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18 05 2021 | 07:03

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis.

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate. A third of global food production will be at risk by the end of the century if…

18 05 2021 | 06:58

African heads of states set for May 18 Paris summit on Covid and economic revival.

A dozen African leaders, several European leaders and a dozen heads of international organizations will be recieved on Tuesday by French president Emmanuel Macron for a summit on the revival of the…

11 05 2021 | 13:34

Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change.

It might seem odd to find supporters of climate action debating the merits of a concept that science shows to be essential for halting climate change, and which is accordingly embedded at the heart…

27 04 2021 | 10:24

Climate change could cost global economy $23T by 2050.

Climate change's toll on agriculture, disease and physical infrastructure, as well as redirected government spending, among other issues, could cause the global economy to lose $23 trillion, 10…

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…