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None Of The G7’s Leading Stock Indexes Are Aligned With Paris Climate Goals, Says New Research

5 Mins Read According to new research, none of the major G7’s stock indexes are anywhere close to a 1.5°C or 2°C pathway with activists and scientists urging the largest listed G7 companies to immediately set emissions reduction targets and increase their climate action. Titled ‘Taking the Temperature: Assessing and Scaling-Up Climate Ambition in The G7 Business Sector’, […]

Slashing Methane Emissions ‘Strongest Lever’ Against Climate Crisis, U.N. Experts Say

4 Mins Read Reducing human-caused methane emissions by 45% by this decade could put the Paris agreement goal of keeping temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach, finds a new U.N. report. Representing the first comprehensive examination of the cost and benefits of methane mitigation, experts in the report conclude that taking “urgent steps” against methane emissions […]

The U.K. Commits To Reduce Its Carbon Emissions By 78% By 2035

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement ahead of COP26, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set one of the world’s most ambitious climate change target by committing the country to cut its carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels and for the first time, in the U.K.’s sixth Carbon Budget, the government will incorporate […]

Over Half Of World’s Largest Companies Won’t Make Net-Zero Goal By 2050, Report Finds

4 Mins Read More than half of the world’s biggest companies are making their net-zero transition too slowly to meet the 2050 deadline, a new report finds. The analysis, which examines carbon neutral financing, points to inadequate investment into the transition as the primary barrier, particularly from carbon-intensive industries and emerging markets.  A new study has found that […]

U.S. To Rejoin Paris Agreement & Host World Climate Summit Next Year

3 Mins Read The U.S. will be rejoining the Paris agreement and hold a climate summit early next year, within 100 days of president-elect Joe Biden taking office, a commitment largely seen as a much-needed boost to reinvigorate global efforts to combat the climate crisis. Biden’s announcement comes shortly after the virtual Climate Ambition Summit took place over […]

Humanity Faces Climate ‘Suicide’ Without U.S. Rejoining Paris Agreement, Says The U.N. Secretary General

6 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard Joining China and other big polluters, Biden’s pledge of “net zero” US emissions by 2050 brings the Paris Agreement goals “within reach”. “The way we are moving is a suicide,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in an interview on Monday, and humanity’s survival will be “impossible” without the United States […]

South Korea Becomes Latest Asian Nation To Make Net-Zero By 2050 Pledge

3 Mins Read South Korea has committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, after a number of other Asian states made similar pledges to step up efforts to fight the climate crisis. To achieve its goal, the country will have to make dramatic changes to its heavily fossil fuel dependent economy and make significant investments into renewable energy […]

China’s Bold New Carbon Neutral Plan: Here’s What You Need To Know

4 Mins Read Last week, President Xi Jinping made a surprise announcement during the United Nations conference that China will drastically slash emissions and reach net-zero by 2060. As the world’s biggest polluting nation, the country’s renewed commitment to reducing its carbon footprint could have a significant impact on limiting global temperature rise, and could even spur other […]

A Trump Re-election May Cost Us The Climate Fight

7 Mins Read By: Oliver Milman  The US will officially exit the Paris accord one day after the 2020 US election and architects of that deal say the stakes could not be higher. It was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the US withdrawal from […]

The US Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord Is A Racist Act

4 Mins Read By: Adrienne Hollis The Paris agreement threw a lifeline to millions of people of color facing a premature death. Trump is tearing that away, writes Adrienne Hollis, the Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. It’s official – in 100 days the United States will formally withdraw from the Paris climate […]

Japan’s Climate Plan Remains Unchanged Despite Rapid Global Heating

3 Mins Read Japan has recently published its plans to tackle greenhouse gas emissions under their Paris Agreement commitments ahead of the United Nations climate talks this year, but it has been attacked by environmentalists who criticise the proposals as well behind what is necessary to limit global temperature rise. It comes as a number of activists fear […]

Paris Agreement Experts Say You Should Take These 10 Actions For The Planet

4 Mins Read In a newly published book by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac – two prominent leaders of the United Nations Paris Agreement negotiations – there are some crucial actions that each and every one of us can take in our daily lives to make a difference for the planet. Called The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate […]

Gender Equality: We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Empowering Women

4 Mins Read We are already seeing some of the destructive impacts of climate change, with many of these events hitting the Asia-Pacific region the hardest. As it stands, we are losing the fight against climate change by lagging behind on Paris Agreement carbon reduction targets among many other goals outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals […]

Climate Inaction: Greta To World Leaders “You Have Stolen My Dreams, My Childhood With Your Empty Words”

2 Mins Read Greta Thunberg tells world leaders: “How dare you!” A group of young people, led by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg, have lodged a legal complaint with the United Nations against five countries that are off-track with their emission reduction goals at Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York. During her appearance at the UN […]