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Health professionals urge authorities to fight pollution & unmask cities

Air pollution is driving a global public health crisis. It is responsible for one...
3rd May 17

Historic climate agreement reflects real world change, protects vulnerable people

195 countries reached across traditional divides today to unite behind the greatest moral challenge...
9th Feb 17

World celebrates Pope’s words as faith groups shift into action

The world is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on ecology,...
9th Feb 17

Air pollution deaths exposed as cities step up to save lives

India and China’s continued use of coal is causing an additional 1.6 million deaths...
9th Feb 17

Brexit: No excuse to ‘go back to year zero’ on climate

As the UK’s vote to leave the European Union sends shockwaves across the world,...
24th Jun 16

Climate’s coral killers move in swiftly

Worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures...
23rd Jun 16

World celebrates Pope’s words as faith groups shift into action

The world is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on ecology,...
17th Jun 16

Brexit costs to be counted in health & climate impacts

The UK public will head to the polls next week, in a “climate referendum”...
15th Jun 16

Arctic melting feeds on itself

Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will...
13th Jun 16

New India-US partnership sends “jolt of momentum” to global climate deal

The US and India have signalled their intent to “forge ahead” with climate action,...
8th Jun 16

Australia’s ‘stormageddon’ shows glimpse of new normal in warming world

If the brutal bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was not enough to bring...
6th Jun 16

Climate impacts laid bare as Europe’s flood waters ease

As Europe reels from flooding, which submerged streets, closed schools and saw thousands evacuated,...
6th Jun 16

Global renewables boom, but is Europe reaping the benefits?

Renewable energy is booming as 2015 saw new sources coming online at a faster...
1st Jun 16

Renewable renaissance on the horizon for Canada as it seeks to revamp its economy

Canada’s energy industry is poised to join the rest of the world in weaning...
1st Jun 16

Australian Govt caught in “Soviet style” scrubbing of climate risks from UN report

The Australian Government resorted to extraordinary “Soviet style” tactics to dodge international scrutiny for...
1st Jun 16

G7 host Japan goes rogue on coal as renewable jobs buck global trend

Japan, host of this week’s G7 summit, is isolated before the meeting has even...
26th May 16

Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale

Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German...
26th May 16

The ‘fight goes on’ as UK ends 5-year fracking hiatus

Fracking could soon take place in the UK, following a five-year hiatus, as North...
26th May 16

Cape Grim climate milestone underscores need for urgent action

The burden fossil fuels are putting on the planet is again in the spotlight,...
19th May 16

300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift

More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries...
19th May 16

Brazil prepares to roll back green laws

Amidst the turmoil of the presidential impeachment process, members of Brazil’s Congress are set...
12th May 16

Searing heat may spark climate exodus

Temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa could reach unbearably high levels that...
12th May 16

Fort McMurray wildfire: The climate connection

As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that...
10th May 16

Zombie fossil firms go for the jugular in dirty fightback

After months of silence following the huge blow delivered by the Paris Agreement, the...
6th May 16

Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community

More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray,...
4th May 16

UK coal battle heads to Wales as fossil fuel fight goes global

In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with...
3rd May 16

Reality of climate change sinks in across US party lines, say researchers

The tides have shifted among conservative voters, as new research suggests that half of...
29th Apr 16

Vulnerable countries suffer as heat epidemics hit worker health and productivity

Rising temperatures are already hitting the global workforce, and failing to tackle climate could...
28th Apr 16

Biodiesel not a solution to EU emissions, warns NGO

Long touted as a way to decarbonise the EU’s transport sector, new analysis from...
27th Apr 16

Climate brings hard times for tea yields

Research in China shows that the changing monsoon pattern in East Asia and heavier...
25th Apr 16

Paris signing ceremony marks milestone in journey towards fossil free future

As the world’s record warming streak moves into its 11th month, and climate impacts,...
22nd Apr 16

Climate warning: Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists...
21st Apr 16

Amid Brazil’s energy corruption claims, Euro firms eye Amazon mega-dam

While the Brazilian government fights for its political survival, European companies risk being caught...
19th Apr 16

Swedish government under pressure to end Vattenfall’s ‘dirty’ coal deal

The Swedish government is in the spotlight today with calls for it to stop...
18th Apr 16

Climate threat to vulnerable islands

Computer blind spot hides dangers of drought as climate change bites for millions of...
18th Apr 16

BP faces pressure over climate hypocrisy

BP is under pressure over its increasingly climate hypocrisy with the British Museum being...
14th Apr 16

Call for Saudis to be a solar power

Saudi Arabia says it plans to be less dependent on oil revenues in future...
13th Apr 16

World’s largest private coal company files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
13th Apr 16

Countries urged to turn Paris promises into action, ratify swiftly

As many nations make calls for the swift ratification of the Paris Agreement, the...
12th Apr 16

Drought-hit California feels pressure

Scientists say that storms carrying desperately-needed water to California are being diverted by a...
11th Apr 16

Energy East ‘threatens’ drinking water for millions of Canadians

A proposed TransCanada pipeline could contaminate the drinking water sources for up to five...
8th Apr 16

Global wealth faces higher climate risk

Limiting emissions to ensure the internationally-agreed 2°C temperature rise is not exceeded could still...
7th Apr 16

White House weighs in on health risks of climate change

Evidence of the health risks of climate change is stronger than ever, according to...
6th Apr 16

Coal plant closures becoming the new normal for Europe?

The downward spiral for Europe’s coal industry continued this week, with Belgium becoming the...
5th Apr 16

Antarctic ice melt may be happening faster than feared

Scientists in the US predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues...
4th Apr 16

Health benefits surge as US clean tech soars

As renewable jobs skyrocket in the US, so do their immense health benefits, according...
1st Apr 16

Bleak outlook for coal as UK closes three plants

The UK has put the world another step closer to ridding itself of coal...
31st Mar 16

Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

For the second year in succession, scientists report that the extent of the sea...
30th Mar 16

Are Australian taxpayers to fund Adani’s zombie coal project?

With over dozen financial institutions essentially ruling out funding Indian coal conglomerate Adani’s Carmichael...
30th Mar 16

Asia loses its appetite for coal

Many hundreds of planned coal-fired power plants in Asia will probably be shelved as...
29th Mar 16

US faces floods of climate refugees

New research warns that more than 13 million American citizens could be at risk...
23rd Mar 16

Germany on the brink of 95% emission reductions target

Germany could soon be a step closer to implementing the December’s historic Paris climate...
22nd Mar 16

Emissions standstill boosts Paris hopes

The link between global economic growth and emissions growth has been further weakened as...
21st Mar 16

Coal pollution costs Western Balkans dear

Heavy pollution from coal-fired power stations results in Serbia losing a third of its...
17th Mar 16

China goes big on clean energy in latest Five-Year Plan

For the first time ever, China will cap its total primary energy consumption, and...
17th Mar 16

Coal’s demise paves way for renewable-friendly future

As fortunes continue to fade for coal, new beginnings are on the horizon for...
16th Mar 16

Two steps forward, one step back: UK touts zero carbon future but backs fossils

Less than a week after it took a historic first step towards enshrining the...
16th Mar 16

Another climate warning: February smashes heat records

The world’s recent run of record-breaking temperatures continued into February, smashing previous monthly records...
15th Mar 16

Obama and Trudeau join forces to move their countries ahead of the climate curve

The US and Canada have taken strong strides towards creating a low carbon economy,...
11th Mar 16

Electric car sales are powering ahead

Improved technology and falling costs are moving electric car sales into the fast lane...
9th Mar 16

Greenland’s darkening ice is melting faster

A dusty film of pollution is muting the reflective whiteness of Greenland’s pristine icecap...
9th Mar 16

EU Commission softens climate stance, all eyes turn to leaders

As EU environment ministers offer their support for more ambitious emission reductions, the Commission...
8th Mar 16

Warming means unfair share for poor

As temperatures rise with climate change, the Earth’s natural capital will change too −...
7th Mar 16

Solar power poised to claim top spot for new energy in the US

As fortunes fade for fossil fuels, solar power is on it’s way to becoming...
4th Mar 16

Tributes pour in for murdered activist Berta Cáceres

Tributes are being paid across the world, today, for Honduran indigenous and environmental right...
4th Mar 16

EU under fire for ignoring Paris and backing gas

As the European Commission is accused of “pretending Paris didn’t happen”, new analysis warns...
3rd Mar 16

Acid test shows real threat to coral reefs

A pioneering experiment on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has revealed clear evidence that coral...
2nd Mar 16

Bleak outlook for coal as China befriends renewables

China’s transition towards a renewable energy future is picking up pace, as the country...
1st Mar 16

Cold light shines on Paris climate pledges

New research finds signs that many countries are making serious attempts to stick to...
29th Feb 16

Brexit: What does it mean for climate and energy?

On 23 June, the British people will go to the polls to decide whether...
26th Feb 16

Heathrow 13 narrowly escape jail over airport expansion protest

Thirteen protesters who chained themselves to London Heathrow’s northern runway to oppose airport expansion...
24th Feb 16

Cyclone Winston a rallying cry for countries to ratify Paris deal

As Fiji reels from the strongest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, leaders...
23rd Feb 16

Sea level rise happening faster than anytime in nearly 3,000 years

Geological data reveals that humans have contributed to rising sea levels since the Bronze...
23rd Feb 16

Fall in rain hits Southeast Asia food yields

Changing climate and weather are creating severe problems for some of the world’s largest...
22nd Feb 16

BP carbon bomb in Great Australian Bight under spotlight

Disastrous plans from BP, Statoil, and Chevron to drill for oil in the incredibly...
22nd Feb 16

CSIRO climate PR disaster continues with Fair Work challenge

After weeks of domestic and international condemnation of the CSIRO’s sudden and illogical cuts...
18th Feb 16

Californians seek ‘new normal’ following methane crisis

A natural gas well that leaked over four months in California is finally under...
17th Feb 16

Fossil fuels are now a bad bet, investors told

Owning fossil fuel deposits was once like having money in the bank – but...
17th Feb 16

EU Commission’s energy security plan ‘blind to renewables’

In the first test for Europe’s energy policy since the Paris climate summit, the...
16th Feb 16

Jailing Heathrow 13 poses ‘massive threat’ to peaceful protest rights

A letter from shadow chancellor John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for...
16th Feb 16

Antarctic peaks reveal sea rise threat

A pioneering fieldwork study of mountain heights and boulders in West Antarctica supports computer...
12th Feb 16

UK citizens ‘show the love’ for a clean energy future

From schools, to churches, the Women’s Institute to sports teams and surfers, UK citizens...
11th Feb 16

Pause on US Clean Power Plan doesn’t change the realities of its benefits

A Supreme Court decision to pause or “stay” the immediate implementation of the Clean...
11th Feb 16

European wind makes strides, but falls down global leaderboard

Wind energy is booming across Europe, but the continent risks being outshone by China...
10th Feb 16

Japan green lights new, soon to be stranded, coal assets

Japan has missed the memo about the dire economic and climate risks of fossil...
9th Feb 16

UK fracking fight heats up as Lancashire appeal begins

The debate around the UK’s fledgling fracking industry is once again raging today as...
9th Feb 16

Oceans are heating up at the double

Records from a sailing ship’s round-the-world research voyage almost 150 years ago provide further...
8th Feb 16

