In response to a global stocktake report, ministers will debate collective goals such as phasing out fossil fuels by 2040
Sultan Al Jaber urged governments to update their national climate targets by September. Not one heeded the call
A finance tool to shut down Asian coal plants up to a decade early will swing into action “soon”, says Asian Development Bank climate envoy
Five environmentalists have been jailed in the last two years, while the government works on a clean energy partnership with rich nations
Some of the world’s biggest cruise companies are claiming to be green, while continuing to use weakly regulated fossil fuels
Brazil’s transport ministry plans to bid for money from the Amazon Fund to pave the world’s “most sustainable highway”
On the sidelines of the UN general assembly, rich and poor countries were divided on how to deliver funds to victims of the climate crisis
The case, to be heard in the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday, could change the way states are held accountable for climate harms
While “ambitious” countries made few new announcements, the US, China, India and the UK had not offered enough to even sit in the room
In a relatively low powered year for climate leadership, a handful of government, climate finance and corporate initiatives are worth noting
Only five of the G20 major economies made the cut for Antonio Guterres’ Climate Ambition Summit in New York, despite pressure from big powers
Small island states have asked the world’s maritime tribunal to clarify state obligations on climate change, which could be influential for other courts.
The UN Global Stocktake report calls on governments to scale up renewable energy and phase out all “unabated” fossil fuels.
Peer-reviewed research by Climate Central found 98% of people worldwide experienced temperatures heightened by climate pollution June-August
The US, Germany and Italy have been accused of backsliding on a Glasgow promise to end public subsidies to fossil fuel projects overseas
The UN’s flagship global climate fund looks likely to have to rein in its ambition, after France announced just a 4% boost in its contribution.
Data won’t be confirmed until 2025 and developing countries say the rich world must make up for earlier shortfalls from the target
The European Union is using taxes on pollution to fund a gas pipeline in Romania, claiming it will reduce emissions compared to coal
A joint statement forming the basis of Africa’s negotiating position for Cop28 is silent on the role of oil and gas
An Emirati coalition has announced a $450 million commitment to buy carbon credits generated in Africa but critics called offsets a “risky diversion”
Debt-for-nature and debt-for-climate swaps are becoming more common, with Ecuador’s recent $1.6bn deal the biggest yet. How do they work?
The US wants extra seats for major donors to the fund on top of developed country representation, sparking accusations of “double counting”
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
Around 60% of voters said oil reserves in the Yasuní National Park should be left in the ground in binding vote
The Energy Charter Treaty, which Spain is trying to leave, protects investments in fossil fuels and in renewables
The Green Climate Fund suspended a $117 million forest conservation project in Nicaragua over escalating violence against indigenous people.
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
As Morocco faces increasingly extreme temperatures, indigenous communities in the country’s southeast suffer the brunt of the climate crisis
The Russian government has clamped down on environmental organisations who they say are a threat to their economic security
Nineteen countries signed up to an India-led alliance this month to boost production of biofuels, but experts raise sustainability concerns
Masses of people will take to the streets in 650 events around the world this weekend, to call for a phaseout of coal, oil and gas
There is a vicious cycle between fossil fuel reliance and debt, which helps explain why so many oil exporters are heavily indebted
The world’s largest economies agreed to push for a tripling of renewable energy capacity by 2030, but made no progress on oil and gas phaseout
Projects in India linked to Enking, the self-proclaimed world’s largest carbon credits producer, have vastly overestimated climate benefits
The Slovakian will replace Frans Timmermans as the EU’s lead on climate, at home and abroad
Known internationally as one of Africa’s climate champions, President Ruto faces a legal challenge over plans to restart commercial forestry
The new fund aims to be the primary tool to implement the Kunming-Montreal deal and deliver $200 billion a year to nature protection initiatives
Bolivia wants to chop down trees to grow soy, beef and palm oil while Venezuela is unwilling or unable to restrain illegal gold mining
The Belem Declaration echoes growing discontent with a new law prohibiting firms from importing goods linked to deforestation
Data from the Indonesian government suggests efforts to restore peatlands, a key part of the country’s climate strategy, do not match government claims.
Eight South American nations agreed on a list of joint actions to protect the Amazon rainforest, but failed to mention a long-awaited target to halt deforestation.
Oil and gas companies like Shell, BP and Equinor were represented at shipping climate talks
The EU’s interpretation of a global renewables target is less ambitious than the Cop28 presidency’s and incompatible with the Paris agreement
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
A draft agreement, which is subject to change, would target net zero near 2050 and set goals for 2030 and 2040
Brazil, Argentina and others have opposed a levy on global shipping emissions at behind-closed-door talks in London
The US’s treasury secretary would not commit to backing a shipping tax and the US was not on a list of 22 countries who support the measure.
Dimming the sun could “complement” emissions cuts, says panel of leaders, while acknowledging concerns about the risks
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.
With climate devastation growing, we can’t keep sidelining climate adaptation at governments’ climate talks
Information about projects to help adapt to climate change is scattered, hard-to-find and incomplete, making keeping track of them impossible
Joe Biden urged leaders of major emitting economies to step up efforts to roll out zero-emission vehicles, cut methane emissions and deploy carbon capture technologies