Protests erupt in major international cities to demand government action on climate change as talks to reinvigorate the Paris Agreement continued in Thailand.
A top New York City lawmaker announced a bill Monday to mandate dramatic energy use cuts in big buildings, by far the biggest source of carbon dioxide, in a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world.
Taoiseach says move is necessary as part of climate change obligations.
A coalition of 26 Caribbean nations is joining forces to drive forward low-carbon and climate-smart solutions.
The international financial institution is spending more money than ever on combatting climate change.
The UK Government announced late last week that it had mobilized more than £4 billion in public and private financing for climate change action in developing countries through its International Climate Finance commitment.
The six largest multilateral development banks spent $35 billion on climate financing in 2017, a 28 percent rise on the previous year and the highest since recording began in 2011.
More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said they planned to lead from the front in setting new, tougher goals by 2020 to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement.
66% of EU cities have a mitigation or adaptation plan in place. The top countries were Poland where 97% of cities have mitigation plans Germany (81%), Ireland (80%), Finland (78%) and Sweden (77%).
The ¬300 million investment, signed with the Export-Import Bank of China (Eximbank), will be used on a range of climate projects, including sustainable transport, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water infrastructure.
A quarter of the ¬1.279 trillion budget for 2021 to 2027 will be dedicated to spending designed to combat climate change. That includes funding for renewable energy, efficiency improvements, and adaptation to the effects of climate change.
The initiative will directly support about 150,000 residents, with wider benefits to more than 380,000 people all who have little resources to mitigate and adapt to climate change, officials say.
A policy brief published on Monday by UK-based climate research institute the Grantham Institute finds there are now over 1,500 laws and policies in place worldwide, up from only 72 in 1997, with 106 introduced since the Paris Agreement was finalised at the end of 2015.
When it comes to climate change, our plan is clear, said Ms. Ardern, a member of the center-left Labor Party. We are committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.
Two months after New York’s Mayor announced he was suing oil companies for their role in climate change, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he intends to do the same, stating oil companies are “knowingly killing people.”
Pledge 2025 will help the bank align its activity to a 2ºC Scenario and strike a balance between sustainable energy and fossil fuel investments and is based on three lines of action: financing, management and engagement.
The group, called Students for Carbon Dividends, also includes Democratic students and environmental groups from ivy leagues like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. And it supports one specific climate change policy that calls for taxing carbon emissions.
The fund – to which countries have pledged more than $10 billion – adopted a landmark policy to protect indigenous people who often live in or near forests, where the fund plans to back conservation projects.
A new $25.5 million project from UN Environment and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will protect Gambia’s natural landscape from the increasingly damaging effects of climate change.
Faced with the looming prospect of entire islands disappearing under rising sea levels, New Zealand is designing the world’s first climate change refugee visa program.
Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, has become the latest financial firm to announce that it plans to stop investing in coal companies.
One creative enterprise is reaching back over 3,000 years for a solution, borrowing an architectural technique from the ancient Nubian civilization of latter-day Sudan to offer superior homes at minimal cost.
The United States and China, the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, have announced they will formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement in a move campaigners immediately hailed as a significant advance in the battle against global warming.
The good news is that China will stick with its pledge to peak greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 or sooner, according to Chen Zhihua of the NDRC, China’s Chief Climate Negotiator.
Macron unveiled the Make our Planet Great Again grants after President Donald Trump in June said he was pulling the United States out of an international accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that was brokered in Paris in 2015.