At talks in Nairobi, governments could not find consensus on new global governance for SRM, including proposals for “non-use” and a UN expert panel
Britain has changed how it calculates its international climate aid, boosting its progress towards a 2026 goal without providing additional money for vulnerable countries, a review finds
A new wave of climate litigation is targeting state institutions that are still providing public finance for fossil fuels, despite pledges to turn off the funding tap
The world will need oil and gas for a few decades more – and the debate is heating up over who should get to produce and sell it
The government is relying on special cow food and green plane fuel to cut emissions – but officials warn some solutions may fall short
France has abandoned plans to phase out tax breaks on agricultural diesel in efforts to appease its increasingly disgruntled farmers
The UK is opening itself up to repeated lawsuits from foreign oil and gas firms if it passes the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill
Developed and developing countries are gearing up for heated discussions over the size of the goal and who should provide money for it
Without proper interventions anchored on the latest and best available science, even more people would be vulnerable to disastrous impacts of tremendous economic and non-economic costs.
A draft resolution aimed at creating a space for discussion on sun dimming technologies will be debated at the summit of the UN’s environment body this month
The move has sparked fears of price hikes, which would exclude poorer activists and government delegates
Their failure to agree risks delaying help for victims of climate disasters in developing countries
Analysts said Saudi Arabia’s government may be losing faith that the world wants to keep buying more of its oil
Rich nations always say they need their parliaments approval for climate finance at Cops – now is the time to start
Azerbaijan’s state oil and gas firm promises a green push but a lack of climate policies and plans to expand gas production are causing scepticism
Saudi, India and China led opposition against a proposal to link the IPCC’s assessment cycle with the global stocktake, sources told Climate Home.
‘Blended finance’ took centre stage at Cop28, with the Green Climate Fund among its supporters. But there are still major problems with the concept that must be addressed before considering any further expansion.
Ex-Im’s financing would boost fossil fuel production in the Gulf state with the construction of over 450 new oil and gas wells
The oil and gas giant offset part of its emissions with over a million credits from Chinese projects suspended because of integrity concerns
Renewable energy schemes make up four-fifths of Kyoto-era projects hoping to keep selling offsets under Article 6, sparking concerns over the credibility of the new market.
Setting finance goals without the revenues and systems to deliver on them is a recipe for disappointment – this year it must be different.
The minister Jean-Pierre Bemba bribed witnesses in his war crimes trial and holds power over the environment minister Eve Bazaiba
As Switzerland buys the first ever bilateral offsets, civil society’s analysis suggests the claimed emissions reductions from Thai buses would have happened anyway
To fund a crackdown against gang violence, Ecuador’s recently elected president Daniel Noboa suggested a moratorium on a vote to ban an Amazon oil drilling project.
The Brazilian government wants to tap forest protection funds to pave a major highway. Western donors say that goes against the fund’s rules.
Vietnam’s just energy transition partnership plan has no timeline for retiring coal, as backers offer mainly commercial loans, not grants
Samuele Landi has been convicted for bankruptcy fraud in Italy. That was no problem for the UAE firm doing forest carbon credit deals across Africa.
Non-binary and trans people have been detained and deported at Dubai airport and being gay is effectively criminalised in the UAE
The taskforce, set to be launched at Cop28, will consider the feasibility of levies on shipping, aviation, financial transactions and fossil fuels.
The Biden administration is freezing approvals of new LNG export permits as climate considerations take centre stage.
Fossil fuel fights, finance struggles, a resurgent relationship, and much more. We recap the most impactful international climate developments in 2023.
One day into overtime at Cop28, countries agreed to transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems: a first for the UN climate process
The oil and gas industry wants you to believe it can capture its emissions and keep drilling as usual. That’s no way to avert climate chaos
I am named in a Shell lawsuit against Greenpeace for trying to board their oil rig, but I won’t stop fighting their climate vandalism
My homeland of Denmark played its part in causing the climate crisis but is now phasing out fossil fuels. In Dubai, the world must follow
Could petrostate UAE be the climate summit host that lands an international agreement to exit coal, oil and gas?
Backed by the EU, Namibia has a $20 billion plan to export green hydrogen. A secretive tender process raises concerns for nature and citizens.
As the backlash against laws protecting nature intensifies across Europe, public pressure has helped push forests centre stage in Poland
The $1.8 million Centre for International Police Cooperation will be built in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus and funded by the Norwegian-backed Amazon Fund
After the UK cut short a £52m climate adaptation scheme in Malawi, vulnerable communities saw their livelihoods destroyed by Cyclone Freddy
Project owners in Cambodia and Brazil are selling carbon offsets to Uber, Marathon and ArcelorMittal despite an uptick in deforestation
Brazil’s transport ministry plans to bid for money from the Amazon Fund to pave the world’s “most sustainable highway”
Nineteen countries signed up to an India-led alliance this month to boost production of biofuels, but experts raise sustainability concerns
Transport accounts for a growing share of global emissions. The EU should lead a push for clean travel at home and internationally
Some of the world’s biggest cruise companies are claiming to be green, while continuing to use weakly regulated fossil fuels
Oil and gas companies like Shell, BP and Equinor were represented at shipping climate talks
Climate vulnerable Pacific islands struck a deal with emerging economies worried about the targets’ impact on economic development
Despite a strong push from Pacific islands, the latest draft does not improve on targets criticised as not ambitious enough
While most attention is on fossil fuels, the US is blocking progress on an adaptation playbook, a matter of life or death for many Africans
Data shows countries provided $89.6bn in 2021, but funding for adaptation declined.
Developing and developed countries are wrangling over whether finance should be included in an adaptation framework to be approved at Cop28
Argentina’s southern city of Sierra Grande started public hearings for a shipping terminal to export from Vaca Muerta, the world’s second largest shale gas reserve
Despite Beijing’s sponge city project, the capital was overwhelmed by recent floods with dozens dying and a new “sponge airport” shut down
Economic models have ignored tipping points, rainfall changes and indoor work, leading them to under-estimate climate change’s economic damage
A dozen countries want to officially debate for the first time in history the possibility to halt deep-sea mining, but have faced opposition from China and the island-nation of Nauru.