Morocco: First phase of world’s largest solar farm now in operation

Morocco's king has switched on the first phase of what is set to become...
5th Feb 16

Brexit would return Britain to being the “dirty man of Europe”

A group of leading environmentalists have warned that the UK could become "the dirty...
5th Feb 16

Fossil fuels in trouble amidst price glut

Amidst plummeting prices for oil and coal, companies betting on risky, out-dated fossil fuels...
4th Feb 16

Investors tip balance towards renewables

With investment in renewable electricity sources now outstripping polluting fossil fuels, a new study...
4th Feb 16

Clashing climate visions in Iowa sets the tone for US leadership race

As US presidential candidates sought to win over Iowans Monday evening, voters were given...
3rd Feb 16

Misuse of EU funds leaves Eastern countries hooked on fossil fuels

Europe’s clean energy transition is being hindered as billions of Euros destined for energy...
2nd Feb 16

Ashen fingerprints of climate change all over Tasmanian fires

Heavy rain may finally bringing some relief to firefighting efforts in Tasmania, but blazes...
1st Feb 16

Renewables offer quick fix for US emissions

Scientists say interstate energy “highways” would allow current wind and solar technologies to deliver...
1st Feb 16

Copenhagen set to join unstoppable divestment movement

The city of Copenhagen is set to become the latest recruit to the unstoppable...
29th Jan 16

Europe’s hot summers break 2,000-year record

Researchers say the severe European heatwaves in the last 30 years support scientific conclusions...
29th Jan 16

Zika: As temperatures rise, epidemics spread

As the world continues to reel from extreme weather events, and waking up to...
28th Jan 16

Solar club builds up powerful alliance

Indian and French leaders fulfil pledges made at the Paris climate talks to help...
27th Jan 16

Hottest year on record has human fingerprints all over it

The world’s recent run of record-breaking warm years would have been near impossible without...
26th Jan 16

Renewing the economy: clean energy key to growth

While investors and global leaders crunch numbers this week to stabilize the global economy,...
18th Jan 16

Protesters evicted from UK’s longest-running anti-fracking camp

Bailiffs and police have evicted protesters from the UK's longest-running anti-fracking camp in Upton,...
18th Jan 16

Another nail in coal’s coffin: US halts leases on public lands for better climate

The United States announced today it will pause granting permits for new coal mining...
15th Jan 16

Humans’ indelible mark on new geological epoch

The post-industrial impacts that humans have had on the Earth and its atmosphere may...
13th Jan 16

Coal in trouble as fortunes fade

If 2015 was “the year that coal broke”, 2016 is already confirming it’s unfixable....
12th Jan 16

Study: Climate change cuts crop harvests by 10%

Extreme heat events and droughts may already be taking their toll on global agriculture,...
8th Jan 16

Californians come to grips with fracking risks during state of emergency

As the Porter Ranch fracking disaster threatens to plunge the US into the most...
8th Jan 16

Hilary Lewis: Porter Ranch methane leak doesn’t bode well for climate

For months now, methane pollution has been billowing from the Porter Ranch facility into...
7th Jan 16

Pressure on polluters set to grow in 2016, as year starts with storms

With 2016 already forecast to be the hottest year on record, extreme weather events,...
7th Jan 16

Diego Arguedas Ortiz: Paris delivers the promised climate deal to resounding cheer and applause

The impossible was made possible. Governments from 195 countries around the world emerged here...
16th Dec 15

Tom Burke: What the COP21 outcome means for fossil fuels

As the dust settles after the historic adoption of the Paris 2015, Tom Burke...
16th Dec 15

Paris Agreement: Critical mass of nations to reach emission peak by 2030

A critical mass of countries will peak their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as...
15th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Historic climate agreement reflects real world change, protects vulnerable people

In a historic moment, all the world’s countries came together to signal that it’s...
13th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 11 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

Latest draft text is ambitious, but significant work remains
11th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 10 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

Steam-lined text released Wednesday, retaining options for a credible pathway to 1.5ºC
10th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 9 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

Newly unveiled 100 country-strong “high ambition coalition” includes 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries,...
9th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 8 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

Ministers' dig into remaining issues as pressure builds to deliver on new global climate...
8th Dec 15

Deforestation emissions could be halved by 2020, researchers say

Emissions from tropical deforestation could be reduced by 50% in the next five years,...
7th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 6 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

Draft Paris agreement forwarded to Ministers to resolve remaining issues and ultimately secure a...
6th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 5 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

Finance and other unresolved cross-cutting issues limit progress to the margins of key issues
5th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 4 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

New text out Thursday shows uneven progress, with finance remaining a key sticking point
4th Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 3 of the Paris climate change conference

Negotiations on draft text move forward, but major unresolved issues like finance are slowing...
3rd Dec 15

Daily Tck: Day 2 of the Paris Climate Change Conference

African leaders announce goal to add 300GW in renewables by 2030, double the continents...
2nd Dec 15

Daily Tck: World leaders mark new highpoint in political momentum as COP21 officially opens

Heads of state took centre stage in Paris, but it was the world’s most...
1st Dec 15

Marches and meetings lead into Paris summit

COP21 - the Paris Climate Summit - has finally arrived, with negotiations kicking off...
29th Nov 15

Trees face global extinction threat

Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rainforest indicates that most...
26th Nov 15

Global momentum for an end of coal grows as Alberta kicks it to the curb

In yet another sign that coal has no future, Canada’s Alberta province has announced...
23rd Nov 15

Youth on Climate: One young person’s fight against deforestation in Philippines

In our third Youth on Climate blog we head to the Philippines and meet...
19th Nov 15

Coal left friendless as UK and wealthy nations cut ties

It’s been another devastating week for coal as the UK becomes the first major...
18th Nov 15

G20 leaders miss major opportunity to be bold on climate

Less than two weeks out from the UN climate talks in Paris, G20 leaders,...
17th Nov 15

G20 fossil fuel subsidies four times higher than renewables support

Despite their repeated pledges to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, G20 countries - which...
12th Nov 15

Countries find common ground on road through Paris

Amongst stark warnings that half a billion people are threatened by rising seas and...
10th Nov 15

IEA: World en route for renewable future but final stop not yet 2C

The national climate pledges currently on the table ahead of the UN climate talks...
10th Nov 15

Exxon investigation: A warning shot for fossil fuel companies as climate lies unveiled

In the first concrete legal action against ExxonMobil’s web of climate lies, New York...
9th Nov 15

UNEP: Climate pledges an ‘historic step’ towards decarbonisation, but emissions gap remains

The “unprecedented commitment” shown by nations in their UN climate pledges will reduce emissions...
6th Nov 15

Canada’s new PM gets ‘Climate Welcome’ as citizens set out hopes for real change

Just one day after Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were...
5th Nov 15

Indonesian fires a “crime against humanity”, nature, and the global climate

A man-made firestorm continues to burn across Indonesia, putting the country on track to...
4th Nov 15

Signs of defeat as TransCanada asks ‘for extra time’ over Keystone XL

TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, is banking on a Republican president...
3rd Nov 15

Royal call for switch to low carbon investment

Prince Charles urges investors to play a key role as future-makers by pressuring governments...
2nd Nov 15

UN: Climate ‘down-payments’ delivered, but must be built-upon in Paris

With less than four weeks until governments meet in Paris for the UN climate...
30th Oct 15

EU air pollution rules up in the air as lobbyists threatens ambition

Stricter limits on European methane and ammonia emissions hangs in the balance, as MEPs...
27th Oct 15

Catholic leaders rally behind Pope for socially just climate breakthrough

Catholic leaders from around the world have called for a transformative breakthrough at this...
27th Oct 15

Poles apart over coal as new government sweeps to power

Poland’s newly elected leaders may have swept to power with 39% of the vote...
26th Oct 15

Coal ‘conscience’ activists shut down England’s largest opencast mine

In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with...
26th Oct 15

Daily Tck: Finance biggest sticking point as UN climate deal takes shape

As the final UN climate talks before the Paris summit close, pressure fuels progress...
24th Oct 15

Daily Tck: Day 4 of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Finance negotiations are major source of tension between developed and developing countries while increased...
23rd Oct 15

Calls for fossil fuel companies to be cut out of climate negotiations

In a desperate bid to remain relevant in a world on the clean energy...
22nd Oct 15

Daily Tck: Day 3 of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Progress slows, with frustration brewing over process and some developed countries taking a hard...
22nd Oct 15

Daily Tck: New text moves climate negotiations in the right direction

'Surgical insertions' add 14 pages to improved draft negotiating text, moving talks into a...
21st Oct 15

‘Historic opportunity’ ahead for the climate under Canada’s new leadership

High hopes are sweeping through Canada as the country’s oil-driven government finally collapsed.
21st Oct 15

Faith leaders call for fossil free future as climate talks continue

As negotiators in Bonn continue to grapple with the draft text for December’s climate...
20th Oct 15

Daily Tck: Negotiations toward a new global climate agreement resume in Bonn

Last round of pre-Paris negotiations kicked off Monday, amidst backdrop of growing political momentum...
20th Oct 15

COMPETITION: Spoken Word for the World

The GCCA is looking to uncover the world’s most passionate spoken word artists who...
19th Oct 15

French energy major Engie to end coal investments

Engie, the major energy company partly-owned by the French government, will terminate investments in...
16th Oct 15

Australia approves controversial Carmichael coal mine

Australian Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt today re-approved Indian coal giant Adani’s unbankable $16.5...
15th Oct 15

Parents, grandparents and families demand climate action

Parents, grandparents and families from across the world are joining forces to demand strong...
14th Oct 15

Communities stand up to reclaim the power

As countries continue to put forward their plans ahead of the UN climate talks...
13th Oct 15

Climate finance offers grow but critical gap remains

In the next few days, the world’s poorest countries could come a step closer...
9th Oct 15

Onshore wind now the cheapest electricity source in the UK

In a milestone for UK renewables, electricity from onshore wind power is now cheaper...
8th Oct 15

Global shift away from coal ignored by lonely Turkey

As countries and investors worldwide pull the plug on coal, Turkey is doing its...
7th Oct 15

Climate pledges by 140 countries will limit global warming to 2.7C – report

Current climate pledges submitted by 140 countries will limit global warming to 2.7C compared...
2nd Oct 15

UK ‘fracking village’ gets green light to go 100% solar

The UK’s clean energy sector gets a boost, as Repower Balcombe, the local energy...
1st Oct 15

European trade union leaders call for ambitious international climate deal

National trade union leaders from across Europe showed their support for an ambitious climate...
1st Oct 15

Climate change a threat to financial stability – Bank of England governor

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has become the latest person...
30th Sep 15

Indonesia to cut emissions by 29% by 2030

Indonesia, currently the fifth biggest producer of greenhouse gases, has set out its plans...
25th Sep 15

OECD urges end to fossil fuel support policies

World should abandon fossil fuel support policies which belong in a past when healthy...
23rd Sep 15

Fossil fuels on the backfoot as divestment pledges hit $2.6 trillion

With renewable energies booming globally, and the fossil fuel industry in terminal decline, the...
22nd Sep 15

EU unveils Paris negotiation position – supporting full phase out of emissions

The EU’s negotiating position for the global climate talks in Paris in December was...
21st Sep 15

Tracking requests for climate finance in the lead up to Paris

Analysis shows that developing countries have said they will need a total of around...
18th Sep 15

