Opinion

Calling China’s carbon market ‘ambitious’ shows how low the bar has fallen

China is planning the world’s biggest carbon market, but with little detail given for its design, praise for the scheme is premature

‘Nobody wants to be part of a dying culture’: Reddit on the end of coal

Donald Trump wants to revive the coal industry. But Redditors from declining US coal towns say their families need a future rather than a return to the past

End of coal: Failure to see it coming will hurt miners most

History shows governments that don’t anticipate and make provisions for the decline of coal burden communities for generations

Australia: new climate policy, same old politics

A major review of Australian climate policy has been compromised by the malignant politics that has sent Australia to the back of the international pack

US cities and states back Paris deal but ignore climate finance

Several US states and cities have committed to cut emissions despite president Trump, but only Seattle remembered cash commitments to the developing world

FORE! Trump’s Paris speech was an awful mishit

The golf-loving president says he will pull the US from the Paris agreement. The UN’s renewable energy chief explains why that’s dumb in terms he’d understand

Where is the most vulnerable country to climate change?

Vast, dry and poor, Chad is more susceptible to climate change than any other country

Multi-faith leaders target Pruitt with G7 call to respect creation

Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists have issued a plea to the G7 environment ministers to act faster on climate change

Opinion

Comment & Analysis

Adani’s Australian mine green light can’t change economics of coal

The ‘final investment decision’ taken by Adani this week leaves many near and long term questions unanswered about the project’s viability

Trump hasn’t actually left the Paris climate deal. Not yet

Despite the headlines and Donald Trump’s rhetoric, the official US position remains unchanged and where things go from here are unclear

EU-China: New ‘climate leaders’ are also enamoured of fossil fuels

Gas imports to Europe from the US and massive future coal burning in China undermine the rhetoric of the world’s new self-proclaimed climate spearheads

EU-China climate statement is a manifesto for a new global order

The ten-page document affirms, in extraordinarily strong language, that the EU and China intend to make the US irrelevant

Environmental protections are under siege across the world

Not only in the US, the laws that safeguard the global commons are being watered down or washed away

Pope’s climate essay won’t convince Trump, it didn’t even work on Catholics

Pope’s encyclical on climate change appealed to liberals, but conservative Catholics were driven away by the values it invoked

US manufacturers offshore pollution to developing countries

Firms found to be improving their own environmental performance by moving more-polluting activities overseas, where regulations are more lax

Acts of God: why secular climate projects fail in the Pacific

For communities in many poorer countries, including in the Pacific Islands, the most influential messages engage with people’s spiritual beliefs and involve religious leaders

Comment & Analysis

Blog

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

Your views: climate hope in the Trump era

Email subscribers are keeping up the positive vibes with a focus on state and community-level efforts, while staying connected

Our climate heroes of 2016

Climate Home writers pick some of the defiant optimists they came across in 2016

7 things you missed at COP22 while Trump hogged the headlines

It was a ‘uuugggggee story. But while the media reacted in horror, the world – soon to be renamed Planet Trump – and the COP22 climate talks kept turning

Arctic faces ‘boom’ in shipping as ice melts

The luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity is embarking on an historic voyage through the Arctic, and it’s likely to herald a surge in similar trips say experts at ICCT

Why post-Brexit UK can be a climate champion

Ex No.10 advisor says Brussels has held back British climate ambitions: without its oppressive regulations carbon emissions can fall further and faster

Global warming hit 1.46C in March as records fall

Planet set for fifth successive warming year with average 1.21C temperature rises above 1850-1900 levels, a big increase on the 1.06C warming in 2015

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Podcast

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

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