Climate

Steve September 23, 2021

As world leaders meet to talk energy in New York, 200 green groups are urging them to embrace renewables and stop financing fossil fuels As world leaders prepare to discuss the energy transition at the UN, hundreds of green groups are calling for an end to international public finance for fossil fuels. In a statement, […]

Steve September 22, 2021

A still image visualizing Arctic sea ice on Sept. 16, 2021, when the ice appeared to reach its yearly minimum extent. On this date, the extent of the ice was 4.72 million square miles (1.82 million square kilometers). Credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum […]

Steve September 22, 2021

The Labour Party has been accused of helping biomass energy giant Drax engage in “green spin” by holding a climate event at its upcoming conference sponsored by the North Yorkshire company. Drax – which emitted 19.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2020, including 13.2 million from burning biomass, according to environmental law charity ClientEarth […]

Steve September 21, 2021

Climate campaigners are celebrating as an end to Chinese public backing leaves few sources of finance for new coal plants around the world China will end its support for new coal power projects overseas, president Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. For years, China has been the biggest public financer of […]

Steve September 21, 2021

Joe Biden announced an increased US contribution to climate action in developing countries at the UN general assembly on Tuesday The US will double its climate finance contribution to $11.4 billion a year by 2024, president Joe Biden announced at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.  During a speech at the UN in New York, […]

Steve September 21, 2021

The United States is entering a building boom. Between 2017 and 2050, it will build the equivalent of New York City 20 times over. Yet, to meet climate targets, the nation must also significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its buildings, which comprise 27 percent of the nation’s total emissions. A team of […]

Steve September 20, 2021

UK, Indonesia and Mexico are among the first signatories to a pact to cut methane emissions, which can rapidly curb global warming Seven countries have joined the US and EU in committing to cut their methane emissions by 30% over the next decade.  On Friday, the US and EU made a joint pledge to slash […]

Steve September 20, 2021

The announcement took the Norwegian government and campaigners by surprise and came days before a moratorium on new palm oil concessions lifted The future of forest protection in Indonesia has been put into doubt after the government abruptly ended a decade-long funding agreement with Norway. Under the $1 billion payment-by-results deal signed in 2010, Norway […]

Steve September 20, 2021

By Sophie Kevany, in a joint investigation by DeSmog and Sentient Media An animal pharmaceutical representative body appears to have made a failed attempt to influence the United Nations by using what experts are calling distorted climate information to protect the livestock industry against calls to reduce food animal numbers and eat less animal protein.  […]

Steve September 18, 2021

By Marta Montojo and Ian Urbina Few people have ever heard of the tiny country of Nauru. Even fewer ever think about what happens at the bottom of the world’s oceans. But that may soon change. The seafloor is thought to hold trillions of dollars’ worth of metals, and this Pacific island nation is making bold […]

Steve September 17, 2021

Boris Johnson’s reshuffle has dominated the news this week – but what does it mean for government policy on climate change? As might be expected, several cabinet ministers were involved in campaigning for Brexit, whose crossover with climate science denial and environmental deregulation DeSmog has reported on extensively.  The cabinet still contains four ministers (one […]

Steve September 17, 2021

A negotiator representing the Cook Islands at the UN who has been criticised for blocking efforts to tackle global shipping emissions has been paid at least $700,000 since 2010 by an industry lobby group he helps run with his wife. Campaigners said the revelation was a “slap in the face” for those suffering the effects […]

Steve September 17, 2021

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events The media organisation now known as Climate Home News has been publishing, in some form, for ten years. I have been part of the journey for the past seven and editor for one.  To mark […]