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Energy Charter Treaty exodus shows a global power shift

European governments are abandoning a treaty that has become a barrier to climate action, but legal hurdles remain

Gas is casting a long shadow over green development in Africa

At the Cop27 summit in Egypt, a dash for gas risks distracting from the support for climate resilience Africans really need

Hali Hewa episode 7: Youth talk loss and damage

Four young activists explain why loss and damage is a hot topic at Cop27 climate talks and how they are fighting for climate justice

I never got to say goodbye to my relatives, victims of climate chaos

My loss is just one of many for Africa. If we do not get justice at Cop27, I fear conflict and scarcity will escalate beyond national borders

Climate finance isn’t reaching African communities – Cop27 must fix this injustice

Indigenous peoples and local communities receive less than 1% of all climate funding despite scoring wins for people and nature

Africa’s broken food markets must be fixed to tackle hunger

A handful of large companies make big profits by controlling the food trade in Africa, while doing nothing to increase its climate resilience

Fear of farmer protests hampers methane-cutting ambition

While methane emissions from oil and gas infrastructure and landfills are seen as low-hanging fruit, governments are wary of tackling cows

Demand response: A win-win solution to climate and energy price crises

By shifting electricity demand away from peaks, customers can get cheaper bills and cleaner electricity can be prioritised

Hali Hewa episode 5: Female farmers

Sofanit Mesfin talks about her work helping female farmers in different African countries adapt to a changing climate

Public procurement can play a bigger role in greening construction

The US and Saudi Arabia have joined a coalition to decarbonise steel and cement. Governments can help by driving demand for green products

Corporate pushback against climate action is getting desperate

Our UN-backed initiative was told we could be sued for saying new coal isn’t compatible with science-based targets. We need regulatory reform

The fate of the Amazon rests on the outcome of Brazil’s election

Jair Bolsonaro dismantled social and environmental protections. Brazil’s next president must combat illegal activity and restore safeguards

When the EU and US score climate points off China, Africa suffers

Frans Timmermans and John Kerry are downplaying historic responsibility for the climate crisis. That’s a red flag for Africa

Copenhagen’s failure to meet 2025 net zero target casts doubt on other pledges

Copenhagen was the first city to launch a carbon neutrality plan in 2012, but has given up on its pledge due to a lack of CCS funding

Five priorities for a meaningful post-2025 climate finance target

The quality of climate finance is as important as the quantity to rebuild trust after rich countries failed to deliver on their $100bn by 2020 target

Pakistan floods must be a wake up call on climate action

The colossal disaster shows why rich countries must deliver on finance for loss and damage at Cop27 international climate talks

Sri Lanka food crisis has its roots in the globalisation of the 1970s

The Rajapaksa regime deserved to be banished, but today’s hunger stems from decades of choosing global markets over self-sufficiency

We got fooled again: As big oil and gas cash in, Britons crippled by energy bills

Millions of Britons are paying an exorbitant price for successive governments’ short-termist decisions that prolonged our dependence on fossil fuel

Why the US climate bill might struggle to deliver on carbon capture

Up to a fifth of emissions cuts from the Inflation Reduction Act are expected to come from carbon capture technologies, but there are major hurdles

The problem with The Bahamas’ blue carbon market plans

Caribbean nations need rich countries to pay their fair share of climate finance, not market measures that let polluters off the hook

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