Small island states have asked the world’s maritime tribunal to clarify state obligations on climate change, which could be influential for other courts.
An upcoming summit on protecting the Amazon has become the focus of a Indigenous and civil society-led campaign to set up an exclusion zone for fossil fuels
The government has published a draft revised version of its climate plan, as it awaits a Supreme Court ruling on the legality of its old plan
A range of options for funding climate programmes will be discussed at the New Global Financing Pact summit in Paris tomorrow
Campaigners say the $32m loan to dairy firm Alvoar Lacteos could damage forests in Brazil
A multi-billion dollar reparations scheme has been proposed for fossil fuel companies to atone for the damage caused by their greenhouse gas emissions
Consumer watchdogs around the world are giving increasingly short shrift to offsetting-based company claims that their products are ‘carbon neutral’
The Council of Europe will discuss the right to a healthy environment at a “historic” upcoming leaders summit in Reykjavik
Japanese engineering giant Mitsubishi has announced a major investment in carbon removal technology, despite continuing to run fossil fuel power plants.
The UN’s flagship climate fund is struggling to clearly manage risks in its projects, an independent review has found, making it wary of taking on high-impact projects in developing countries
The International Finance Corporation is closing a loophole that allowed its financial clients to continue funding new coal projects
Incremental resolutions at the UN are starting to make the right to healthy environment tangible, but are running into pushback from states like the US.
The European Court of Human Rights has heard its first two lawsuits on climate change, brought against the governments of Switzerland and France.
The United Nations has ordered the International Court of Justice to advise states on their legal responsibilities on climate change, following a global initiative led by Vanuatu
While the Saudis pushed carbon capture and storage technology, Europeans fought for wind and solar to be talked up in the report.
Being recognised as partiuclarly vulnerable can help countries access climate finance and plan adaptation strategies
Five countries had loan packages approved under the IMF’s first sustainability fund, but concerns remain about whether it will boost resilience for the most vulnerable nations
Pressure is building on South Korea’s constitutional court to make a key climate change judgment, as the government prepares to publish its first carbon neutrality plan