US science agency: 2015 97% likely to be the hottest year on record

According to a report by US science agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),...
18th Sep 15

Climate change meets art at COP21 cultural festival

With climate change is often seen through a policy or scientific lens, a worldwide...
17th Sep 15

World’s largest PR firm ditches coal clients

Coal’s list of friends is quickly dwindling, as the world’s biggest public relations company...
16th Sep 15

Pressure grows on UK government to end its love affair with coal

Pressure continues to build on the UK government to rid itself of coal as...
16th Sep 15

Coal hard truth sinks Australian Prime Minister

In a warning for all fossil-friendly leaders globally, Tony Abbott’s blind support for coal...
15th Sep 15

Burning remaining fossil fuels could cause 60-meter sea-level rise

New research demonstrates that the planet’s remaining fossil fuel resources would be sufficient to...
14th Sep 15

Coal burning costs UK between £2.5bn and 7bn from premature deaths

New research shows that deaths caused by coal emissions cost the UK economy between...
14th Sep 15

China reaping rewards of swapping economic engine from black to green

China's 'war on pollution' is creating jobs and improving people's health while moving the...
11th Sep 15

Pacific Islands stand up to Australian & New Zealand bullying on climate

Pacific Island nations have stepped up pressure on their reckless neighbors, warning Australia and...
9th Sep 15

Low-carbon cities would slash global emissions and save US$17 trillion

With many cities and regions around the world already demonstrating climate leadership, new research...
9th Sep 15

G20 countries still subsidising fossil fuel industry despite commitments to a phase-out

In the run-up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit, Turkey can be the first to...
9th Sep 15

World’s first solar-powered airport takes off

The international airport at Cochin in southern India has blazed a pioneering trail by...
8th Sep 15

High hopes despite slow speed as Bonn climate talks wrap up

With 2015 tipped to be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, negotiators...
4th Sep 15

Daily Tck: Day four of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Day four of the UN climate talks in Bonn and new proposals move government...
4th Sep 15

Daily Tck: Day three of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Day 3 at the UN climate talks in Bonn and slow progress on substance...
3rd Sep 15

Investors urge companies to leave anti-climate lobbying groups

In the latest sign that investors do not want their money funding harmful climate...
2nd Sep 15

Daily Tck: Day two of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Increasingly felt climate impacts and extreme weather firsts add to urgency for action as...
2nd Sep 15

Obama talks tough on climate at Arctic summit despite ceding to Shell

In his latest push for action on climate change, US President Barack Obama yesterday...
1st Sep 15

UK government plays ‘short term politics’ as it looks to bust the solar boom

The future of UK renewables is in further doubt today, following the announcement of...
28th Aug 15

Fossil fuels on the backfoot as UN climate talks resume in Bonn

As negotiators get ready to meet in Bonn for the latest round of UN...
28th Aug 15

Emissions are putting species in lethal danger

Scientists warn that lizards, coral reefs and forests are all seriously under threat unless...
27th Aug 15

Obama criticises fossil fuel lobbying as he promotes renewable energy

US president Barack Obama has this week railed against US political and business figures...
26th Aug 15

Oil means turmoil as world’s markets nosedive

Oil prices have hit their lowest point in over six years, leaving global stock...
25th Aug 15

Hottest July and California drought have climate fingerprints all over them

As reports surface that July was the hottest month ever recorded, others show that...
24th Aug 15

Wellcome Trust loses millions due to plummeting value in fossil fuel investment

The medical charity Wellcome Trust lost an estimated £175 million in value in 2014,...
21st Aug 15

Merkel’s visit to Brazil can be a milestone on the path to clean energy

Two powerful women, the leaders of the largest economies in Europe and Latin America,...
20th Aug 15

Citizens get ready for a fight as UK further opened up for fracking

The UK government has awarded dozens of new shale exploration licenses, opening up around...
18th Aug 15

Islamic leaders join global call for a fossil fuel phase-out

Islamic leaders from across 20 countries have today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration...
18th Aug 15

Kiribati President calls for immediate global moratorium on new coal

Kiribati President Anote Tong today called on world leaders to support a global moratorium...
13th Aug 15

Australian emissions target fails climate and economic test

The Australian government has finally revealed the emissions reduction target it is considering taking...
11th Aug 15

Trinidad and Tobago joins countries submitting climate pledges

The Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has become the 52nd country to...
10th Aug 15

People power wins as council rejects opencast coal mine

In another blow for dirty energy, this week, plans for a new opencast mine...
7th Aug 15

Obama finalizes historic Clean Power Plan

The centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change strategy – the Clean Power Plan –...
4th Aug 15

Extreme weather highlights coal’s toxic legacy

Both the direct and indirect impacts of coal power have been tragically highlighted across...
3rd Aug 15

Earth halfway to warming limit, warns analysis

As 2015 shapes up to be the hottest year on record, scientists warn the...
31st Jul 15

Canada’s oil industry — on the verge of a breaking point?

From tumbling oil prices to leaky pipelines, Canada’s oil industry is looking bleaker by...
30th Jul 15

Financial institutions urged to wake up to sustainable forestry

The majority of financial institutions do not have policies requiring clients to comply with...
30th Jul 15

American businesses commit $140 billion to tackle climate change

In another sign that businesses are waking up to the threat of climate change,...
28th Jul 15

France adopts long-awaited energy law

All eyes are on France this week, as its government adopted its long-awaited Energy...
24th Jul 15

UK risks climate credibility with drastic cuts to renewable subsidies

The UK government is risking its climate credibility at home and abroad this week,...
21st Jul 15

Marshalls becomes first island nation to offer UN climate pledge

The Marshall Islands has become the first small island nation to submit its carbon-cutting...
20th Jul 15

Climate change named top global threat

Climate change has been named as the world’s top global threat, with countries in...
17th Jul 15

US says goodbye to 200th coal plant as gas edges ahead in energy mix

As environmentalists celebrate the 200th coal plant phase out in the United States, for...
16th Jul 15

Climate change brings ill winds for airline industry

Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability are costing airlines millions of dollars...
15th Jul 15

Australian attempts to cut funding for clean energy labelled “vindictive industrial sabotage”

The Abbott Government’s job and investment-destroying attacks on renewable energy continue, with the Prime...
13th Jul 15

Climate change risk should be assessed like national security risk – report

Climate change threatens international security and its risks should be assessed the same way...
13th Jul 15

2015 budget: Green energy sector reacts to climate change levy changes

With the 2015 budget of the UK's Conservative government unveiled, the green energy sector...
10th Jul 15

Big oil’s big deception: Exxon hid truth of climate change from 1981

Exxon executives knew in 1981 that carbon dioxide emissions caused climate change, seven years...
9th Jul 15

Fossil fuel firms fail to report climate risks

Accusation that many oil, gas and coal companies in the UK are ducking their...
9th Jul 15

Report: Gas investments, like coal, could become stranded assets

A new report from the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) finds US $283 billion in...
7th Jul 15

Coal investment is the most urgent climate threat

Head of the OECD says wealthy countries should help poorer nations that cannot afford...
6th Jul 15

Germany drops coal levy but will close most polluting plants

Germany has cast a shadow on its reputation as a climate leader by today...
2nd Jul 15

Australian coal as unbankable as it is unburnable

The Queensland Government and Indian coal conglomerate Adani are mired in controversy again this...
1st Jul 15

Momentum grows as China offers climate plan

China has added to the global momentum for climate action by delivering a bigger...
1st Jul 15

Future of UK shale gas uncertain as Council votes no

The UK’s floundering fracking industry has been dealt another blow, as Lancashire Council rejected...
30th Jun 15

Court orders Dutch government to protect citizens from climate change

The Dutch government has put its citizens in danger by failing to address greenhouse...
30th Jun 15

Climate change a ‘medical emergency’, Lancet experts warn

Climate change represents a 'medical emergency', but tackling the crisis could be the “greatest...
23rd Jun 15

Pope: End fossil fuels to tackle climate change and fight poverty

Pope Francis today released his long awaited Encyclical on the environment, called “Laudato Si...
18th Jun 15

Negotiators told to ‘hit the accelerator’ as climate talks inch forward

Against a backdrop of real world momentum for climate action, the latest round of...
12th Jun 15

Daily Tck: Day nine of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Ethiopia’s government becomes East Africa’s first to submit a climate action plan for the...
11th Jun 15

European power is slipping away from King Coal

Analysis of falling demand for electricity within the EU sends a stark warning to...
10th Jun 15

Daily Tck: Day eight of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Negotiators weighed deeper into substance Tuesday, fuelled by the hope of delivering significantly trimmed...
10th Jun 15

Daily Tck: UN climate negotiations enter their final week in Bonn

It’s week two of the UN climate talks in Bonn. Negotiators kicked off with...
9th Jun 15

Climate cheers as G7 signals game over for fossil fuels

G7 leaders have sent a clear signal that the world is moving away from...
9th Jun 15

Daily Tck: Day five of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Negotiations began in Bonn on Friday… wait, isn’t it day five? After a steadfast...
6th Jun 15

G7: Golden opportunity to signal end of dirty energy

As the latest round of UN climate talks hits the halfway point, this weekend...
5th Jun 15

Daily Tck: Day four of the UN climate talks in Bonn

National climate action plans dominated the conversation in Bonn on Thursday as negotiators kicked...
5th Jun 15

IKEA inspires G7 to go DIY on raising climate billions

As governments meet in Bonn to continue work towards a new global climate agreement,...
4th Jun 15

Daily Tck: Day three of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Wednesday was another big day for climate action plans, with Morocco announcing its Paris...
4th Jun 15

Daily Tck: Day two of the UN climate talks in Bonn

While climate negotiators forged ahead with work on the architecture of the Paris agreement...
3rd Jun 15

Daily Tck: Day one of the UN climate talks in Bonn

The sleepy German town of Bonn was abuzz with energy - or at least...
2nd Jun 15

High noon in June as G7 and UNFCCC meet

Midway through this vital year for climate action things are heating up as governments...
1st Jun 15

Norway’s $900bn sovereign fund to cut coal investments

In a move sending shock waves through international energy markets, Norway is on the...
28th May 15

Finance industry and business get behind low-carbon transition

A summit of businesses and investors in Paris has given a massive boost to...
26th May 15

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

IMF reveals 'shocking' subsidy estimate of $5.3tn every year, an amount higher than the...
22nd May 15

Anti-coal campaigners target Commonwealth Bank in Australia and elsewhere

Customers of the institution are turning up the heat this week, urging the bank...
21st May 15

UK coal consumption heads for record low, as another plant shuts its doors

The UK could soon see coal use fall back to levels last seen during...
21st May 15

200 days out from Paris climate talks, momentum grows for global deal

With less than 200 days until the UN climate summit in Paris, governments met...
20th May 15

Canada announces commitment for 2015 climate deal

Canada announced it will cut carbon pollution by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030...
18th May 15

Pope Francis steps up calls for Catholics to support action on climate change

With the Papal encyclical on climate change approaching, Pope Francis is stepping up his...
15th May 15

G20: Food wastage is an ‘enormous’ global problem

Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic, environmental and societal problem, and nations...
15th May 15

Shell rigs prepare to dock in Seattle amidst Arctic oil uproar

The oil giant's plan to use Seattle as a home base for Arctic drilling...
13th May 15

