Tag: Global climate talks

‘Utterly his own right’ for Scott Morrison to commit to net zero, Barnaby Joyce says

Liberals and Nationals increasingly confident the Coalition is moving towards agreement on climate pivot Follow our live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Barnaby Joyce has acknowledged that Scott Morrison can commit Australia to a new net zero target without the endorsement of the Nationals’ party […]

Give us action on climate not just words, say developing nations ahead of Cop26

Demand for G20 to ‘step up’ with tougher emissions reduction targets and financial aid for poorest Developing countries are calling on the G20 group of advanced economies to come forward urgently with stiffer targets on greenhouse gas emissions, and financial aid, to make this month’s UN Cop26 climate summit a success. Simon Stiell, climate and […]

By pushing for more oil production, the US is killing its climate pledges | Adam Tooze

If Joe Biden is serious about tackling the climate crisis he must use his country’s leverage to curb fossil fuels, not boost them The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has driven home just how dangerous the climate crisis is. Faced with this unprecedented and unique challenge, the central question is: can we […]

UK banks’ support for coal industry has risen since 2015 Paris climate pact

Lenders including Barclays and HSBC provided services and loans worth £21.9bn in 2019 British banks’ financial support for companies involved in the coal industry has risen since the 2015 Paris agreement, despite their pledges to wind down financing for a sector seen as a significant obstacle to tackling global heating. UK lenders provided loans and […]

International climate scientists join call to halt Leeds Bradford airport expansion

Academics write to Robert Jenrick predicting dire consequences for climate crisis if plans go ahead Leading international climate scientists are among more than 200 academics who have written to the government calling on it to halt what they say would be an ecologically destructive expansion of Leeds Bradford airport. Almost 250 professors, academics and researchers […]