Carbon markets will not help stop climate change

Trading carbon is widely said to make emissions cuts cheaper. But for whom? And why is it dominating climate diplomacy in Madrid?

The UN climate talks can tackle fossil fuels head-on: here’s how

The UN process has largely ignored the production of fossil fuels. That can, and must, change

One of the world’s biggest emitters is trying to fly under the radar at Cop25

Australia is the third biggest fossil fuel exporter, has high emissions and plans to use a loophole to meet its pledges. Don’t let them stay in the background

We really may have just 11 years to save the climate

As the crisis becomes dominated by urgent survival needs, the political window to prevent further climate change will close

Businesses need strong climate policy as they aim for net-zero 

Corporate leaders across the world are calling on governments to support their efforts by providing clear, ambitious plans to cut emissions

‘Common timeframes’: How they could speed or slow climate action

Russia and Japan want ten years. Vulnerable countries want five. Why the alignment the world’s climate plans is a contest of ambition

The UK must steer the Paris Agreement out of its ‘perilous decade’

Demands for action are outstripping political will. The diplomatic task of bridging the expectations gap falls to the hosts of next year’s climate talks

Loss and damage: Who pays for the impacts of the heated Earth?

The current system for accounting for loss and damage from climate change is contentious and up for review at UN talks in Madrid


Comment & Analysis

In a climate emergency, there must be compensation for victims

With impacts spreading, declarations of climate emergency are worthless unless those making them help the afflicted

Climate policy needs to reflect resilience of northern indigenous communities

Indigenous groups in Canada have developed societal structures to cope with climate change without relying on federal policies. We need to learn from them

The world is awash with fossil fuels – it’s time to cut off supply

Australia is a major contributor to the world’s fossil fuel supply problem. It must set production targets aligned with global climate goals

The world’s foremost energy outlook is still leading us to catastrophic climate change

Small improvements to the IEA’s authoritative report do little to guide governments, companies or investors towards a clean economic transformation

Economic opportunity should see US get on board with shipping clean-up

Shipping is finally playing catch-up on air pollution standards, but the US is slow-balling attempts to agree cleaner targets

Our food system is broken. Here’s how we fix it

Transforming how we use land represents a $4.5 trillion per year business opportunity, we must now find the political courage to act

Chile has abandoned hosting Cop25, we cannot abandon its people

As the UN talks move elsewhere, the international community must remain deeply vigilant about the potential for continued and escalating repression in Chile

How to make the Green Climate Fund a better force for change

Vastly more of the fund’s money should go to projects that adapt to the impacts of climate change

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