Students occupy University of Edinburgh in wake of divestment let down

Students are pushing back on the University of Edinburgh’s decision not to divest from...
13th May 15

Bank of America announces cut in fossil fuel lending

Bank of America will cut its lending to the coal sector in a bid...
13th May 15

World Bank urges three key steps for a carbon-free future

A new World Bank report Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero Carbon Future...
13th May 15

Reshuffles, renewables & the UN climate talks: What the new UK govt means for the climate

What will the new UK government mean for the country's climate policy?
12th May 15

Pope Francis could lead one third of Catholics into climate fight

One in three Catholics would go green if the Pope issued a declaration on...
8th May 15

Petro-state “dynasty” shakedown shocks Canada on election day

In a landslide win for Alberta, Canada’s historically most conservative province broke a 44...
7th May 15

Climate change threatens one in six species

A new study has found that climate change could drive one in six species...
7th May 15

American politicians take aim at climate science with NASA budget cuts

Republicans in the US Congress have ruffled feathers by proposing crippling funding cuts for...
5th May 15

Campaigners urge Norway’s oil fund to divest from coal

Campaigners from around the world joined forces this week to call on the giant...
5th May 15

Dip in Tanzanian coffee harvest pushes industry to a tipping point

As temperatures climb, the Tanzanian coffee industry is being hit hard due to low...
4th May 15

UN: Climate Vulnerable Forum urges for strengthening of 2C goal

The group of 20 states most vulnerable to climate change highlights risks posed by...
1st May 15

Church of England blacklists investments in polluting fossil fuels

The Church of England, one of the world’s wealthiest religious institutions, has become the...
1st May 15

Medical students call for fossil fuel divestment

Over one million medical students are calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
30th Apr 15

New zero carbon university course to equip students to tackle climate change

Students could soon be leaving university fully equipped to tackle climate change, as new...
30th Apr 15

New emissions target puts California on forefront of climate fight

California Governor Jerry Brown has charted course toward a clean energy future with an...
29th Apr 15

Amazon deforestation on the rise in Brazil and Peru

Both Brazil and Peru have experienced a recent uptick in deforestation in the Amazon...
28th Apr 15

SOAS becomes first London university to divest

SOAS University of London has become the first university in the UK’s capital, and...
27th Apr 15

Thousands join hands in Germany to call for an end of coal

Standing together took on a whole new meaning this weekend, as 6,000 people from...
27th Apr 15

Citizens call for end of coal as support for Germany’s climate plans grows

All eyes are on Germany this weekend, as the fight for a renewable energy...
24th Apr 15

Shareholders urge fossil fuel giants to act on climate change

The pressure on fossil fuel companies to adopt more sustainable and transparent business strategies...
24th Apr 15

India agrees to phase out climate-damaging HFCs

In its efforts to take leadership on climate action, the Indian government has submitted...
24th Apr 15

2015 brings uptick in renewables investment in India and South Africa

In the first quarter of 2015, South Africa and India paved the way for...
24th Apr 15

Australia challenged over inadequate climate policy

After 18 months attacking clean energy and climate policies, axing and defunding climate and...
22nd Apr 15

Pressure grows for ambitious climate action ahead of Paris

The call for governments to forge an ambitious climate action plan in Paris in...
22nd Apr 15

Russia and Canada ahead of tropical countries in global deforestation list

Tropical countries, especially Brazil and Indonesia, have been known as the nations with the...
16th Apr 15

Climate urgency signalled by some Canadian Premiers, others backpeddle on progress

Despite accusations of Ottawa’s piggybacking off provincial initiatives, provincial Premiers paved the way for...
15th Apr 15

Thousands take to the streets in coal power protest in Heyaun, China

Amid growing public awareness of the dangers of air pollution, thousands of residents of...
15th Apr 15

Thousands set to join biggest climate march in Canadian history

This Saturday (11 April), thousands will gather in Quebec City for what is anticipated...
10th Apr 15

Canada’s glaciers to drastically shrink by 2100

Canada's glaciers could be almost ice-free by 2100, new research has shown.
10th Apr 15

Faith leaders join call for urgent climate action

As Christian’s around the world prepared to celebrate Easter, Anglican bishops have led a...
6th Apr 15

UN climate fund could fund coal, warn campaigners

Environmental campaigners are warning the UN fund set up to help developing nations tackle...
2nd Apr 15

Obama’s climate convictions questioned as he approves Arctic drilling

After taking a big step forward on climate by announcing new commitments to cut...
2nd Apr 15

Co-benefits of action clear as country climate pledges trickle in

As the first deadline for national climate pledges under the UN climate process passed...
1st Apr 15

Join our Climate Tracker program on the Road to Paris

Join the world’s biggest climate change writing movement for a chance to join the...
31st Mar 15

Lights out as millions mark Earth Hour around the world

With 172 countries participating, and over 1,400 landmarks plunged into darkness, 2015 marked the...
30th Mar 15

Environmental Impact Assessment of the Krabi coal plant is rejected

The Environmental Impact Assessment of the Klong Rua coal seaport and coal-fired power plant...
27th Mar 15

VIDEO: Green energy for the giant of Africa

Nigeria is both the biggest oil producer but with so much of the population...
27th Mar 15

Norway’s Government Pension Fund divests from over 50 coal companies

The world’s richest sovereign wealth fund has sold off coal holdings in 2014, however,...
27th Mar 15

A new study warns of the dangers of coastal development and sea level rise

A new study has found that growth in coastal areas may expose more than...
26th Mar 15

Full transition to renewables “within Canada’s reach” by 2035, experts say

A council of academics confirmed earlier this week that Canada could eradicate 80 per...
25th Mar 15

Norway’s parliament backs new climate change law

The Norwegian parliament has voted in favour of plans to create a climate change...
25th Mar 15

Greenpeace celebrates landmark victory in dispute over Mahan forest

In a huge victory for local and international campaigners, the Indian government has announced...
24th Mar 15

Study: rich nations could pledge US$2tn to tackle climate change in developing countries

Researchers conclude that $2tn of climate finance per year from developed to developing countries...
19th Mar 15

Vanuatu’s president blames devastating cyclone on changing climate

President Baldwin Lonsdale has placed some of the blame for the Cyclone Pam on...
18th Mar 15

More coal plants are now being cancelled than built

After a period of extraordinary growth, construction of coal plants has slowed worldwide.
17th Mar 15

Europe submits UN climate pledges, calls on China and US to follow

Europe's pledge to cut CO2 emissions in 2030 by 40% compared to 1990 levels...
13th Mar 15

South America grapples with highest rates of lead pollution in two millennia

The 20th century saw the highest rates of lead pollution in South America in...
13th Mar 15

African ministers seek “critical” amendment to global warming target during Paris climate talks

African leaders are calling on wealthy nations to keep temperatures below 1.5 degrees instead...
13th Mar 15

To divest or not to divest?

As the divestment movement ushers itself into the mainstream, some are asking what the...
13th Mar 15

India doubles tax on coal production

In his annual budget speech, Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley announced that India will...
12th Mar 15

Florida government officials ban the terms “climate change” and “global warming”

Officials in the Sunshine State were ordered not to use the terms in official...
10th Mar 15

Spanish mine set to reopen despite environmental concerns

A Spanish mine that was the site of a massive environmental disaster is being...
4th Mar 15

Study: One third of Indonesia’s forestry products comes from illegal sources

More than 30% of wood used by Indonesia’s industrial forestry sector likely comes from...
2nd Mar 15
27th Feb 15

Tar sands dealt another blow as hopes for Europe ban revived

Its been a bad week for Canada’s tar sands industry, as Europe's landmark directive...
27th Feb 15

The pipeline stops here: Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

Just hours after receiving legislation forcing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, President...
26th Feb 15

Study: Tackling food waste will cut emissions and save billions

Reducing food waste could reduce carbon emissions and save up to $300 billion a...
26th Feb 15

High-profile Harvard university alumni join call for fossil fuel divestment

In an open letter signed by more than 30 if Harvard University’s most high...
26th Feb 15

EU climate plan adds momentum to global energy transition

The European Commission has pushed climate and energy further up the political agenda, revealing...
25th Feb 15

Citigroup invests $100billion to combat climate change

Citigroup Inc has announced plans to ‘lend, invest and facilitate’ $100billion in projects...
25th Feb 15

Berlin to exit coal by 2020

The German capital of Berlin plans to shut its four remaining coal-fired power plant...
24th Feb 15

World’s biggest PR firm ends relationship with US oil lobby

Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, is ending its business relationship with the...
24th Feb 15

Cash for climate denial scandal sparks calls for more transparency

Newly released documents detail the flow of more than $1 million in fossil fuel...
23rd Feb 15
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Indigenous communities face growing displacement through ‘land grabs’

In the last decade, an increasing number of aboriginal people have been displaced as...
21st Feb 15

Germany faces sharp opposition as it looks to legalise fracking

The German government is edging closer towards lifting its ban on fracking, with new...
20th Feb 15

Mounties target environmentalists in secret memo

A leaked report overrun with “highly charged language” hints that environmentalists could face further...
19th Feb 15

Catholics highlight moral imperative of climate action in 40 day fast

In a chain of one-day fasts sweeping the globe, Catholics will come together this...
18th Feb 15

Anxiety for fishermen in Goa as mining is set to resume

Fishermen in Goa, India are bracing themselves as mining in the region could start...
17th Feb 15

High-emitting gas flaring practice under fire in Nigeria

Routine gas flaring, an activity that occurs at oil production sites, emits the equivalent...
16th Feb 15

UN climate talks in Geneva end with draft global agreement

As governments leave the UN climate talks in Geneva progress has been made on...
14th Feb 15

South Africa: Women stand their ground against Big Coal

A growing number of female activists unite regionally and internationally to fight against poor...
13th Feb 15

Pressure grows as Wales says no to fracking until ‘proven safe’

The ban, as well as stricter regulations in England, follow the Scottish fracking moratorium
13th Feb 15

Daily Tck: Day 5 of the UN climate talks in Geneva

Day five at the UN climate talks in Geneva saw a new negotiating text...
13th Feb 15

Daily Tck: Day four of the UN climate talks in Geneva

Day four of the UN climate talks in Geneva saw negotiations pivot to structure...
12th Feb 15

“Forest 500″ index ranks institutions efforts to end deforestation

Only a handful of governments, companies and investors have comprehensive policies in place to...
11th Feb 15

Climate demonstrators told to ‘pay’ for upcoming London march

In a move labelled a threat to our democratic right to protest, organisers of...
11th Feb 15

Daily Tck: Day three of the UN climate talks in Geneva

Daily three at the UN climate talks in Geneva saw focus on pre-2020 ambition...
11th Feb 15

Daily Tck: Day two of the UN climate talks in Geneva

Day two at the UN climate talks in Geneva see a ballooning text as...
10th Feb 15

Solar growth picks up steam across Africa

From Nigeria to Kenya, Africa’s surge in renewables hints at a more diversified energy...
9th Feb 15

EPA: Keystone XL would have a ‘significant’ impact on climate

In light of low oil prices, EPA is urging the Obama administration to reconsider...
6th Feb 15

Paris deadline in sight ahead of Geneva climate talks

As we enter 2015, climate change is firmly back on the agenda and the...
6th Feb 15

