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12 04 2021 | 14:50

Net Zero? What’s that all about?

Zero became the biggest number in the investment world last month. More than 40 more asset managers, including Vanguard and BlackRock, signed up to the Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) initiative last…

01 04 2021 | 10:03

Renewable energy growth must speed up to meet Paris goals, agency says

International Renewable Energy Agency says $131tn investment in renewables could be required over three decades. Renewable electricity production needs to grow eight times faster than the current…

29 03 2021 | 09:54

BP board wants shareholders to vote against Paris Agreement climate resolution.

LONDON (Bloomberg) --BP’s board urged shareholders to reject a climate resolution filed by Dutch activist investor Follow This, despite pledging to work with the group last year to draft such a…

15 03 2021 | 11:15

UNFCCC: Climate commitments ‘not on track’ to meet Pairs Agreement Goals.

The UNFCCC has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the …

04 03 2021 | 07:27

CO2 emissions: nations' pledges 'far away' from Paris target, says UN.

Secretary general António Guterres says first assessment of promises amounts to ‘red alert for our planet’. The first assessment of countries’ pledges to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in the…

27 02 2021 | 08:58

UNFCC: NDC Synthesis Report

Bonn / New York, 26 February 2021 – UN Climate Change today publis

26 02 2021 | 09:52

US rejoins Paris climate accord with warning: this year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’.

John Kerry made remark as US officially returned to climate agreement on Friday, 107 days after it left under Donald Trump. The US has marked its return to the Paris agreement by urging countries to…

18 02 2021 | 10:19

Bill Gates admits flying private jet to Paris Accords in new book on how to tackle climate crisis

Billionaire admits his lifestyle makes him ‘imperfect messenger’ on climate crisis Bill Gates has admitted flying on a privet jet to the Paris Accords in his new book on how to tackle the climate…

15 02 2021 | 12:52

Carbon emission cuts need to be 80% more ambitious to meet Paris Agreement targets: Study

Carbon emission cuts need to be about 80 per cent more ambitious to stay below 2 degree Celsius global warming -- considered a threshold for climate stability and climate-related risks such as…

08 02 2021 | 15:04

Reentering The Paris Agreement: Choose Efficiency.

There’s something about Paris. There’s something about Paris. Withdrawing the United States from the landmark international climate accord was one of President Donald Trump’s first actions when he…

03 02 2021 | 08:56

MPs urge Bank of England to align corporate bonds with goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has written to the Bank of England to urge it to demonstrate continued leadership on climate change. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has written to…

29 01 2021 | 09:49

Schumer calls on Biden to declare climate crisis a national emergency: ‘Trump used this for a stupid wall’

'Trump used this emergency for a stupid wall, which wasn't an emergency. But if there ever was an emergency, climate is one,' Mr Schumer said. Newly-minted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says…

29 01 2021 | 09:29

World leaders shine spotlight on ‘neglected’ topic of climate adaptation at summit.

Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau among leaders to attend first global summit focused on adapting to climate crisis World leaders met at a virtual summit on Monday to discuss the…

27 01 2021 | 09:07

John Kerry commits US to climate crisis fight but warns world is way off pace.

Joe Biden’s new climate envoy says: ‘All nations must raise ambition together – or we will all fail, together’ The world is lagging behind the pace of change needed to avert catastrophic impacts…

26 01 2021 | 11:02

Why the US rejoining the Paris climate accord matters at home and abroad — 5 scholars explain.

The United States helped bring the world into the Paris climate accord, the groundbreaking global agreement reached in 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to slow climate change.…

26 01 2021 | 07:38

UN Secretary-General warmly welcomes US steps to rejoin Paris Agreement on Climate Change .

Statement by the Secretary-General – on US steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change  I warmly welcome President Biden’s steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and…

25 01 2021 | 17:08

Helping poorest tackle climate crisis will boost global growth, says IMF head.

Kristalina Georgieva says investing to create resilient economies is a ‘win-win-win-win’ scenario. Helping the most vulnerable people to cope with the climate crisis can boost the global economy…

23 01 2021 | 11:22

We are entering the greatest technological transition in history… and that will reshape geopolitics.

The transition currently underway from a fossil-fuel energy model to one based on renewables is surely the most important in our collective history.

20 01 2021 | 10:55

Global climate action needs trusted finance data.

An agreed system for measuring funding of green projects in poorer nations will be vital to achieving action on climate change in 2021. A fortnight before the adoption of the 2015 Paris climate…

13 01 2021 | 11:32

Climate policy and action: Citizens at the forefront.

Both the climate crisis and the Paris Agreement are pressing policymakers for effective and sustainable climate action. Still, results show that our progress towards goals agreed is not as fast nor…