COMMENT: The UK’s leading left-wing party has sound plans for the climate, argues Stephen Tindale, but should reject airport expansion
ANALYSIS: Launched to great fanfare in Fortaleza, opinion is mixed on whether the emerging economy fund will be a force for good
New centre-right government takes charge of climate progressive country, but questions remain over commitment to cutting domestic emissions
Foreign Minister’s meeting in London arrange additional brainstorming session for officials to evaluate risks
Negotiators from the Alliance of Small Island States warn that COP18 will be deemed a failure if countries do not up their ambition levels to 2020.
If British politicians treat their own climate targets like a joke, what hopes are there for an effective global binding emissions deal?
Key climate negotiations start on Monday 15 May – but analysis shows positions have not changed since end of COP17 in Durban.
US and Saudi Arabia want a bottom-up deal focused on recycling, while a “high ambition coalition” wants top-down curbs on plastic production
In a mini revival of the Paris “high ambition coalition”, developed and developing countries commit to voluntary carbon offsetting scheme
NEWS: Secretary of state announces funds to protect world’s poor from global warming impacts will rise to $800 million, as part of ‘high ambition coalition’ at COP21 negotiations
For a quarter-century, fossil fuels were absent from Cop climate agreements – so how had they become so ubiquitous at Cop28?
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Could petrostate UAE be the climate summit host that lands an international agreement to exit coal, oil and gas?
Betts was the EU’s chief negotiator when the Paris Agreement was signed. He has died a year after being diagnosed with cancer.
Countries are considering a global target to curb plastic production, not just focus on recycling as the industry wants
In an open letter to the G20, climate ministers from 14 countries outline key actions ahead of COP28, including a fossil fuel phase out.
While the EU and African countries push for production cuts, major nations like the US and Saudi Arabia focus instead on recycling and waste disposal
After an avalanche of climate pledges last year, 2022 was when governments and corporations started to grapple with implementation