Pressure on health community to divest from fossil fuels

Health organisations are under pressure to ditch their investment in polluting fossil fuels and...
4th Feb 15

NEB ignores 100,000 Canadians, rams forward with applications to Energy East hearings

Canada’s National Energy Board is encouraging stakeholders in the Energy East pipeline approval process...
3rd Feb 15

WMO: Every year since 2000 among hottest on record

Not only was 2014 the hottest year ever recorded but 14 out of the...
2nd Feb 15

Scotland announces fracking moratorium

The Scottish government has announced a moratorium on fracking as ministers further examine the...
30th Jan 15

Economists: hard times ahead for Malawi following deadly flooding

An “economic disaster” is ahead for Malawi as a result of devastating flooding, economists...
30th Jan 15

UK food and drink industry slashes emissions 35%

The UK's food and drink industry has slashed it emissions by more than a...
29th Jan 15

UK government told new fracking regulations ‘don’t go far enough’

The spotlight is once again on the UK’s fledgling fracking industry as the government...
27th Jan 15

India and US advance on climate cooperation

Indian Prime Minister Modi and US President Obama have announced that the two countries...
26th Jan 15

Climate change “most daunting challenge” to food security worldwide — FAO

Food security in the face of climate change is one of “the most daunting...
24th Jan 15

World Economic Forum shows climate change back on global agenda

Despite the plethora of private jets, climate change is firmly on the agenda at...
23rd Jan 15

All eyes on India after Modi meets with climate council

In the run-up to President Obama's second visit to India, many are watching for...
22nd Jan 15

Yellowstone River oil spill shows there’s no safe way to transport Canadian crude

Canadian crude is once again in Montana’s Yellowstone River, highlighting concerns on both sides...
21st Jan 15

Germany’s energy revolution picks up pace but questions remain over coal

Germany cut emissions and boosted renewables last year, but critics say CO2 reduction targets...
20th Jan 15

Repsol scraps Canary Island oil exploration after intense campaign

Energy giant Repsol has announced it will abandon its controversial search for oil and...
20th Jan 15

Pope Francis visits stormy Philippines, highlights moral imperative for climate action

Pope Francis has kicked off a new push for moral leadership on climate action,...
19th Jan 15

NOAA, NASA confirm 2014 hottest year on record

2014 was the hottest year on record across the globe, US climate experts have...
16th Jan 15

Action/2015 campaign presses leaders for action on climate change, poverty

Over 1,000 groups have come together to demand an accelerated transition to 100% renewable...
15th Jan 15

Catholics unite for climate action as Pope urged to divest

Catholics unite to call for a sustainable climate future, as the Pope’s visit to...
14th Jan 15

Greenpeace India campaigner banned from travelling overseas

A Greenpeace campaigner has been stopped from leaving India in what the organisation has...
13th Jan 15

‘Long-awaited’ $84 million payout goes through for oil spill-afflicted community

After a lengthy battle against Shell heavyweights, a community devastated by oil spills along...
9th Jan 15

Five renewable records to kick off 2015

2014 was an exciting year for renewable energy with record generation in cities and...
9th Jan 15

Most fossil fuels ‘unburnable’ under 2C climate target

For the first time a study has pinpointed exactly which fossil fuel reserves need...
8th Jan 15

2014 confirmed as hottest year on record globally

2014 has officially taken the title as hottest year ever recorded, as the Japan...
6th Jan 15

Demand for climate action grows as 2015 deadline approaches

Pope Francis and TV naturalist David Attenborough have become the latest to add their...
5th Jan 15
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Tony Abbott under fire for claims scrapping carbon tax helped women

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot is once again at the centre of controversy after...
23rd Dec 14

EU vote opens the door to more Canadian tar sands imports

Members of the European Parliament have narrowly failed to reject new fuel quality rules...
22nd Dec 14

Health concerns prompt landmark fracking ban in New York State

Citing concerns over contamination of water and air, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has...
22nd Dec 14

India’s dilemma: cheap coal vs. public health

As energy demand grows in India, the country faces a choice between dirty coal...
18th Dec 14

Murder of environmental leader highlights dangers to campaigners

The body of an Ecuadorian indigenous leader and campaigner who opening opposed a major...
11th Dec 14

Germany’s climate plan confirms 40% emission cuts

Germany’s climate plan could see the country slash CO2 emissions by up to 78...
5th Dec 14

Brazil’s carbon emissions rise for the first time since 2004

Brazil’s carbon emissions have risen for the first time since 2004, reversing a decade...
28th Nov 14

Spotlight on activist murders as Peru prepares for climate talks

As Peru gets ready to host this year’s UN climate negotiations, a new report...
27th Nov 14

Another blow for King Coal as Germany looks to close eight dirty plants

Germany could see eight coal-fired power stations shut down in the coming years, as...
25th Nov 14

Big coal fakes social media campaign to pressure G20

With clean energy booming and the world increasingly acting to reduce carbon pollution, big...
24th Nov 14

China aims to cap coal as soon as 2020

After agreeing to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, Chinese officials announced Wednesday that...
21st Nov 14

“Real money” on the table as Green Climate Fund nears $10 billion benchmark

The Green Climate Fund approached its goal of raising $10 billion for projects...
20th Nov 14

October: maintaining the warming trend for 2014

September broke global temperature records and October was pretty close behind, recent data from...
20th Nov 14

In a close vote, US Senate rejects Keystone XL pipeline

On Tuesday, the Keystone XL pipeline fell one vote short of the 60 votes...
19th Nov 14

Pressure on Church of England as Oxford diocese divests

Oxford becomes first Church of England diocese to commit to divestment, pressuring Church of...
18th Nov 14

VIDEO: Greenpeace activist injured during oil drilling protest

In an action protesting oil drilling in the Canary Islands, one Greenpeace activist was...
18th Nov 14

Australia isolated as G20 meeting becomes ‘de facto climate change summit’

Despite Australia’s attempts to keep climate change out of the G20 meetings, world leaders...
17th Nov 14

Pressure mounts on G20 governments to drop fossil fuels

As world leaders meet in Australia for the G20 meeting, analysts, youth and religious...
14th Nov 14

New global maps detail anthropogenic ocean acidification

A team of scientists have published maps depicting the most comprehensive picture yet of...
13th Nov 14

Renewable energy creates ten times more jobs than fossil fuels

Renewable energy projects create ten times more green jobs than similar fossil fuel projects,...
12th Nov 14

US and China strike climate change agreement in push for global pact

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced what is being described...
12th Nov 14

Climate walkers reach Tacloban as Philippines marks Haiyan anniversary

A year on from Typhoon Haiyan, Talcoban City marks the anniversary with a mournful...
10th Nov 14

Climate change migration leads to disease vulnerability, according to researchers

Migration and disease brought on by climate change are some of the more precarious...
7th Nov 14

Emissions soar as Australia repeals its carbon tax

Just six months after repealing its two-year-old carbon tax, Australia’s carbon emissions have seen...
7th Nov 14

Energy and environment issues take center stage in US elections

Leading up to Tuesday's elections, energy and climate change issues dominated many campaigns due...
5th Nov 14

Climate change to boost spread of waterborne disease in China

A new study has found that climate change is making it more difficult to...
4th Nov 14

IPCC warns time is running out to tackle climate change

In the most comprehensive, authoritative and scrutinised assessment of climate change ever produced, the...
3rd Nov 14

Sustainable transport by 2063 – Africa endorses green roadmap

As part of Africa’s 50-year development plan, 42 African countries have agreed to endorse...
31st Oct 14

Climate change ignored in Great Barrier Reef protection plan

The Australian government’s plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef has sparked outrage amongst...
31st Oct 14

IPCC host Denmark eyes a coal free country by 2025

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meets in Copenhagen to approve its latest...
30th Oct 14

IPCC Synthesis Report: What is the IPCC and why does it matter?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to release the first of...
27th Oct 14

Daily TCK: Day 5 at the climate talks in Bonn

Negotiators in Bonn tackle the idea of pre-2020 ambition, while outside of the negotiating...
25th Oct 14

Bangladeshis to protest coal expansion in pristine mangrove forest

After organizing a 20,000-person protest against the Rampal coal plant last year, local communities...
24th Oct 14

Daily TCK: Day 4 at the climate talks in Bonn

Day four of the climate talks in Bonn ended with a stock-taking meeting where...
24th Oct 14

Daily TCK: Day 3 at the climate talks in Bonn

The climate talks in Bonn continue with discussions tackling finance and the pledges which...
23rd Oct 14

Daily Tck: Day 2 at the UN climate talks in Bonn

Adaptation is the word of the day in Bonn on Day 2 as talked...
22nd Oct 14

Daily Tck: Day 1 of the UN climate talks in Bonn

Ministers are once again meeting in Bonn for the latest round of the UN...
21st Oct 14

Daily Tck: UN climate talks resume in Bonn

Hot on the heels of the People's Climate March and the UN Secretary General’s...
20th Oct 14

Natural gas won’t help save the planet, says new peer-reviewed report

Experts warn natural gas fracking is not the solution for climate change and could...
17th Oct 14

Pacific Island Warriors blockade world’s largest coal port

Thirty Pacific Climate warriors were, today, joined by hundreds of Australian to blockade a...
17th Oct 14

Report: Fossil fuel companies found paying lip service to climate risks

Coal, oil and gas companies almost universally recognise the risks climate change poses to...
16th Oct 14

American military leaders identify climate change as an “immediate” security threat

A report released by the US Department of Defense unveils the military's plan to...
15th Oct 14

Global Frackdown sees thousands unite against dirty energy

In over 250 events across the world, thousands of anti-fracking activists from more than...
13th Oct 14

Bank of England governor warns of 'unburnable' fossil fuels

Reiterating his warning that the vast majority of oil reserves should be considered “unburnable”,...
13th Oct 14

Morocco climate conference fuels further discussions on impacts and economy

A conference on climate change wraps up in Morocco today, spearheading longer-term discussions on...
10th Oct 14

Study: Low carbon transition could save trillions

Transitioning to a low carbon society will not only prevent the most devastating climate...
10th Oct 14

Greenpeace celebrates success as Lego ditches Shell

In a major win for Greenpeace, Danish toymaker Lego has announced it will not...
9th Oct 14

Glasgow University becomes first in Europe to divest from fossil fuels

The University of Glasgow has become the first university in Europe to join the...
8th Oct 14

EU faces uproar as they look to scrap tar sands danger label

In a move hailed “a tragedy for the climate” the European Commission has abandoned...
7th Oct 14

Perth Anglicans join growing divestment movement

The Anglican Diocese of Perth has joined the growing list of institutions choosing to...
6th Oct 14

WWF: Climate change driving world’s wildlife populations into decline

The world’s wildlife population have decreased by over 50% in just 40 years -...
3rd Oct 14

Liberia: First step in halting global deforestation by 2030?

