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Joe Biden’s trip to Europe offers a chance for a new transatlantic climate alliance

With a US-EU summit scheduled following the G7 meeting, Biden and EU leaders have an opportunity to usher in a new era of collaboration on climate action

From Jerusalem to Glasgow, peacebuilding must address climate stressors

In many conflict zones around the world, climate change is intensifying competition for scarce natural resources, calling for a different approach to security

The EIB won’t become a climate bank until it fully stops supporting fossil fuels

The bank has committed to end fossil fuel financing by the end of the year but has handed out billions in support for companies wedded to the industry

All hands on deck! We must use online tools to make climate talks more inclusive

Digital communication is not just for pandemic times; it can empower citizens to make their voices heard in international climate negotiations

Why Denmark and Guinea are working together to tackle climate loss and damage

Solidarity and innovation are needed to provide a safety net for communities vulnerable to droughts, floods and intense storms

To meet net zero by 2050 we need a long-term vision for carbon pricing

Only about 3.8% of global emissions are covered by a carbon price above $40 a tonne – that needs to change if the world is to meet the Paris Agreement goals

Governments are overlooking a key piece in the climate puzzle: community energy

Failure to engage people in local energy projects risks slowing down the transition to a low-carbon future at a time when leaders need to speed it up

What the IEA net zero roadmap means for businesses and governments

The International Energy Agency’s guidance on net zero will inform science-based targets for business and must be reinforced by stronger government policies

Shell’s net zero plan will be judged on science, not spin

Shell’s net zero plan is better seen as a defence of its core oil and gas business, which it is planning to expand, than a genuine energy transition

Carbon removal experts support splitting “net zero” into twin targets

Net zero goals can hide as much as they reveal. In a survey of 300 experts, we found the overwhelming majority favour a more transparent approach

Can Biden forge a new social contract for the climate?

Taxing the super-rich and showing ordinary people that climate action can directly benefit them is the best way to build support for ambitious legislation

Health must be put at the heart of national climate plans

After the World Health Organization called for a green and healthy Covid recovery, health must be a priority in countries’ climate plans

It took the Suez Canal crisis to highlight the scale of the polluting shipping sector

The growing global shipping fleet is increasing the sector’s climate and environmental impacts. To rein it in, we need a global carbon price for shipping

How the shipping industry can halve climate-warming black carbon in the Arctic

Switching to cleaner shipping fuel would prevent Arctic warming and deliver an easy win for the climate

It’s time to end subsidies for burning wood from forests

Trees are worth much more to humanity alive than dead, say 500 scientists in an open letter to leaders in the EU, US and East Asia

Three ways the EU, China and US should deepen cooperation on climate in 2021

Building coalitions on green finance and carbon pricing and putting climate at the heart of diplomacy will allow the big three emitters to deliver on net zero goals

Covid-19 normalised social protection. Now apply it to the climate crisis

Almost every country rolled out measures such as cash transfers, food and sick pay to cope with coronavirus. Victims of climate shocks need the same support

The Biden-Harris administration can rebuild democracy and climate action

With strong business support and an experienced team of dealmakers, Biden inspires confidence he will deliver on his climate and environmental justice plan

Gas pipeline investment shows flaws in EU ‘climate bank’ approach

The European Climate Bank claimed its €1 billion investment in the Southern Gas Corridor was “climate neutral”, based on mistaken assumptions

Why the hydrogen bubble could burst in Europe’s face

The EU’s enthusiastic embrace of hydrogen risks undermining the clean energy transition and its newly-minted 2030 greenhouse gas target

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