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28 11 2020 | 08:17

A youth group helped Biden win. Now they want him to fix climate crisis.

The Sunrise Movement helped reach 3.5m voters in swing states and are determined to hold the president-elect to his promises. Joe Biden will have to navigate a path for the most ambitious climate…

28 11 2020 | 08:09

Boris Johnson outlines his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

The UK Prime Minister has set out his ambitious ten point plan for a green industrial revolution which claims to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs. Covering clean energy, transport,…

28 11 2020 | 07:42

How Biden and Kerry could rebuild America’s global climate leadership.

John Kerry helped bring the world into the Paris climate agreement and expanded America’s reputation as a climate leader. That reputation is now in tatters, and President-elect Joe Biden is asking…

28 11 2020 | 07:21

On environmental protection, Biden’s election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies.

The Trump administration has waged what I and many other legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years.

27 11 2020 | 12:40

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity.

The Tasmania government has declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be powered entirely by renewable electricity. In a…

25 11 2020 | 06:42

Biden picks John Kerry for climate envoy on national security council.

Former state department chief under Barack Obama to return to White House to address climate emergency. President-elect Joe Biden has selected former Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as a “…

21 11 2020 | 12:11

Young Climate Leaders Launch Mock COP26 To Push for Climate Ambition

The official 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to discuss the international response to the climate crisis has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. But young people aren't letting that…

20 11 2020 | 16:50 responds to ICBC reportedly withdrawing financing from Lamu Coal Plant

Global - The Save Lamu campaign has learned that the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has decided not to finance the Lamu Coal Plant anymore, due to cited environmental and social risks…

19 11 2020 | 09:52

The Guardian view on Biden and the climate crisis: fight for net zero.

A US president who recognises the threat will make a huge difference, but environmentalists must push hard.

19 11 2020 | 09:42

Ban Ki-moon calls for leadership for a zero-emissions future at the Sustainable Innovation Forum.

At Day 1 of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors to create a healthy, resilient,…

19 11 2020 | 09:39

Suing for climate action: can the courts save us from the black hole of political inaction?

Climate litigator David Barnden had a landmark win this month against a major superannuation fund. He tells Guardian Australia he is just getting started. In the public imagination, blockbuster…

19 11 2020 | 08:59

Could climate action be the issue to bring Joe Biden and Boris Johnson together?

As the prime minister seeks to distance himself from ties to Trump, prioritising climate cooperation could be a ‘natural fit’ for both Johnson and Biden, environment analysts tell Daisy Dunne

19 11 2020 | 08:42

Biden launches transition teams of Obama alum, tech execs and activists to tackle environmental rollbacks – but Trump team refuses to work with them.

The White House has instructed senior department officials to rebuff overtures from the Biden team to get the transition process underway while Mr Trump refuses to concede, writes Louise Boyle

17 11 2020 | 16:05

Climate change: New report shows global response is failing people in greatest need.

Photo: Assam state, India, 2020/Indian Red Cross Society Geneva, 17 November 2020 – Global efforts to tackle climate change are currently failing to protect the people who are most at risk,…

16 11 2020 | 08:45

Scientists relieved as Joe Biden wins tight US presidential election.

The new president has the opportunity to reverse four years of anti-science policies — but he has a hard road ahead as he inherits a nation divided.

16 11 2020 | 08:40

World leaders use their first messages to Biden to draw attention to climate crisis.

Boris Johnson among leaders to explicitly mention climate while congratulating president-elect. Leaders from across the world have used their first messages to president-elect Joe Biden to draw…

16 11 2020 | 08:15

Pacific nations herald Biden presidency amid hope for action on climate emergency.

Optimism abounds as leaders from Fiji to Papua New Guinea welcome the new US president-elect. Joe Biden’s presidential ascension had not even been settled when Fiji’s forthright prime minister was…

16 11 2020 | 08:03

UN campaign empowers kids to take climate action and protect the planet.

Superheroes mobilize children under 12 to recycle, save water and energy

16 11 2020 | 07:46

What would a Biden victory mean for the climate crisis?

Senior figures from across the world’s major economies have come together to condemn the US after it made its official exit from the Paris Agreement, a major international treaty aimed at delivering…

16 11 2020 | 07:35

We need to talk to our kids about the climate crisis. But courage fails me when I look at my son.

Tim Flannery has been speaking about climate change for decades – but he’s finding it harder and harder to be the bearer of bad news. Being a bearer of bad news is never easy. I’ve been writing and…