Liberia is leading the way to halt deforestation thanks to funding from Norway. The...
3rd Oct 14

40-day 'Climate Walk' kicks off in Philippines

Philippine activists have began a 40-day 'Climate Walk' aimed at spurring action on climate...
2nd Oct 14

US and India agree to joint action on climate change

Just a week after 122 heads of state gathered in New York for the...
2nd Oct 14

Divestment gains momentum with Rockefeller Brothers Fund announcement

The divestment movement has gathered speed, as the day before the UN Climate Summit...
25th Sep 14

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner: 'We deserve to do more than just survive, we deserve to thrive'

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner gives a powerful speech to open today's UN Climate Summit in New...
23rd Sep 14

Live Blog: UN Climate Summit, New York

Heads of Government from over 120 countries will be meeting in New York at...
22nd Sep 14

Companies risk wasting billions expanding out-dated, risky coal

Coal companies are on track to waste $112 billion of investors’ money on mine...
22nd Sep 14

Climate change curriculum project picks up steam in South Africa

A South African academic association recently received funding to develop a curriculum for university-level...
19th Sep 14

Mass mobilization to accompany UN Climate Summit

The People's Climate March on September 21st might be the largest climate demonstration in...
19th Sep 14

President Loeak: We must ‘be the leaders we were elected to be’

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the UN Secretary-General’s Climate...
18th Sep 14

Czech Republic latest country to consider climate change legislation

The Czech Republic could soon join the ranks of countries around the world implementing...
17th Sep 14

Canary Island whale species facing growing oil threat

The coastal waters of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, are home to...
17th Sep 14

New Climate Economy: Low carbon society good for climate, business and citizens

A week before the UN’s Climate Summit, a major new report shows how strong...
16th Sep 14

Kenya-based satellite spots real-time impacts of climate change and extreme weather

A new Kenyan satellite is is capable of tracking real-time impacts of extreme weather...
12th Sep 14

Swedish political leaders cast doubt on Vatenfall’s German coal dreams

Swedish coal company Vattenfall has had its hopes of expanding its operations dashed as...
11th Sep 14

CO2 levels surge to record highs as world falls behind on climate action

As the WMO shows atmospheric CO2 levels surged in 2013, new research warns countries...
10th Sep 14

Eradicating poverty impossible without tackling climate change, says report

Overcoming poverty will be impossible if governments fail to tackle climate change, according to...
10th Sep 14

China announces national carbon market to tackle climate change

China plans to roll out the world’s largest carbon market in 2016, according to...
9th Sep 14

Food insecurity to intensify for countries hardest hit by climate change

As climate change impacts compound across the globe, recent reports reveal that food insecurity...
5th Sep 14

UN leaders push for ambitious climate action ahead of New York Summit

Two of the world’s foremost international voices are ramping up their calls to action...
4th Sep 14

Melting ice-sheets rising Antarctic coastal waters, warns report

Melting ice sheets are fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new...
4th Sep 14

Weather presenters forecast stormy future without bold climate action

As part of a new campaign ahead of the UN climate summit in New...
3rd Sep 14

Chile to enact Latin America’s second ever carbon tax

Chile is set to become the second country in Latin America to put a...
2nd Sep 14

Battle rages over Mahan as India’s coal mines called into question

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that all of the country’s mining licenses awarded between...
1st Sep 14

3000 Kenyan tea farmers mobilize against climate change

As unpredictable weather conditions continue to hit Kenyan crops, one local tea factory is...
29th Aug 14

World's richest countries invest billions in expanding fossil fuel stocks

Despite repeated commitments to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a new report by...
28th Aug 14

IPCC leak paints stark picture of a future with climate change

Climate change is here, man-made and already having dangerous impacts, according to leaked drafts...
27th Aug 14

Health summit to show bold climate action will save lives

Leading health experts are urging strong climate action, as the first every global climate...
27th Aug 14

Politicians ignore people’s power pleas

Consumers worldwide increasingly want renewable energy sources to provide their electricity, yet many governments...
26th Aug 14

Sydney University halts coal investment

The University of Sydney has become the first institution of its type in Australia...
26th Aug 14

Thousands join human chain opposing brown coal

Hidden away in the rural idyll of Lausitz, on the German-Polish border a global...
25th Aug 14

Global spotlight on Europe as villages fight dirty coal

The international fight against dirty energy will reach a crescendo this weekend, as thousands...
22nd Aug 14

Russia prepares to drill new Arctic well with “the most controversial oil rig in the world”

After years of preparation, ExxonMobil and OAO Rosneft have received the go-ahead to drill...
21st Aug 14

Desertification poses “serious environmental challenge” in Nigeria

After losing 351,000 hectares of land in Nigeria to desertification, it poses the “most...
20th Aug 14

Climate change could slash South Asia’s growth 9% by 2100

Climate change will slash South Asia’s growth by up to 9% by the end...
20th Aug 14

Anti-fracking protests sweep UK in day of action

From occupations of government departments and energy firms’ buildings to blockades at drill sites...
19th Aug 14

World's largest oil companies gamble investor cash on risky, high carbon projects

The world’s seven largest oil companies could gamble away billions of dollars of investor’s...
15th Aug 14

People's Climate March swells to global mobilisation for action

Large marches and rallies in Delhi, Jakarta, London, Rio de Janeiro, and Berlin will...
14th Aug 14

BASIC group urges developed countries to ‘walk the talk’ on climate

Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) have reiterated their stand of the climate...
14th Aug 14

Connections between Ebola and climate change under the microscope

As the Ebola virus is ravaging parts of West Africa, recent reports are linking...
13th Aug 14

Oil companies driving ecological catastrophe in Russia

For decades, huge quantities of oil have been spilling from Russia's pipelines—and the government...
13th Aug 14

Protesters pressure Canadian government following tailings pond disaster

Following the tailings pond breach in Mount Polley last week, protesters took to the...
12th Aug 14

Keystone XL could be four times worse for the climate than previously estimated

A new study shows that State Department projections may have grossly underestimated the climate...
11th Aug 14

Australian government under pressure to put climate change on G20 agenda

Twelve eminent medical and health scientists urge Prime Minister Abbott to include climate change...
11th Aug 14

Coal to be 'forbidden' from Beijing from 2020

China announced its latest step in the “war on pollution” this week, with a...
8th Aug 14

US-Africa Leaders Summit sparks online debate on development and climate

Civil society organizations are engaging with leaders on social media to meet their demands.
7th Aug 14

All eyes on France as government approves national climate and energy targets

The French government has approved its long-awaited Energy Bill, supporting targets to cut fossil...
5th Aug 14

Top PR firms will reject climate deniers as clients

A handful of the world’s top public relations firms have confirmed that they will...
4th Aug 14

Pacific Islands Forum urges tough action on climate change and ocean conservation

Pacific Island nations have re-affirmed their commitment to tackling climate change, sea level rise...
4th Aug 14

Japan and Mexico sign carbon trading deal

Japanese companies will now be able to earn carbon credits by investing in technology...
1st Aug 14

WWF: Arctic oil spill could spread 1,000 km

Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in Canada’s Beaufort Sea could spread...
31st Jul 14

Greenpeace piles the pressure on Amazon over its dirty data centres

A new war of the words has broken out between Amazon and Greenpeace, as...
30th Jul 14

Behind the Brands campaign makes waves as General Mills pledges climate action

A major success for Oxfam as food and beverage company General Mills is to...
29th Jul 14

Ignoring environmental impacts, Australia approves massive Carmichael coal mine

Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt today approved the AU$16.5 billion Carmichael coal...
28th Jul 14

UK government fires starting gun on ‘reckless race for shale’

Large swathes of the UK are to be opened up to fracking in what...
28th Jul 14

Climate action showcased on New York’s Times Square

This week, New York’s busiest tourist spot will be a showcase for climate action,...
25th Jul 14

Europe's coal comeback here to stay without strong climate and energy policies

European countries are at risk of locking themselves into a high-carbon future as they...
24th Jul 14

Peru weakens environmental safeguards months ahead of Lima climate conference

A new law strips Peru’s environment ministry of many of its regulatory powers and...
23rd Jul 14

UK government progressives save fourth carbon budget

The UK government announced that its fourth carbon budget will remain unchanged, despite intense...
23rd Jul 14

Albertine oil exploration set to expand into Rwanda and Tanzania

Rwanda and Tanzania intend to expand fossil fuel excavation within their borders of the...
19th Jul 14

2015 must be year for action, warn iconic campaigners

In a open letter to world leaders, campaigners in Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bono and...
18th Jul 14

500 days from crucial Paris summit, momentum grows for climate deal

500 days ahead of a crucial UN climate summit in Paris, momentum is growing...
18th Jul 14

Australian government 'rollin’ coal' with carbon tax repeal

The Australian government has voted in favour of a carbon tax repeal, which will...
17th Jul 14

All eyes on India's climate policy ahead of 2015 climate summit

As the world’s third largest emitter, India will be a crucial player in the...
15th Jul 14

Protesters march on Washington, DC to oppose fracked gas exports

Hundreds gathered in Washington, DC on Sunday to speak out against the Cove Point...
14th Jul 14

Europe faces deadly cost for climate inaction

A failure to act to reduce the impacts of climate change could cost Europe...
14th Jul 14

Atlases showcase climate change impacts across the world

Two new atlases provide clear visual evidence of the effect climate change and extreme...
14th Jul 14

World Council of Churches to divest from fossil fuels

In another huge win for the divestment movement the World Council of Churches, consisting...
11th Jul 14

As new Senate sworn in, Australian government under pressure over climate stance

As its new Senate was sworn in and the carbon tax repeal bills begin...
10th Jul 14

Shell accused of misrepresenting climate risk to investors

Shell is back in the firing line for misrepresenting climate risk to its investors...
10th Jul 14

New US-China climate deal fuels hopes of bolder international agreements

The world’s two largest emitters of dangerous carbon pollution are committing to reduce their...
10th Jul 14

US lawmakers are trying to overturn ban on foreign coal financing

A new proposal circulating Congress would permit a little-know federal agency to lend billions...
9th Jul 14

World Council of Churches re-affirms climate commitment with Interfaith Summit

Acknowledging the multi-facetted threat of global warming the World Council of Churches has announced...
9th Jul 14

Cracks emerge in Europe’s fracking future as Germany proposes seven-year ban

The future of fracking in Europe has again been thrown into question this week,...
8th Jul 14

Activists blockade fracking site in Eastern Romania

25 activists from across seven countries, have today chained themselves to the gates of...
7th Jul 14

New study highlights the deadly reality of Eskom's coal for South Africans

As South African utility Eskom awaits a decision on whether the country’s Department of...
4th Jul 14

Australian MP moves to strip environmental advocates of charitable tax status

Andrew Nikolic, a Liberal Party MP, is leading the newest attack on environmental advocates...
3rd Jul 14

Climate change poses serious threat for militaries, warn reports

Climate change poses a serious threat to militaries, as rising sea levels, extreme weather...
3rd Jul 14

EU leaders pursue fracking despite widespread opposition

Despite widespread opposition to fracking, European government’s including the UK, Germany and Denmark continue...
2nd Jul 14

Court rules New York communities can ban fracking

A New York court upheld the fracking bans of two towns, setting a precedent...
30th Jun 14

China completes roll out of pilot carbon markets

The country launched its final regional pilot carbon market late last week in the...
27th Jun 14

British Medical Association votes to divest from fossil fuels

The British Medical Association has voted to end its investments in fossil fuels, becoming...
25th Jun 14

NOAA: May 2014 hottest on Earth since records began

Last month has emerged as the hottest May globally since records began in 1880,...
25th Jun 14

Bipartisan report tallies up costs of climate change in the US

The "Risky Business" report is backed by some of the biggest names in the...
24th Jun 14

