Obama warns Trump against quitting Paris climate deal

Writing in the journal Science, outgoing US president tells his successor that scrapping the UN’s 2015 climate pact would lead to economic and diplomatic harm

Why India’s waste pickers are key to a fair climate deal

Low-carbon measures could increase urban poverty if a clean transition is not carefully managed, research from IIED suggests

Our climate heroes of 2016

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

2016: the year climate change came home

During the hottest year on record, Karl Mathiesen travelled to Tasmania and found his home irreparably changed

2016 mapped: around the world in top climate stories

Look back on a year of weird weather and clean energy breakthroughs around the world

Let climate sceptics have their moment – it will not last

President-elect Donald Trump heralds a new age of climate doubters, but can this army backed by fossil fuel companies hold off reality in 2017?

Mark Carney, the unlikely climate champion

Former Goldman Sachs banker is calmly, steadily steering the financial sector in a greener direction

Dear Green Climate Fund board, Samoa needs you to deliver

This week’s meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in the Samoan capital Apia – here the country’s ambassador to the UN outlines his hopes


Comment & Analysis

Gore, DiCaprio and the media: tools in Trump’s climate deception

Meetings with Gore and DiCaprio acted as a smokescreen while Trump prepared to appoint EPA chief who will tear up US climate policy

Did Marrakech climate talks deliver for world’s poorest?

Lead envoy of Least Developed Countries bloc and chief advisor assess whether the COP22 talks last month offer hope dangerous warming will be stopped

Why the UN’s Green Climate Fund is not fit for purpose

We need to recognise that adaptation to climate change is a new activity for which there is no real pre-existing “expertise” available – it’s time the GCF recognised this

Brazil needs new coalitions to halt forest clearance surge

The latest data confirms an increase in tree-cutting, including in the most valuable carbon-rich areas of Amazon rainforest

EU climate chief: we need to be deal makers

Climate Commissioner makes case for new energy package, arguing it will boost clean energy, security and hand more power to consumers

As envoys bicker, it’s time to focus on real climate action

Countries have two years of arguing over the fine-print of the Paris climate deal ahead of them: it’s time to focus on what’s happening in the real world

Art of the deal: how Trump can win by playing climate game

If Trump’s goal is to do good for American workers by promoting US interests, a decision to quit the new global climate regime would be misguided

Cash is needed to tackle damages from climate impacts

The Paris Agreement is a great diplomatic win, but it still needs to be made to work for the poorest and most vulnerable

Comment & Analysis


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

Spiral-tastic: Climate change in three animations

These mesmerising climate visuals tell the story of how emissions have stoked global warming since 1850

India’s energy revolution accelerates, as solar costs near coal

Recent energy auctions suggest solar prices are falling fast in India, but we need to see whether these projects are actually delivered on time, at such low prices

Still time to salvage husky-hugging legacy, Cameron told

WWF reminds the UK prime minister of those good times in the Arctic ten years ago, when he promised to lead the greenest government ever

David MacKay: ‘If everyone does a little, we’ll achieve only a little’

Former top science advisor to UK climate department left a powerful legacy underlining need for facts and pragmatism to dominate energy debate



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