Japan’s woeful climate plan amounts to science denial

Japan reiterates past pledges for 2030 rather than mapping out a radical overhaul needed by the world’s fifth largest greenhouse gas emitter

Postponing major environmental summits is the right thing to do

China and the UK must ensure all nations are involved in planning the delayed summits to protect biodiversity and to raise climate action

Coronavirus: investors and policymakers must shift to increase resilience

Incentives for long-term sustainability, an end to fossil fuel subsidies, more telework are all needed to make the global economy resilient to shocks like Covid-19

From summits to stimulus: Nature-based solutions can help

Nature-based solutions deserve much deeper consideration as governments decide how to design their economic responses to the coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic shows we need new ways to look after the Earth and each other

Grassroots climate movements are building the resilience and self-determination of communities, making them better equipped to handle the crisis

Coronavirus and climate change are two crises that need humanity to unite

The virus may lead to a deeper understanding of the ties that bind us all on a global scale. That could help our chances of getting to grips with the climate crisis

An ambitious year for climate is a big year for women’s empowerment

While gender equality and women’s empowerment are goals, they are also essential enablers of climate action and development

Power structures over gender make women more vulnerable to climate change

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a chance to start solving a deep inequality: women are more vulnerable to climate change than men


Comment & Analysis

Public opinion on climate change is up but let’s not forget lessons from the past

Public opinion on climate change is shifting but to keep it at the top of the political and public agenda will require a sustained effort for decades to come

African countries need rich nations to take the lead on ambition at Cop26

Developed countries must deliver on their promise to mobilise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries unlock ambition

To be credible at Cop26, the UK needs a plan for its climate plan

The obvious time for the UK to publish its NDC would be before the Commonwealth meeting in June, to leverage countries like India and South Africa

UN biodiversity meeting needs to deliver transformative change, not just targets

The biodiversity talks taking place in China later this year require a legacy that can stand the test of time, rather than a cosmetic victory

Climate finance: failing to serve the most vulnerable?

Climate finance often fails to reach people most at risk in developing nations – local governments and affected communities need more influence on spending

Climate Home News launches front line climate justice reporting programme

We want your story ideas about how communities – especially women, youth and indigenous peoples – are building resilience to climate change in the most vulnerable regions of the world.

Carbon taxes are key to stop deforestation

In Colombia and Costa Rica, where governments have imposed carbon taxes, deforestation rates are down, while revenues to fund forest restoration efforts are up

One million solar panels! If only we knew where they were…

Pinpointing solar panels and knowing exactly where the sun is shining can cut carbon emissions by reducing the need to keep fossil-fueled generators on standby

Comment & Analysis


Climate Home News launches African reporting programme

If you are an experienced African journalist, we want to hear your story ideas on the links between climate science and development

Elon Musk’s disaster capitalism

The entreprenuer has made a habit of intervening in crises, particularly climate-related ones, but it’s a high wire act

Climate Home News is seeking a full-time reporter

We are expanding our award-winning team and we want a tenacious, ambitious journalist to join us in London. Applications close Monday, August 6

Climate Home News is offering two African reporting fellowships

We are looking for two African journalists to report deeply on the effects of climate change and climate science on the continent’s development

Climate Home News wins online media award

At a prestigious UK journalism awards ceremony, CHN was named best specialist or local news site of 2018, beating bigger rivals like BBC East of England

A bottle of brandy that Trump won’t leave the Paris deal. Any takers?

Trump’s US remains firmly in the Paris climate deal. Richard Black reckons that’s how it will stay and he’s prepared to put his brandy where his mouth is

One kilometre along the Arctic sea ice – my hardest ever swim

When Lewis Pugh finished his 22-minute, awareness-raising swim his hands were so frozen he hand to grip onto his photographer with his teeth

Trump schedules Paris announcement for 3pm Thursday

Join our live blog from around 2pm ET (7pm BST) for updates from the US and around the world as Trump makes his decision on the Paris accord