World Bank: Climate-smart development good for well-being, health and growth

Climate-smart development policies can slash greenhouse gas emissions, while improving quality of life, saving...
24th Jun 14

New survey shows Australian public supports climate action

Australians are increasingly and overwhelmingly supportive of climate action and renewable energy, and are...
23rd Jun 14

Study: Climate change “hot spots” will strike Africa’s most vulnerable

The most densely populated and poverty stricken parts of Africa will be the most...
19th Jun 14

Top American companies are taking action on climate—and saving billions

Many American companies are saving big by integrating clean energy and energy efficiency into...
19th Jun 14

UNESCO condemns proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef

The Australian’s government’s decision to approve the expansion of a coal terminal near the...
19th Jun 14

Stern warns cost of climate change underestimated as coal use on the rise

Lord Stern has warned that the cost of climate change could be more than...
18th Jun 14

World takes steps towards global climate deal

The UN climate talks in Bonn closed to cautious optimism from civil society groups...
16th Jun 14

Daily Tck: UN climate talks wrap in Bonn

The UN climate talks wrapped up in Bonn to cautious optimism that progress was...
16th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 10 of the Bonn climate change conference

Negotiations on the 2015 Paris deal ended early in Bonn, with agreements moving countries...
15th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 9 of the Bonn climate change conference

Day 9 at the Bonn climate change conference saw negotiations pivot back to substance,...
14th Jun 14

Deadly flooding hits Brazil as World Cup begins

Torrential rainfall in the Brazilian state of Paraná has claimed more than a dozen...
13th Jun 14

Kenya pushes for renewable energy in rural communities and schools

Kenyan students are now benefiting from a new government policy that provides renewable energy...
13th Jun 14

Bonn 2014: We're on our way to zero emissions

The negotiations in Bonn took a dramatic shift this week, as countries from around...
13th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 8 at the Bonn climate change conference

Day 8 of the Bonn climate change conference sees countries try to make progress...
13th Jun 14

EU proposal puts ‘dirty’ label for tar sands at risk as oil shipment arrives in Spain

A draft proposal from the European Commission has put doubt over the future of...
12th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 7 at the Bonn climate change conference

The push for a global deal in 2015 is moving inches closer at the...
12th Jun 14

Finland becomes latest country to unveil climate change law

Finland has become the latest country to announce a new climate change act, setting...
11th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 6 of the Bonn climate change conference

The second week of the Bonn climate change conference gets underway with big pushes...
11th Jun 14

Soco to halt oil exploration in Virunga national park

Following months of intense campaigning, environmentalists can claim a victory today, as British oil...
11th Jun 14

Report: Renewable energy future means better lives for Europeans

Shifting from dirty energy to renewables will reduce Europe’s dependence on energy imports, drive...
11th Jun 14

World legislators urge domestic action in the lead up to critical climate negotiations

Legislators proposed a resolution at the end of the three-day World Summit of Legislators...
10th Jun 14

Youth climate activists take a stand at UN talks in Bonn

Youth activists have been making their voice heard in Bonn, calling on the negotiators...
10th Jun 14

With coal in the balance, lignite plant explodes in Kosovo

An explosion rocked a coal-fired power plant in Kosovo on Friday, leaving at least...
9th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 5 of the Bonn climate change conference

The first week of the Bonn climate change conference wraps up with battles continuing...
8th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 4 of the Bonn climate change conference

Day 4 at the Bonn climate change conference saw negotiations get fully underway following...
8th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 3 of the Bonn climate change conference

Civil society groups came together today to kick the Bonn negotiations into action, arguing...
6th Jun 14

Firewood use for cooking impedes Nigerian health and climate progress

Over 120 million Nigerians use firewood for cooking, further exacerbating health and environmental impacts...
6th Jun 14

Civil society organisations warn governments: ‘Stand with us or step aside’

Protesters at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn have called on governments to “stand...
6th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 2 of the Bonn climate change conference

Day 2 of the Bonn Climate Change conference got underway with the with the...
6th Jun 14

Coal protests flare up as spying revelations break in New South Wales

The fight to protect Australia’s Leard State Forest is heating up with new efforts...
5th Jun 14

Report: Billions in coal investments at risk as China’s appetite for coal wanes

International coal exporters have again been warned that betting on China’s “insatiable demand” could...
5th Jun 14

Daily Tck: Day 1 of the Bonn climate change conference

The UN Climate Talks got underway in Bonn Wednesday, with representatives working to raise...
4th Jun 14

Greenpeace turns UK PM’s house into drill site as frackers’ bill announced

UK David Cameron has been given a taste of what is to come if...
4th Jun 14

US and China change the game as climate talks resume in Bonn

As negotiators and ministers in Bonn, Germany gather for the latest round of UN...
4th Jun 14

Historic new regulations to slash US power plant emissions

The regulations require the country’s power sector to reduce emissions 30 percent by...
2nd Jun 14

Sir Paul McCartney leads celebrity call for UK fracking ban

A host of celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney, actress Helena Bonham-Carter and singer Thom...
2nd Jun 14

Ecuador issues permit for drilling in Yasuni National Park

The UN-designated biosphere reserve could see oil development as early as 2016.
30th May 14

First shipment of tar sands oil heads to Europe

The first shipment of oil from Canadian tar sands has arrived in Europe this...
29th May 14

HSBC & Deutsche Bank refuse to finance coal port expansion in Great Barrier Reef

HSBC and Deutsche Bank have ruled out investments in Queensland’s controversial coal terminal expansion...
28th May 14

Prince Charles: Reform global capitalism or risk climate 'destruction'

Prince Charles adds his voice to the growing call for strong climate action, urging...
28th May 14

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels top 400ppm for the month of April

WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud calls the findings “yet another wakeup call.”
27th May 14

Greenpeace protesters occupy Statoil's Arctic drilling rig

Activists from across 12 countries occupied and blocked and oilrigs, destined for Arctic drilling,...
27th May 14

Shell ‘rattled’ as it labels carbon bubble concept flawed

Shell has shown signs of being “rattled” by the carbon bubble concept, as it...
22nd May 14

Climate change to harm credit ratings as wild weather increasingly linked to warming world

As weather-related climate impacts become increasingly apparent, the financial world has warned that climate...
21st May 14

Turkey under renewed pressure to quit coal in wake of the Soma disaster

In the wake of country’s worst ever industrial disaster, killing 300 miners, the Turkish...
21st May 14

Indian elections: What does it mean for climate?

With a landslide victory in the Indian elections, what will India's climate policy look...
20th May 14

Civil society calls for dirty energy to be kept out of Green Climate Fund

As the UN’s Green Climate Fund board meets in Songdo, South Korea this week...
19th May 14

Climate change a ‘catalyst for conflict,’ say US national security experts

Military officials are warning that the accelerating pace of climate change is beginning to...
14th May 14

WWF staff threatened over opposition to oil drilling in Virunga National Park

Two staff members of the environmental organization received anonymous death threats by phone.
13th May 14

Industry hits back as UK government reduces support for 'popular' solar

The UK government is under fire from industry and NGOs today for pushing the...
13th May 14

Report: Renewable energy jobs top 6.5 million globally

Approximately 6.5 million people were employed by the renewable energy industry globally by the...
12th May 14

Paper conglomerate commits to restoring one million hectares of rainforest

Asia Pulp and Paper Group has announced a plan to support the restoration and...
9th May 14

Dietary shifts key to both climate mitigation and managing impacts

With new research into the climate impact of our dietary requirements, and with more...
9th May 14

Marshall Islands set to lead the way on climate action

Determined to keep his island from sinking beneath the waves, Marshall Islands Foreign Minister...
9th May 14

$1 trillion of oil investment at risk from ‘carbon bubble’

Oil companies are poised to waste $1.1 trillion of investors’ money through to 2025...
8th May 14

Changing weather patterns in Africa could strengthen hurricane-inducing winds along Atlantic

If greenhouse gas emissions continue rising, African Easterly Waves migrating west from Africa’s Atlantic...
7th May 14

UK youth demand strong climate action ahead of 2015 elections

Youth activists took to the streets of London today to demand MPs get real...
7th May 14

44 Greenpeace activists arrested for blocking Russian Arctic oil tanker

In another bid to take a stand against Arctic oil drilling, 44 Greenpeace activists,...
6th May 14

Landmark report shows US is already feeling climate impacts

The newest National Climate Assessment report reiterates many of the most important findings from...
6th May 14

New report busts myth of coal alleviating poverty in the developing world

New research dismisses the myth of coal alleviating poverty in the developing world, showing...
6th May 14

Fossil fuel industry to face losses if world takes climate action

A report from the European broking house Kelper Chevreux shows that fossil fuels could...
5th May 14

Morocco launches largest wind farm in Africa

As part of their commitment to cover 42 per cent of their energy needs...
30th Apr 14

Australian minister calls for Ben and Jerry’s boycott over save the reef campaign

Australia’s Queensland government is calling on citizens to boycott ice cream brand Ben and...
30th Apr 14

Fossil fuel free investment goes mainstream with FTSE index

Today the global campaign against fossil fuels entered the financial mainstream as the world’s...
29th Apr 14

China and US lead momentum on global climate deal

In a move heralded as the “most promising development in nearly 20 years of...
29th Apr 14

Brazil strips protections from 5.2 million hectares of land

Brazil might be falling back into land use policies that sacrifice the long-term benefits...
25th Apr 14

WRI: Coal power to increasingly threaten global water resources

A new report from the World Resources Institute (WRI) has warned that coal plants...
25th Apr 14

Record levels of finance pledged for Global Environment Facility

Governments have pledged a record amount of finance to help developing nations tackle climate...
24th Apr 14

In Washington, cowboys and Indians launch five-day protest of Keystone XL pipeline

A coalition of Native Americans, farmers, and ranchers have descended upon Washington, DC to...
23rd Apr 14

UK government faces backlash as it gives freedom to frack

The UK government is once again facing strong opposition as it pursues plans to...
23rd Apr 14

Earth Day highlights need for action at critical time for climate

More than a billion people worldwide celebrated this year’s Earth Day – the 44th...
23rd Apr 14

Sharp rise in environmental killings as pressure for resources grows

New report from London based Global Witness that as competition for natural resources intensifies...
16th Apr 14

Procter & Gamble cleans up palm oil act after weeks of protests

After weeks of intense pressure, Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a No...
16th Apr 14

Crude oil leak disrupts water supply for 2.4 million in China

Officials in Lanzhou detected the cancer-causing chemical benzene in the city’s water supply after...
14th Apr 14

IPCC: Switch to clean energy is vital and affordable

The long-awaited report on how to curb climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on...
13th Apr 14

Fishing village resists harmful coal power in India

Fisherman from the Saleiha village on the Mundra coast of Gujarat, India are leading...
13th Apr 14
11th Apr 14

China follows global trend out of coal as NGOs demand end to dirty energy investments

As a new report warns that China could be shifting away from coal energy...
11th Apr 14

New manual uses faith-based approach to encourage conservation farming in sub-Saharan Africa

The manual seeks help Muslim farmers in Africa who are cultivating arid regions imperiled...
10th Apr 14

New European satellite to monitor the environment and natural disasters

A new European satellite will soon be helping track sea ice, oil spills, land...
10th Apr 14

Shell and Unilever lead call for trillion tonne emissions cap

Leading global companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, BT and Adidas have called on...
9th Apr 14

