France will spend €500m a year on tax credits for wind and solar power, heat pumps and batteries funded by a tax rise on carbon-intensive fuels
The Syrian regime has been accused of committing war crimes during a decade-long civil war. Western nations have criticised efforts to restore diplomatic relations.
The US has been accused of “breaking” a key climate financing commitment by approving almost $100m in support for an overseas fossil fuel project
Nguy Thi Khanh has been released a few months early from prison but two of her fellow campaigners remain in jail on tax evasion charges
A business coalition in South Africa’s energy heartland is fighting against plans to shut down coal plants.
Landlords and the right-wing have opposed an effective ban on new gas boilers and look set to at least delay the measure
Critics say a focus on just the emissions from producing oil and gas not consuming it is a distraction and that similar initatives have not worked
The Environmental Protection Agency will set limits on power plants’ emissions, forcing them to clean up or shut down
The Pope’s home state has not yet issued a climate plan, which is against the rules of the Paris Agreement it ratified last year
Ecuador will get $12 million a year to spend protecting the wildlife and habitats of the Galapagos islands, in the largest “debt for nature” deal yet
An agenda-setting gathering of climate ministers saw continuing disagreement over the need for fossil fuels phase-out and the role of technology
The UAE has backed the EU’s call to set a global target for the renewable roll-out at the Cop28 climate talks
If approved by the cabinet, India’s new electricity policy would end the construction of new coal-fired power plants after the planned 28 GW are built
Verra picked a controversial carbon credit verifier to review its new forest offset rules and critics say the changes don’t fix the problem
The pledge sets the bar for other wealthy countries and puts the fund on track for what it calls a “mid” level of ambition
The Council of Europe will discuss the right to a healthy environment at a “historic” upcoming leaders summit in Reykjavik
India and China are trying to stop the G20 setting an end-date for the use of fossil fuels, highlighting different national circumstances instead
Developed nations should have met the climate finance commitment in 2020. But they are still not there.
The UAE’s climate envoy Sultan Al-Jaber called for a “phase out of fossil fuel emissions” rather than fossil fuels
The company is looking at how to get some money back despite Gustavo Petro’s government looking to ban it from fracking in Colombia