as a climate leader, an industry with just 20,000 jobs is dictating policy to the federal government

Three ways the global business elite is underestimating clean energy

A Financial Times reader survey found most see climate change as important, but are conservative on how fast the global energy mix can shift

The excuses are wearing thin: Eastern Europe must tackle its climate impact

The Czech Republic overtook Germany in emissions per person three years ago; it is time to stop pleading poverty and start cleaning up the region’s pollution

New Chinese-led development banks missing the point on climate

Both less than five years old, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Brics Bank are failing to back sustainable development models

The fires ravaging parts of Europe show our forest policies are failing

The death toll in Greece and suffering right up to the Arctic Circle must prompt a move to sustainable and resilient forest management

Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change

The Great Barrier Reef has become a notorious victim of climate change. But it is not the only Australian ecosystem on the brink of collapse

Comment & Analysis


Elon Musk’s disaster capitalism

The entreprenuer has made a habit of intervening in crises, particularly climate-related ones, but it’s a high wire act

Climate Home News is seeking a full-time reporter

We are expanding our award-winning team and we want a tenacious, ambitious journalist to join us in London. Applications close Monday, August 6

Climate Home News is offering two African reporting fellowships

We are looking for two African journalists to report deeply on the effects of climate change and climate science on the continent’s development

Climate Home News wins online media award

At a prestigious UK journalism awards ceremony, CHN was named best specialist or local news site of 2018, beating bigger rivals like BBC East of England

A bottle of brandy that Trump won’t leave the Paris deal. Any takers?

Trump’s US remains firmly in the Paris climate deal. Richard Black reckons that’s how it will stay and he’s prepared to put his brandy where his mouth is

One kilometre along the Arctic sea ice – my hardest ever swim

When Lewis Pugh finished his 22-minute, awareness-raising swim his hands were so frozen he hand to grip onto his photographer with his teeth

Trump schedules Paris announcement for 3pm Thursday

Join our live blog from around 2pm ET (7pm BST) for updates from the US and around the world as Trump makes his decision on the Paris accord

To save communities from rising seas, we must open our ears

As modernity creeps into Tanna, Vanuatu, climate change is just one of many new challenges. We cannot fight the former without understanding the whole



Podcast: Bangladeshi expert talks rich-poor tensions and 1.5C

On the penultimate day of UN climate talks in Paris, Saleemul Huq tells Climate Home finance is key to unlocking a strong global pact

Podcast: How climate vulnerable countries are setting the agenda in Paris

Megan Darby talks to Monica Araya, former Costa Rica negotiator and founder of think tank Nivela, about an extraordinary push for a 1.5C global warming limit at COP21

Podcast: What has happened to the UK’s energy policy?

Ed King, Business Green’s James Murray and Nick Molho from the Aldersgate Group discuss the state of low carbon planning in the UK

Podcast: climate change and the refugee crisis

PODCAST: Megan Darby is joined by Labour MP Barry Gardiner and Chatham House’s Glada Lahn to discuss global warming & migration links

The Emissions Factor podcast: Bonn climate talks review

PODCAST: Ed King is joined by Michael Jacobs, Pilita Clark plus we hear from Christiana Figueres, Laurence Tubiana and Dan Reifsnyder

The Emissions Factor Podcast: Is optimism ahead of Paris justified?

PODCAST: This week Ed King is joined by Richard Black, Farhana Yamin and Lisa Friedman – plus an interview with Connie Hedegaard