Bill Koch’s coal walkout highlights an industry in decline

Bill Koch, who made billions selling petcoke and coal with his company Oxbow Carbon,...
9th Apr 14

MEPs urged to support strong climate action as EU elections draw closer

As Europeans get ready to head to the polls next month (22-25 May) green...
8th Apr 14

Showtime to premier nine-part documentary series on climate change

"Years of Living Dangerously" features an impressive roster of celebrities and journalists exploring the...
7th Apr 14

Shanghai Stock Exchange considers carbon index

The Shanghai Stock Exchange could soon be ranking companies based on carbon emissions, but...
4th Apr 14

IPCC paints disturbing picture of climate change; governments must act

As IPCC's latest report paints a disturbing picture of climate change, civil society groups...
31st Mar 14

Global temperatures are higher than ever, according to annual WMO report

The World Meteorological Organization released its annual climate report, which highlights rising temperatures and...
24th Mar 14

EU delay on 2030 climate policy makes bloc 'increasingly irrelevant'

EU governments delay making any decision on a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions...
21st Mar 14

Shareholders force ExxonMobil to reveal carbon asset risk

ExxonMobil has announced it will publish a Carbon Asset Risk report describing how it...
21st Mar 14

Young people protest the EU's lack of climate action

Young people living on Poland’s borders have joined together to perform a silent protests...
21st Mar 14

Latin American leaders commit to fighting climate change

Last week, environmental ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered to discuss regional...
20th Mar 14

Natural gas exports could be the next big environmental fight in the US

A coalition of environmental groups have sent a letter to the White House urging...
20th Mar 14

Air pollution warning as Paris bans cars

It may have lasted just 24-hours, but this week’s car ban in Paris should...
20th Mar 14

Daily Tck: Climate talks wrap up in Bonn

The Daily Tck: A daily dispatch from the GCCA team at the UN climate talks...
14th Mar 14

China's ambivalent relationship with its high-carbon economy continues at critical gathering

Climate and energy issues were at the forefront at a pair of annual meetings...
14th Mar 14

Energy giant GDF Suez in court over coal health impacts

An Italian judge has ordered police seize and close down a coal-fired plant in...
13th Mar 14

Daily Tck: Day 3 of the Bonn Climate Talks

This week’s climate talks have passed the halfway mark. While progress is hard to...
13th Mar 14

Santos escapes with a slap on the wrist after sending toxic chemicals into water supply

The government of New South Wales has stuck the energy company with a paltry...
12th Mar 14

US senators stage all-nighter to urge climate action

Nearly one-third of the US Senate stayed up all night Monday to draw attention...
12th Mar 14

Daily TCK: UN Climate Talks open in Bonn, kicking off intense year of negotiations

With UN Secretary General heralding 2014 as the year of “climate ambition”, it is...
10th Mar 14

US coal exports skyrocket, nearly tripling over the last decade

Coal exports in the United States have nearly tripled since 2005, according to new...
7th Mar 14

Pressure mounts for Norwegian wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has taken another step towards divesting from fossil fuels, as...
5th Mar 14

Rising ‘king tides’ flood the Marshall Islands

A state of emergency has been declared as tidal surges imperil low-lying communities.
4th Mar 14

Poll reveals EU governments out of touch on climate action

As European ministers meet in Brussels for two days of talks on the details...
4th Mar 14

UK Youth call for strong climate leadership from Merkel, Cameron

The UKYCC staged an action Thursday to urge meaningful commitments on climate change as...
27th Feb 14

Oil company under investigation for intimidation, threats in Virunga National Park project

A WWF complaint against Soco International PLC has triggered an investigation into the company’s...
27th Feb 14

Iran may cut deadly emissions with a carbon trading scheme

Iran may soon launch a carbon trading market in an effort to reduce greenhouse...
26th Feb 14

In California, dozens of companies sign on to call for climate action

Apple Inc and more than a dozen other California companies are urging Washington to...
25th Feb 14

Last month 4th hottest January on record, NOAA reports

New data released by NOAA show that this January was the warmest since 2007...
25th Feb 14

Banners on the Beach: New Zealanders say no to deep sea oil

Thousands of New Zealanders came together across the country for a series of Banners...
25th Feb 14

Climate change a global security threat, warn senior military officials

Climate change and extreme weather represent huge threats to countries’ national security, senior military...
25th Feb 14

Mississippi River oil spill only the latest in a series of fossil fuel related accidents

Another accident in the United States is drawing attention once more to the hazards...
24th Feb 14

US shows it’s getting serious about climate change at home and abroad

It’s been a whirlwind week in the United States, where recent developments have bolstered...
21st Feb 14

"Unprecedented" forest protection platform launched

A new tool that allows users to digitally track an array of forest-related data...
21st Feb 14

El Niño could make 2015 hottest year on record

The odds that 2015 will set a record for the warmest year since records...
20th Feb 14

As Kiribati ‘sinks slowly beneath the waves,’ Fijian president promises refuge

As sea levels creep higher, it’s becoming more likely that the island nation may...
19th Feb 14

Climate denier to head Australia's renewable energy target review

The Australian government has announced it will review its 20% renewable energy target to...
19th Feb 14

John Kerry: Climate change ‘world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction’

US Secretary of State, John Kerry has dismissed the views of climate sceptics, equating...
17th Feb 14

New Delhi overtakes Beijing as world's most polluted city

India's capital city is being smothered under a cloud of deadly air pollution.
14th Feb 14

Top 10 climate change pick up lines this Valentine's Day

The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition have taken to Twitter this week to share their...
14th Feb 14

Faith communities step up in fight for climate

Faith groups are joining the conversation on climate change as the consequences of rampant...
14th Feb 14

Denmark to inscribe climate policy into law

A decision to inscribe Denmark’s 40% emission reduction target into law have been welcomed...
13th Feb 14

European CEOs call for strong 2030 climate and energy targets

CEOs from leading European companies are calling on the EU to agree a strong...
13th Feb 14

Olympians call for climate action amid warm temperatures in Sochi

Some of the world’s best athletes have seized upon this year’s unique circumstances to...
11th Feb 14

Global warming ‘slowdown’ due to unusually strong Pacific trade winds

Stronger Pacific winds could in part help explain the slowdown in the rate of...
11th Feb 14

Japanese NGOs call on JBIC to end coal financing

Japanese environmental NGOs have joined groups from Europe and the US in calling for...
7th Feb 14

U.S. takes note as climate change worsens Western drought

The crippling drought that has much of California and parts of Nevada and Oregon...
7th Feb 14

GCCA appoints Antonio Hill as new Executive Director

Antonio Hill has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Global Call...
7th Feb 14

China's climate policy in the spotlight as country smashes solar records

China’s clean energy and clean air efforts are back in the spotlight this month...
6th Feb 14

Peru talks must steer course for global climate treaty, says country’s minister

Government’s attending the UN climate talks in Peru later this year, must come with...
5th Feb 14

MEPs rubbish EU Commission’s lack of ambition on climate change

MEPs have voted in favour of the EU adopting a three-pronged approach to tackle...
5th Feb 14

South Korea on target for 30% reduction in emissions by 2020

South Korea is on course to meet its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions...
4th Feb 14

Shell halts—for now—risky Arctic drilling projects

After spending billions on permits, exploration, and equipment, the multinational giant has decided to...
3rd Feb 14

Divestment goes mainstream as major funds kick the fossil fuel habit

With a shift of nearly two billion dollars away from fossil fuels, the divestment...
3rd Feb 14

Abbot Point dredging decision multiplies threats to Great Barrier Reef

Australian authorities have approved a project to dump dredged sediment in the Great Barrier...
3rd Feb 14

Video: 60 years of climate change in 15 seconds

NASA animation depicts 60 years of climate change in 15 seconds, as analysis shows...
31st Jan 14

Public support for UK fracking declining following protests

The UK government’s attempts to sell fracking to the UK public appear to be...
30th Jan 14

Climate change cemented into Tunisian constitution

Tunisia has become the third country in the world to make a constitutional commitment...
30th Jan 14

Obama's State of the Union climate strategy falls short for future generations

In the US 2014 State of the Union, President Obama championed his 'all of...
29th Jan 14

EU faces criticism as commissioner labels 2030 CO2 target ‘stupid’

Just a week after launching its climate and energy package to 2030, EU energy...
29th Jan 14

UK government’s pursuit of fracking exposes flawed climate strategy

The UK government is under fire again over its blind pursuit of fracking while...
28th Jan 14

Oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea threatens to turn up the heat

Extracting fossil fuels in the politically controversial South China Sea would increase the rate...
27th Jan 14

Top political leaders support divestment to drive emissions cuts

At the World Economic Forum, fossil fuel divestment as a 'fiduciary responsibility' of investors...
27th Jan 14

Elders call for climate action on behalf of those at greatest risk

The Elders - a group of accomplished political leaders working for peace and justice...
27th Jan 14

Europe faces flood of tar sands as Commission moves to scrap clean fuel targets

New research is warning imports of Canadian tar sands into Europe could skyrocket to...
24th Jan 14

Climate vulnerable nations condemn EU’s 'disappointing' 2030 package

Pressure is building on the European Union to beef up its climate ambition following...
23rd Jan 14

Rich nations export emissions to developing nations, but can't avoid consequences

By outsourcing their manufacturing, developed nations like the US are responsible for some of...
22nd Jan 14

EU told to strengthen 2030 package amidst wave of criticism

The EU Commission has been accused of putting “Europe’s economic modernisation at risk” after...
22nd Jan 14

NOAA: 2013 was fourth hottest year on record

2013 ties with 2003 as the fourth hottest year since records began, adding to...
22nd Jan 14

Environment Canada scientists axed in federal 'assault on knowledge'

As the Canadian federal government continues to scale back its funding for research, Environment...
22nd Jan 14

World Economic Forum to address climate change on full 'Climate Day'

Ahead of the start of the World Economic Forum's 2014 gathering, many are already...
21st Jan 14

New research maps countries' contributions to global temperature rise

A new study aims to offer new insights into countries’ historical responsibility for global...
17th Jan 14

Closing the clean investment gap key to preventing climate crisis

In order to ensure a safe climate future, the world must invest an average...
16th Jan 14

Pine Island Glacier retreat now ‘irreversible’

The mighty Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea level rise in...
15th Jan 14

Activists call for resignation of Indian Environment Minister Moily

Indian activists are calling for the resignation of the new Environment Minister after his...
14th Jan 14

EU Commission under attack over weak fracking proposal

Green groups are accusing the European Commission of “turning a blind eye” to the...
14th Jan 14

Neil Young spotlights oil sands injustice on Honor The Treaties tour

Rock legend Neil Young launched the Honor the Treaties concert tour in solidarity with...
13th Jan 14

War on fracking escalates as UK government goes ‘all out for shale’

The UK government is “going all out for shale” as Prime Minister David Cameron...
13th Jan 14

Gulf Coast residents stand up against BP's pursuit of oil in their waters

Gulf Coast residents stand up to oil giant BP as it continues to pursue...
9th Jan 14

North America sees deep freeze, but the climate keeps warming

The cold weather this week in North America is no indication that climate change...
7th Jan 14

EU Ministers back green jobs in push for 2030 renewables target

Ministers from eight countries are calling on the European Union to include “robust” goals...
7th Jan 14